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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: 3048

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: 3048

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: 3048

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: 5851

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...
by mr_frisky
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Mark on leg

I will, thanks all.
by mr_frisky
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Mark on leg

I'll give it a go. There doesn't seem to be any discomfort or any obvious breaks in the skin, just a rather strange red mark.
by mr_frisky
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice - Cattery lost my boy
Replies: 14
Views: 3560

Re: Advice - Cattery lost my boy

How dreadful for this to happen when you are away from home. How far is the cattery from your home? My mother used to run a cattery and once one of the cats did exactly the same thing. Fortunately they lived nearby and he didn't go far, and we managed to nab him, but obviously didn't ask for any pay...
by mr_frisky
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mark on leg
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Mark on leg

Hi A few days ago I noticed a strange mark on my cats thigh: 20170611_160137.jpg latest.jpg Any idea what this could be? I first thought it might be an abcess, but there doesn't seem to be any holes, no obvious lumps and it doesn't look like an abcess caused by a bite she had 3 years ago: 20140830_1...
by mr_frisky
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat litter
Replies: 49
Views: 11048

Re: Cat litter

I used to use bog standard value clay clumping litter, but have recently swtiched to Morrisons Ultra Super Fine Clumping Cat Litter, as even urine collects into a ball and doesn't come apart easily, and can be hand-removed, meaning I only have to change it every week or so.
by mr_frisky
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: IAMS
Replies: 25
Views: 4265

Re: IAMS

Mine have Purina One sensitive and have for years. I normally get the 800g bags when it goes down from 4.99 to £4, as it does every few weeks.

It actually smells quite nice. I've been tempted to try some...almost. :)
by mr_frisky
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My furry babies ^^ May I see yours? ^^
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: My furry babies ^^ May I see yours? ^^

They are gorgeous. Here are mine from 2010:
by mr_frisky
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat mate fountain....algae?!
Replies: 14
Views: 6150

Re: Cat mate fountain....algae?!

I use Miltons to sterilise beer bottles when doping home brew. Seems to work quite well. I think I'll try it on the Catmate myself.
by mr_frisky
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat mate fountain....algae?!
Replies: 14
Views: 6150

Re: Cat mate fountain....algae?!

My catmate has never had algae, but it does get brown bits in the corners.
by mr_frisky
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with pancreatitis - blood in diarrhea.
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Cat with pancreatitis - blood in diarrhea.

My cat had pancreatitis last year and there was no blood in her faeces.
by mr_frisky
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Yowlee missing
Replies: 14
Views: 2540

Re: Yowlee missing

Glad he's back. They don't always let you know they are ok. I was looking for Coco last night (was convinced she was out). I got up at 3 am to go to the toilet and called her name outside. I went to the end of the road but no sign. I got up at 6 again and called for her out the back, no sign. I deci...
by mr_frisky
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Think my cat has cat flu?
Replies: 27
Views: 4391

Re: Think my cat has cat flu?

Glad she's feeling better.

Have you tried Whiskas Creamy Soups if she's not keen on solids? They are quite runny and my cats love them.
by mr_frisky
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Think my cat has cat flu?
Replies: 27
Views: 4391

Re: Think my cat has cat flu?

Let's hope it's just a winter bug, definitely visit the vets.

4 of our cats had cat flu when I was younger, and they were all fine.
by mr_frisky
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreatitis - issues taking pills
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Pancreatitis - issues taking pills

Hi, sorry to hear Smudge has been poorly. One of my cats had pancreatitis during the summer. http://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5064 I crushed the pills up with a hammer (in a handkerchief to stop the bits going everywhere) and sprinkled them on her dinner and she didn't seem to...
by mr_frisky
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Moving house
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Moving house

You could always try cat-proofing the garden, if practicable.
by mr_frisky
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I need some help with a few things...
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: I need some help with a few things...

A covered litter tray should certainly help with the litter scattering problem - he'd have quite a challenge trying to get his 'football' out through the opening! Some covered trays come with a door flap, which many cats don't like,(and can be removed if necessary), but if he would use one then the...
by mr_frisky
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding times - I am really struggling now
Replies: 16
Views: 3262

Re: Feeding times - I am really struggling now

My cats are fussy eaters, and like anything in gravy - the more runny the better. I get them sheba, also sometimes sheba sauce lover sachets, and a new Whiskas called 'soup', which they seem to like.

Maybe try one of these?
by mr_frisky
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?
Replies: 14
Views: 6799

Re: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?

One of my sister's cats is with Petplan and they paid out (up to 8k for an endoscopy and even a CAT scan - make your own jokes) recently, so you should be ok. I took one of mine to the vets recently because she was making sporadic noisy breathing sounds, although no discharge, and he thought she was...
by mr_frisky
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sniffing a bit
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Cat sniffing a bit

Thanks Lilith.

She's up to date with her vaccinations, so theoretically no worry about 'flu. When I was about 15 3 of our cats caught the flu, but they all got well. It was like the drool from a bulldog.

Glad to know other cats grunt and click!
by mr_frisky
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sniffing a bit
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Cat sniffing a bit

Took her to the vet, which she severely resisted. He checked her with the stethoscope, and said there was no sign of any fluid or any obvious abnormality with her heart or lungs. After playing a recording of her breathing on my phone, and saying it happens more when she relaxes, he believed it to be...
by mr_frisky
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sniffing a bit
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Cat sniffing a bit

Thanks. It doesn't seem like the sniffing you get when you have a cold, more like a chronic thing. I first noticed it over a year ago, and it isn't always noticeable. She is less active than normal, but they all are, as it's cold. It's interesting to know other cats get sniffles which aren't anythin...
by mr_frisky
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat sniffing a bit
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Cat sniffing a bit

Just recently I've noticed one of my cats sniffing a bit when she breathes in. It doesn't happen all the time I observe her breathing (maybe one in 8 times), and isn't very loud but can be sometimes. It's a bit like light snoring. It seems to happen when she's more relaxed. I'm sure I remember notic...
by mr_frisky
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It took 10 months for Milla to stop babying her kittens :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Re: It took 10 months for Milla to stop babying her kittens :)

They are gorgeous. My mother cat still mothers her kittens (even through they are 5 & 6 now), although not too intensely.
by mr_frisky
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave's results!
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Dave's results!

Strange the biopsy wasn't more conclusive, but it's good news of sorts, at least nothing bad has been confirmed.

Hopefully he'll be back to normal in no time.
by mr_frisky
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Panic
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Panic

The vet once gave one of my cats a wormer, flea treatment and her jabs on the same day, despite me later finding out you shouldn't give Advocate and Milbemax at the same time. She slept for the whole day.
by mr_frisky
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: M25 cat killer
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: M25 cat killer

I do let mine out when it's dark but I go with them. We go for (slow) walks up the road and they stick by my side until they encounter another cat who scares them and we saunter back. When they have had their fill of exploring I bribe the back in with some food. People must think I'm that weirdo who...