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by mr_frisky
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 673

Re: Pancreatitis - Recovery, Drugs, behaviour and diet

One of my cats had pancreatitis two years ago. She was seeking out soft, dark spots and wasn't eating much. Within two weeks she had put the weight back on and was her normal self. One of my sisters cats also had it a few years ago, and she's fine. The only medication my cat needed was the pills cru...
by mr_frisky
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Walking a cat advice and views
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Walking a cat advice and views

MIne walk with me up the road, without harnesses. They stick close by, exploring front gardens. I have to be on hand in case there's a car or a hostile cat. I get some strange looks sometimes.
by mr_frisky
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat toys and activities
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: Cat toys and activities

Mine aren't so fussed about what they play with, as long as I give them attention and join in. Favourites include: laser pen in the bathroom (for some reason they wait in the bath for me to trail it along the wall tiles); tunnels, boxes, catnip mice and they also love the carpet tunnel - a carpet of...
by mr_frisky
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What are your thought's on..........
Replies: 14
Views: 1530

Re: What are your thought's on..........

If the cat will wear one, they soon get used to it.

Some of my cats have been able to wear collars, and I used to selotape a Loc8tor Plus tag onto it, so I could always track them when they went out. The collar came off at night.
by mr_frisky
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: anyone had any experience with retina detattchment
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: anyone had any experience with retina detattchment

One of my childhood cats, Cayenne, had two detached retinas when she was 13. She wasn't as active after that, but we kept on including her in things and she carried on for a few more years until she finally passed away of other issues. I was walking my dog around the same time and we met a couple wh...
by mr_frisky
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Has Fleas
Replies: 15
Views: 3332

Re: Cat Has Fleas

My Coco was treated for fleas 28 days before I noticed her face was covered in flea bites one day in august. She had scratched the fur off the bites.
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by mr_frisky
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Water fountains
Replies: 12
Views: 2790

Re: Water fountains

I still use my Catmate fountain, and they like it, but are just as happy in the summer drinking from rain water.
by mr_frisky
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I am at my wits end and I want to cry
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: I am at my wits end and I want to cry

MarySkater wrote:
mr_frisky wrote:You can't be serious? Considering killing a cat because their behaviour is inconvenient?
Persistently attacking people, disrupting the owner's lifestyle, and annoying neighbours who might have the power to get the owner evicted, goes beyond "inconvenient."
That's still no reason to kill them.
by mr_frisky
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore or wound on cats face
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Sore or wound on cats face

One of my cats had 4 large red marks on her face and much of the fur missing where she'd been scratching a few weeks ago. The vet said they were infected flea bites, even though she'd been de-flead a month earlier. It must have come up very quick as I only noticed it one day. She's better now. Could...
by mr_frisky
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: What would you do?

I wouldn't pay them.
by mr_frisky
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I am at my wits end and I want to cry
Replies: 18
Views: 2963

Re: I am at my wits end and I want to cry

but any treatment plan could take weeks to carry out, and I'm not sure your situation with neighbours and children gives you that option. That was my thought, too. Whatever is wrong with this cat (and it may be that human mistreatment started her problems) I don't think that you have the right situ...
by mr_frisky
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pining for company
Replies: 17
Views: 1775

Re: Pining for company

Well done for looking after these cats. It's possible that the male had been previously interested in her before she was speyed, and now tries to see if she is in season, but then goes away when he realises she isn't. I had something similar with the mother of my kittens, when the ginger tom she lik...
by mr_frisky
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 4 month old kitten goes wild outside.
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: 4 month old kitten goes wild outside.

Mine do that after being cooped up in the house all day. Maybe stay out with him for a while and watch him? You don't have to go to the lengths I do, though, and walk him up to the end of the road (very slowly)!
by mr_frisky
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bee sting!
Replies: 10
Views: 2327

Re: Bee sting!

Kitty got stung by a bee a few years ago and I took her to the vets, where they gave her a jab of something and she was fine after a few hours. The swelling on her head went too.
by mr_frisky
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Bentley
Replies: 22
Views: 3510

Re: Vibes for Bentley

That's such good news. Hope he's felling better soon.
by mr_frisky
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 46529

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Sending positive vibes.

My sister's cat had a cat scan last year (had to go from Surrey to Essex I think), and it was around £1000 if I recall correctly.
by mr_frisky
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Black stuff around cat's mouth
Replies: 47
Views: 122912

Re: Black stuff around cat's mouth

Sounds like it's quite common.
by mr_frisky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Expired medication
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Expired medication

Think I will. It's been stored in a dark place.
by mr_frisky
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to stop cat hating guests
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: How to stop cat hating guests

I find the only guests my cats tolerate are the ones they are familiar with, who they see me talking and laughing with. They then see they aren't a threat, but every cat is different. My sister's cats often go to shows and sit in their carrier and roll out on the rug to be stroked when people come r...
by mr_frisky
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Expired medication
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Expired medication

Anyone use flea treatment past the expiry date on the tube? My advocate has a june 17 expiry date (2 days ago). Presumably it would be ok to use for a week or so still?
by mr_frisky
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heart murmur
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Heart murmur

Did they say it was grade 1? My Kitty was diagnosed with one when she was being speyed, but they never were able to repeat the diagnosis on subsequent visits.
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does fur colour change?
Replies: 10
Views: 2327

Re: Does fur colour change?

Thanks, Lilith. I didn't know about Siamese and temperature.
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does fur colour change?
Replies: 10
Views: 2327

Re: Does fur colour change?

My Kitty's colouring got darker (on her face particularly) as she got older.

Below at a few weeks:
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...and on my avatar a couple of years ago.
by mr_frisky
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 46529

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Really worrying for you, but hopefully she seems to be getting better.
by mr_frisky
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do these kittens look unhealthy?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Do these kittens look unhealthy?

They look healthy enough (and gorgeous). Might just be sleep.
by mr_frisky
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Mark on leg

LOL. Normally I can't see her nipples, but she's lost some fur so the ones at the bottom are visible. They are probably also more prominent because she had three litters of kittens when she was younger, before she came to me.
by mr_frisky
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Mark on leg

Absolutely. Thanks all for your concern.

The vet also put some flea treatment on her and she's snoozing in the sun now with the others, having forgiven now I think me for unceremoniously bundling her into a carrier last night.
by mr_frisky
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Mark on leg

Thanks for checking. My first thought was teats - I spend a long half an hour looking at pictures of cat nipples on the internet, but they all said they weren't visible unless pregnant. In the end I took her to the vet (can't make tomorrow) and the vet confirmed they are teats, but 2 of them are a l...
by mr_frisky
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 2851

Re: Mark on leg

I've just noticed 2 lumps on her stomach:

I'm taking her to the vets tomorrow (if they have any appointments available).

Any ideas what these could be?

I'm really worried.
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by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Long Haired Cats in Hot Weather
Replies: 17
Views: 5074

Re: Long Haired Cats in Hot Weather

It's too hot for any cat at the moment - in the high 80s (30c) in the SE. Mine don't want to come in, even though it's cooler inside. Once the sun sets they get active again. Sadly I don't have a fan (or aircon in the car - fun for a 110 mile round trip every day on the M25 to get to work!) They don...