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by Marla
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Peritonitis (dry form)
Replies: 23
Views: 3632

Re: suspected Peritonitis aspiration tomorrow

Flo had a fever, very raised white blood cells, low total protein and low albumin. I don't remember about lymph nodes but her paperwork says the radiography showed evidence of pre sternal lymphadenopathy.

Best wishes for tomorrow.
by Marla
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Peritonitis (dry form)
Replies: 23
Views: 3632

Re: suspected Peritonitis aspiration tomorrow

Hi Emmab, I'm sorry your cat is unwell. Did your vet say what type of peritonitis he was thinking of? Our Flo had peritonitis which was treatable. On the ultrasound, it looked like a large mass, but it turned out her abdominal lining was inflamed. She went to the vet hospital in Potters Bar and they...
by Marla
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

Re: Food recommendation

I wouldn't worry about the size of the stool unless they seem too hard and she's straining to go. I've always thought that a small stool means that most of the food is being digested. On a grain-free raw diet, stools are very small and dry. We feed grain-free wet foods and didn't worry about fibre u...
by Marla
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What Age/Size Is It Okay To Let Kittens Out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Re: What Age/Size Is It Okay To Let Kittens Out?

They sound a bit small for 8 months old. Are they both neutered?
by Marla
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice providing outdoor shelter
Replies: 8
Views: 1291

Re: Advice providing outdoor shelter

Have you tried creating a high-up hideaway in a quiet part of the house, with steps up and down?
by Marla
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: URGENT! 1 year old black cat needs home. TORQUAY, SOUTH DEVON
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Re: URGENT! 1 year old black cat needs home. TORQUAY, SOUTH DEVON

I just found this article:
http://pets.thenest.com/aggression-newl ... -4110.html

I hope you can resolve this and not have to rehome her.
by Marla
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: URGENT! 1 year old black cat needs home. TORQUAY, SOUTH DEVON
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Re: URGENT! 1 year old black cat needs home. TORQUAY, SOUTH DEVON

I've heard of a cat reacting to another cat that's come home from the vet but not the other way around. Sorry to ask, but has Vi been back to the vet for a check-up since the spay? Maybe she's not feeling well?
by Marla
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wobbly Old Lad
Replies: 14
Views: 2039

Re: Wobbly Old Lad

12 is senior but not really old. We have two 19 year old cats with hyperthyroidism and kidney disease - they're old! Despite his good appetite, has he lost weight and/or been drinking lots of water? Having had several hyperthyroid cats, wobbly legs always makes me think of hyperthyroidism. Kidney di...
by Marla
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sticky Paws
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Sticky Paws

Some sofa protection ideas that you could DIY (you might have to log into Pinterest to view these):

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/479140847831644696/
by Marla
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sticky Paws
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: Sticky Paws

There are lots of different cardboard scratchers (mats/boxes/loungers/beds) constructed using the ends of cardboard which cats apparently love to scratch. This page shows some different ones: http://www.petplanet.co.uk/search_adv.asp?sp=cardboard&NavSource=search You'd have cardboard pieces to hoove...
by Marla
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: PAPER COLLARS TO FIND AN OWNER-GOOD IDEA?
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

Re: PAPER COLLARS TO FIND AN OWNER-GOOD IDEA?

I've seen all-plastic collars that were impregnated with chemicals for calming or flea prevention. I wonder if it could be one of those. You could tape a little message directly onto the collar: Your cat? Call . . . If no response after a few days, I'd take him to a vet to be checked for microchip. ...
by Marla
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A product that works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: A product that works!

Are the ingredients the same?
by Marla
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A product that works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: A product that works!

