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by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My cat from hell TV program
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

Re: My cat from hell TV program

And yes, a responsible owner will sort out behavioural issues, but they may be responsible and still uninformed. A responsible owner in that case will seek the advice of a trained professional. Even when informed it can be difficult to stand back and assess the situation objectively, for the benefit...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My cat from hell TV program
Replies: 6
Views: 2439

Re: My cat from hell TV program

I don't have animal planet so have no seen many of JGs shows, but any I have seen have been great in terms of his approach and advice to his clients. He's, he is a celebrity cat behaviourist, and yes, the shows are edited for TV and chosen for their bizarreness, but as a student vet nurse I have see...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tick bites and Lyme disease!
Replies: 15
Views: 3387

Re: Tick bites and Lyme disease!

Stop blaming Bobby for your tick bites!!!!!! Ticks do not transfer from one animal to another, they go up on grass stalks in what is termed as "questing" for their next host. The literally climb up and sit on the stalk waiting for you (or Bobby) to wander past, and then latch on. You can blame the g...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cost of overnight care.
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Cost of overnight care.

I am in Ireland and all vets are obliged to provide out of hours care to their registered patients.......? Usually it means a few checks during the night as I said...... Critical cases arriving at the end of the day means someone has to change their evening arrangements of course, but there is alway...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cost of overnight care.
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Re: Cost of overnight care.

Eeeeeek! Does the cat need continuous monitoring??? As in, does there need to be someone sitting with the cat at all times??? What is wrong with him/her? Ordinarily, fluid therapy only needs to be monitored every 3 hours or so (but if the cat is critical that can change, obviously). Cats on fluids d...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fleas on my longhaired indoor cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Fleas on my longhaired indoor cat

Stem will have no effect on the pupal stages of fleas, which live in the environment. They can survive in pretty much any conditions for years once there is oxygen. You can use a household spray like indorex, combined with regular vacuuming (at LEAST daily, but as often as you can, and put the bag o...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Missing Cat- Advice Please!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: My Missing Cat- Advice Please!!!!

Check any sheds and outbuildings, and ask neighboir's to do the same. He may well be stuck in a shed or garage nearby. Please do this now, and cover a good area as he could have run in fear of the loud noises. Make up some leaflets to put through letterboxes asking people to check sheds/garages when...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Smithy - new pen resident
Replies: 27
Views: 6913

Re: Smithy - new pen resident

Good on you yet again! When my mother died, her cat Brownie laid on her pillow, refused to move and refused to eat or drink unless I was there. I was literally on the train back to my home across the country when my uncle called to say she was back on the pillow refusing food. I had to get the train...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Giving my cats up - advice pls!
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Giving my cats up - advice pls!

I am going to look at this from the point of view of the cat's welfare..... I think they have decided where they want to live, as has already been said. Please don't take this personally, it is likely, as you say, down to the fact that they simply like a quieter life with the elderly man. I had a ca...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Most ridiculous new cat food product to date?
Replies: 21
Views: 5950

Re: Most ridiculous new cat food product to date?

It'd certainly be far cheaper to just boil up a chicken breast and feed it with some of the broth, which is something I do for sick or convalescing cats, especially If I am concerned about their hydration levels! This stuff works out far more expensive than human soup ha ha ha! If stuck for time I'd...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Update after another long absence!
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Update after another long absence!

Hi all! I am home sick today (a horrible tummy bug) and not even fit to study or finish any assignments, so am taking the time to catch up with you all. The nursing degree is going great. I am on work placement now, at a busy vet hospital, and am learning so much about all the species, little and la...
by Cussypat1974
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The BOSS..... Aygo,Nysa died.
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: The BOSS..... Aygo,Nysa died.

We went to be with her as she went...... A tiny scratch caused this, due to her immune system failire which we never got to the bottom of. She got panleuk even though she was fully vaccinated and all protocols were followed. She didn't particularly like humans lol. She was a cat cat.bhumans were thi...
by Cussypat1974
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How do I convince my friend to get a darn litter box for his cats?
Replies: 19
Views: 2708

Re: How do I convince my friend to get a darn litter box for his cats?

I would stop mentioning letterboxes to him at all. That isn’t really an issue for the cats as they are not confined, once your friend steps in a cat poo at 5 am he will choose to provide more toilet facilities eh? What is a REAL issue is the over breeding...... You need to convince him to neuter ALl...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The BOSS..... Aygo,Nysa died.
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

The BOSS..... Aygo,Nysa died.

