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by JulieJulie
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat vitamins for cat not eating with lymphoma
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Cat vitamins for cat not eating with lymphoma

Thank you so much I'll take a look at those. In case anyone elseis ever in this situation I'll share that I've found smaller 5ml syringes to be the best, less stressful and messy way to give slow controlled feeding. My girlie is snoozing on her heatpad now. Want her life to be as comfortable as poss...
by JulieJulie
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat vitamins for cat not eating with lymphoma
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Cat vitamins for cat not eating with lymphoma

Can anyone recommend a good vitamin supplement for cats? My girl turns out to have a lymphoma, I'm assisted feeding her as she has a poor appetite (Hills i/d). Struggling to get the recommended amount of food into her so thought I'd try something like a vitamin supplement paste. Hopefully the b vit ...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4874

Re: Wet food, cereal free

booktigger wrote:Wow, that doesn't sound a lot of food, think Lucy would be attacking me with those amounts!
Better quality foods though, the cats need to eat a lot less, I found this when I was trying the raw food especially. Trouble is, after years of rubbish, you have to get them to eat the good stuff!
by JulieJulie
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4874

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Excellent advice and I have a 10% off code for Zooplus. It's a difficult situation with 9 cats, I want them to have the best, but I work full time (to pay their bills!) so I also need some degree of convenience. They stay in at night/in the cat run, so my life is an endless round of vet trips, litte...
by JulieJulie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4874

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Ah thanks Kay! I'm a convert to Fetch Deliveries now (having kitty litter delivered to your door in a 2 hour timeslot...wow!) and they didn't have it so I jumped to this assumption - doh!
by JulieJulie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4874

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Hello, yes I've tried the raw food, a couple of them will eat it, but the others refuse point blank. Even the ones who used to eat it are turning their nose up at it, I think unfortunately they are too used to the rubbish food now, I have perservered but ended up throwing out the last 2 batches to t...
by JulieJulie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Infacol
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Infacol

Sniper thank you for the advice, still have my little girl, thank goodness. The emergency vet wanted to bring her in for drip, force feeding, ultrasound etc but we declined and instead took home ID food, probiotic, and some appetite stimulant tabs. Oh and an anti nausea injection. And Zantac as she ...
by JulieJulie
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wet food, cereal free
Replies: 25
Views: 4874

Re: Wet food, cereal free

Hello I was just revisiting this thread and wondered if anyone knew if the recommendations below are still good? My lot are simply refusing to eat Butchers since they have re packaged it so I'm assuming they have also changed the ingredients. The shelter down the road are having the same issue so so...
by JulieJulie
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Infacol
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Infacol

Thanks Kay, funnily enough I saw you had written that on another thread but when i mentioned it to my vet he said they don't recommend it where there are stomach issues. We've been to the emergency vet today, she's had anti nausea and appetite stimulant and going to try the id pate, I've been giving...
by JulieJulie
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Infacol
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Infacol

Has anyone used infacol for cats, a Google search brought me back here where Hunny bunny said she'd used it. My 13 yo cat has bad vomiting and diarrhea. Tests, days on a drip, ranatadine haven't helped or found a cause. I'm syringing her AD food to try and stop her weight loss but she's now 2.78kg, ...
by JulieJulie
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Providing for your cats in your Will?
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Re: Providing for your cats in your Will?

Thanks for the replies! I'm still doing some research on this and I'll share anything that seems important when I'm done.
by JulieJulie
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 72
Views: 8336

Re: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma

Antonio I am glad if my words bring comfort but sad that we had to share this experience. Please remember that our cats feed off our emotions and you must live your life with joy for your Lola. It's normal that the dynamics of the house will change as the occupants do. A few years back i lost my tor...
by JulieJulie
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma
Replies: 72
Views: 8336

Re: New user - Cat with squamous cell carcinoma

Antonio, I've not been on here for a long time, and I haven't read everything as its too painful for me, but I wanted to let you know that I lost my fur baby to the same horrible cruel illness last year, and how you described her passing was very familiar to me, with me holding her as the vet let he...
by JulieJulie
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Going away and leaving your cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Going away and leaving your cat.

I used to worry myself sick about leaving my cats, and never went away for ten years, but if you have a good catsitter, and especially with older cats, they will be fine. Mine sends me pics and even videos and sounds from my gang. I always know when I get home how well they have been cared for by ho...
by JulieJulie
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Providing for your cats in your Will?
Replies: 9
Views: 2047

Providing for your cats in your Will?