Oops Mark just recommended these! I missed that completely.... The 3rd, 4th, and 5th product on this page are really good for pilling: https://www.naturesmenu.co.uk/natural-cat-food/shop-by-product/natural-cat-treats We get them from Pets at Home. We break them in half and use half for the pill and ...
by Marla
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Home Needed for 2 Male Cats (NW9)
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Re: Home Needed for 2 Male Cats (NW9)

These cats need a home before September, if anyone can help.
by Marla
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: She does make me laugh
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: She does make me laugh

Hi Meriad, I hope Abbie is OK. When they find elevated white blood cells and nothing else, do they leave it to resolve on its own or should they give a course of antibiotics? Many years ago when Flo was quieter/sleepier than normal, losing weight and linking concrete (!), they found that she had ele...
by Marla
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Senior male black cat found Hockley SS5
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: Senior male black cat found Hockley SS5

Thank you for looking out for this boy! Has he been checked for a chip?
by Marla
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Found Russian Blue
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: Found Russian Blue

Maybe the subject could be changed to 'Found Russian Blue / Oriental'?

This is the lost boy I thought looked very similar, but the ad is closed:
http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/classifieds ... e-sea.html

I emailed Pets4homes.
by Marla
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Found Russian Blue
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: Found Russian Blue

I'm wondering if he could be a blue/grey Siamese? I found a expired ad on Pets4homes for a blue Siamese missing since January that looks very similar. I've emailed Pets4homes to ask them to contact the person who placed the ad in case he's still missing.
by Marla
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Found Russian Blue
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Re: Found Russian Blue

Is this the kitty that's been found?
https://www.nationalpetregister.org/fp/75385

Is he really a Russian Blue?
by Marla
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Home Needed for 2 Male Cats (NW9)
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Home Needed for 2 Male Cats (NW9)

I've become aware of two 9 year old neutered male cats in NW9 who need a new loving home. They are brothers who are very close and need to stay together. A home check will be required. If you can offer them a home, please contact me through my profile. Thanks. Edited 22-8-16: Still looking for a goo...
by Marla
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Maine Coon Kitten Has One Week to Get New Home
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Maine Coon Kitten Has One Week to Get New Home

I personally can't help because I have my hands full with 4 cats, but I will spread the word.

When you say he has a week, is that before he gets put to sleep?
by Marla
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)

Lilith can have it!

Sorry it didn't work out for you, Kay.
by Marla
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)

Vet UK sell it too and it's slightly cheaper but you have to spend more to get free delivery.
by Marla
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Thank you lmills and Marla (alternative meds for stiff joints)

Trying mixing it with a smaller portion of food first thing in the morning. They'll usually eat it if they're hungry.

I buy from Animed Direct - £12.99 with free delivery:
http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/yumove-ad ... of-60.html
by Marla
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours old cat limping
Replies: 14
Views: 3311

Re: Neighbours old cat limping

I hope it helps yours like it did ours! Rosie and Flo get Yumove twice a day and we decrease the amount of food in that portion to make sure they eat all of it. Then they get seconds. :)
by Marla
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours old cat limping
Replies: 14
Views: 3311

Re: Neighbours old cat limping

There's a number of reasons why a cat might be limping, including: - injury (for example, pulled muscle, paw injury, in-grown claw) - arthritis - luxating patella - muscle wastage (for example, from an untreated disease such hyperthyroidism) If it's arthritis, a good first step is Yumove Advanced Ca...
by Marla
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR MY BELOVED MAINE COON
Replies: 6
Views: 5212

Re: LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR MY BELOVED MAINE COON

I'm really sorry you need to give up your cat. :(

If you rehome privately, please do a home check.

This person posted a few months ago looking for an adult Maine Coon female:
http://www.catchat.org/felineforum/view ... =12&t=4225
You could send them a private message via their profile.
by Marla
Sun May 29, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Temporary Fostering
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Temporary Fostering

It would be a lot less traumatic for them to stay with you but be kept inside, than to be fostered or in a cattery for a long time.
by Marla
Sun May 29, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned cat i think !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6066

Re: Abandoned cat i think !!

Did you try these two rescues? I've found both of them to be really helpful.

Paws for Life / 9 Lives: 07986 135081

London Cat Rescue: 07828 898319

I wouldn't worry about Ouzo hissing at her. It's just to let her know who's in charge and the fact that she's not reacting to it is a good thing.