She was quiet and limping on New Year's Eve so we rushed to vets. Hospitalised on fluids and seemed to improve. Then she went downhill and when the vet went to take her temp, pus started to flow from her side. There was no abscess..... Unfortunately...... Get flushed and flushed to no avail and deci...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What to do with leftover cat food
Replies: 6
Views: 4315

Re: What to do with leftover cat food

With. Will 28 cats, I am happy to get any food donations!
by Cussypat1974
Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 'Death Row' foster cats
Replies: 24
Views: 2538

Re: 'Death Row' foster cats

Is is why I don't have kids...... The cats would win lol! But yes, there can be genuine reasons for giving up your animals of course. Doctors are generally idiots though..... A consultant here said ringworm was a WORM and refused to back down, And tried to treat the Girl for WORMS! She was a vet nur...
by Cussypat1974
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: human V animal medicine
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: human V animal medicine

I kinda feel for the junior doc taking bloods, cos I have only ever done it on models and dread the real thing! Animals don't tend to keep still either!!!!!!! But as a nurse, he SHOULD have cleaned you up because blood is the PERFECT medium for bacterial growth and infection! Nurses rock basically, ...
by Cussypat1974
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introduction of new kitten to older cat, am I doing it wrong?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Introduction of new kitten to older cat, am I doing it wrong?!

Countryside, that should read. And I also hasten to add that I do all new introductions according to best practice! They all start off in the bathroom, in a cage, and get GRADUALLY introduced to the gang. Nice cats first. I have my tried and tested routine. I don't just fling them into the general p...
by Cussypat1974
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introduction of new kitten to older cat, am I doing it wrong?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Introduction of new kitten to older cat, am I doing it wrong?!

I have read all the books on cat behaviour and studied as much as I can as a lay person. I have also broken all the rules due to necessity! I have a colony of 29/30 (big Mick just visits!) and used to have 48. People never believe me when I say they don't kill each other! It is all about fulfilling ...
by Cussypat1974
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: Hello

Welcome! If you love cats and want what is best for them, you will be happy here and also be a great asset as a new member! I have been a member for years and I don't have time now to come on as often as I would like. But I know this is a TRUE CAT PLACE. So long as you love cats, you have instant fr...
by Cussypat1974
Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thoughts on missing cats at Christmas ....
Replies: 61
Views: 6427

Re: Thoughts on missing cats at Christmas ....

No, it is definitely a territory issue! I have seen MANY females do this and it has nothing to do with a weak bladder! Insecurity or dominance marking probably. many of my newcomer females did it till they felt at home and relaxed. I lost many DVD players to this affliction!!
by Cussypat1974
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: human V animal medicine
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: human V animal medicine

Well, I actually checked with my lecturer, and this procedure (a core biopsy, which was done on me just as a precaution, I am not at all concerned) DOES NEED a full surgical prep! That entails five wipes with skin disinfectant (can be many more with animals if they are dirty though, but you'd expect...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: human V animal medicine
Replies: 5
Views: 931

human V animal medicine

an odd post perhaps..... yesterday I had a minor procedure done in hospital. it was fine. i was fascinated as had studied this procedure in theory but never seen it done. a junior doc was trying God love her, and messed up a few times. I didn't mind a bit as I have been in her position, as a vet nur...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thoughts on missing cats at Christmas ....
Replies: 61
Views: 6427

Re: Thoughts on missing cats at Christmas ....

Lovely thread...... I miss so many, especially this year. Ali and Shakey should be here (they were poisoned). Others gone, but not so unexpectedly. i won't be taking any in as have many here already and am still worried about poisonings to be honest (although I think it has been sorted). i am basica...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introduction of new kitten to older cat, am I doing it wrong?!
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Introduction of new kitten to older cat, am I doing it wrong?!

welcome! as others have said, you are doing it all right. I wish everyone would take introductions as seriously as you have! i reckon your two will get along in time. i have lots of rescues and this Summer a man arrived and dumped Abby on us. Great cat but she spent months in one room as she hated o...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Problems with neighbours
Replies: 29
Views: 5187

Re: Problems with neighbours

I am sure gin would have worked too! I was once told that rum by-passed the liver and went straight to the brain, but I am dubious now that I have studied a bit of physiology! back to the original probvlem..... if there is a wall, you could attach brackets and netting to YOUR side of the wall. the n...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Would you trust this request?
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Would you trust this request?

DON'T TRUST THEM! it could be for dog baiting or anything! At best it was posted by an ignorant person with absolutely no clue about animalwelfare. I am sorry, but is someone is savvy enough to be online and posting, they are savvy enough to do a google search! I did once rehome an adult cat on Chri...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: more death....
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: more death....

on Sunday night she was curled up fast asleep on the armchair, and I said to hubby "I wish she'd just die now". He knew what I meant..... it would have been nice to avoid the stress of the vet trip, but the alternative was a lingering death. Unlike Locky wo DID die on the same armchair a week or so ...
by Cussypat1974
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: more death....
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: more death....

Thank you everyone. She had a good life with me, and also a good one before I found her under a car in a carpark. there were no houses around but I did put up posters etc to try to find her human. she was already spayed and was in excellent shape. I dont know how old she was, but she sure wasn't you...
by Cussypat1974
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent diarrhoea issues
Replies: 41
Views: 11113

Re: Frequent diarrhoea issues

transitioning healthy animals is one thing. a clinically ill patient needs more care. i feed whatever is on special, but if anyone is sick they get chicken breast!