So I'm not young, nor yet old, but for some reason lately I've started to worry about what will happen to my 9 cats in the event of my death and I want to ensure they are provided for. I live alone, and have a very small family, neither of whom I trust to do the right thing by my little furry family...
by JulieJulie
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to know when it's time?
Replies: 18
Views: 2864

Re: How to know when it's time?

So sorry you are facing this terrible decision my thoughts are with you. I went through it last month. In my experience if you're at the stage of asking if it's time, then it usually is )-:
by JulieJulie
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unhappy cat with herpes virus-any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: Unhappy cat with herpes virus-any ideas?

Have you looked into getting supplements to boost her immune system? My cat has the calichi virus which causes a lot of similar issues and I've got a palatable l-lysine supplement for her called flumax - you can get a similar one online called Enisyl-f.
by JulieJulie
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kittens not weaning at 7 wks
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

Re: Kittens not weaning at 7 wks

Hello Gothgrannie, ooh lucky you having foster Kitts. When I had this issue I made up kitten milk formula and started mixing kitten food with it. They'll start to lap up the food. Make sure mummy cat has an escape from the kittens eg a window ledge or if that isn't possible keep separating. I'm surp...
by JulieJulie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Putting my cat to sleep TOMORROW - worried it's not right
Replies: 36
Views: 7456

Re: Putting my cat to sleep TOMORROW - worried it's not right

I wrote a reply earlier but don't see it on here now, sorry. You are in the right place for those who understand your loss. I believe very strongly in a spirit world, and I've had some 'signs' that I have chosen to take of reinforcement of this, both from previous pets and also from my much love mum...
by JulieJulie
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Putting my cat to sleep TOMORROW - worried it's not right
Replies: 36
Views: 7456

Re: Putting my cat to sleep TOMORROW - worried it's not right

OMG I felt sick for you reading this. I'm so sorry. I've just been through this a couple of weeks ago. I'm so sorry I didn't see this yesterday. Right up to the time the vet came I felt the same as you but as soon as he left, she just looked so peaceful and I knew I had done the right thing. If you ...
by JulieJulie
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15507

Re: Night time terrors

Hello Issi, I came over to this board after losing my beloved Lucy 2 days ago. 5 years ago I lost my beloved Tortie, Honey, and found CC. I was grief stricken for 6 months, didn't want to get up and out of bed. I feel your pain, and I'm pleased that you seem to be coming out of the other side of it....
by JulieJulie
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diet for old sickly cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Re: Diet for old sickly cat

Well done for looking out for this man. Are you sure this cat doesn't belong to anyone? You say you have been looking after him for a long time - are you sure he isn't your cat now :D Does he come into your house or otherwise have shelter? If hes' getting thin/poorly, he won't survive another Winter...
by JulieJulie
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

Thank you for your kind words. Whilst her passing was as 'less awful' as I guess it could have been, and despite a clumsy vet nurse (my sister told me after to calm down, she was probably just young and nervous) who almost knocked her over, and I told in no uncertain terms to please get her hands of...
by JulieJulie
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

Lucy was helped to pass over peacefully today by our very caring and gentle vet who came out to our home. He stroked her and said goodbye to this brave little cat he had the privilege of caring for. She was finding it increasingly hard to eat but was hungry, she was drooling with some blood and when...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

Thanks Kay in definitely trying that tomorrow with the chicken liver x
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving from a house with garden to a flat
Replies: 8
Views: 3273

Re: Moving from a house with garden to a flat

Ok so you haven't located anywhere yet. First hurdle of course will be finding somewhere to accept pets. Lots of cats live in flats but it takes more work to keep them safe and happy. I'd say he's better staying with you than trying to rehome him as you're willing to prioritise his needs. He's not s...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

No Kay. Can you buy it in supermarkets and how do you cook it please? She used to love chicken liver flavoured pate until recently. Going to take all my love to prepare this meal! I hated liver ad a child...
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Drooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Re: Cat Drooling

Drooling in cats can be an indicator of pain, well done for getting her to the vet so quickly. In my cats, this has tended to point to dental issues (and more.) What did he say about her teeth?
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

Meant to say, yes, you make a really good point about the smell whilst the fish is cooking - definitely best to cook slowly so the aroma goes throughout the house as this has been known to get her downstairs and to start circling me in the kitchen and she always has a better appetite then ((-:
by JulieJulie
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

Thanks, I'll will try that if all else fails. She is having Cod for dinner tonight, I hope, but I've just been out to get Salmon as a back up. My vet has never told me what to feed my little girl, in fact sometimes I tell him what I'm doing and he says 'oh, that's a good idea'. I guess because he kn...