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by Marla
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice - Cattery lost my boy
Replies: 14
Views: 3186

Re: Advice - Cattery lost my boy

I'm so sorry to hear this happened. :( I'm disgusted that the owner of the cattery hasn't apologised!

Please could you post a link to your Facebook post about him? Those of us on Facebook could share it.
by Marla
Tue May 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Home needed for two elderly cats -Hackney, London
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Re: Home needed for two elderly cats -Hackney, London

How sad that you need to give your cats up. :(

I think Feline Friends London are based in Hackney:
http://felinefriendslondon.uk/contact/

Here's the full list of rescues in East London:
https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-r ... ast-london
by Marla
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Cat Fosterer Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1396

Re: Cat Fosterer Needed

What a lovely boy! I can see why you're smitten. I wish I could help, but we have 2 male cats, one of whom is a bit of a challenge... Posting here and on petforums.co.uk is OK, but I'd be worried about posting on the other site you mentioned. I've heard that people pick up animals for dog fights on ...
by Marla
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Trial adoption - legit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Trial adoption - legit?

There are so many homeless cats in the UK that some are being euthanised. Please have a look at the cats available in your area:
https://www.catchat.org

This cat in Barnsley needs a home urgently:
https://www.catchat.org/felineforum/vie ... =11&t=5959
by Marla
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lily's Kitchen Cat Food
Replies: 14
Views: 5954

Re: Lily's Kitchen Cat Food

Natures Menu Country Hunter is quite hard to find. Our local Pets at Home used to stock it but now they only offer it online. It contains rosemary and smells quite strong of it which I'm surprised doesn't put the cats off, but they love it.
by Marla
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lily's Kitchen Cat Food
Replies: 14
Views: 5954

Re: Lily's Kitchen Cat Food

If you're referring to their wet cat food, we tried it. It has pork in it which I think is weird and it gave them huge smelly stools - the biggest and smelliest ever! When little cats have such enormous stools, I wonder how much of the food is being digested. We really like Natures Menu Country Hunt...
by Marla
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: Kitten needed in Bournemouth, Dorset
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

Re: Kitten needed in Bournemouth, Dorset

I'm really sorry you lost your boy. :( It's great that you're trying to rescue - sorry you're having a bad experience. 20 years ago when we wanted to rescue 2 kittens, we didn't get a warm reception either. Maybe because there are so many adult cats needing homes, they're tired of hearing from peopl...
by Marla
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: first time kitten owner - totally blind
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: first time kitten owner - totally blind

Hi Meriad, quick-release clasps are designed for cats of a certain weight. Ours are for kittens/cats at least 6 month old when they typically weigh 2.75 kg or more. We haven't found a safe collar for younger/smaller kittens so we don't recommend or sell collars for kittens less than 6 months. I resp...
by Marla
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: first time kitten owner - totally blind
Replies: 11
Views: 1733

Re: first time kitten owner - totally blind

How exciting to be getting a new kitten/cat! A lot of cat collars are called safety collars when they're not safe. Elasticated collars are often called safety collars but they can strangle a cat. Look for the terms quick-release, breakaway or snap-open AND this is really important: - Make sure the c...
by Marla
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Male stray needs urgent home, Morley, Leeds area
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: Male stray needs urgent home, Morley, Leeds area

Joanne emailed me to say that this cat is a male grey and black tabby, neutered, not chipped.
by Marla
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Deceased black cat found in slough.
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Deceased black cat found in slough.

It's nice of you to care about finding the owners. As Janey suggested, contact the railway. They're supposed to scan dead animals for microchips, although there are reports of them not doing that so perhaps you could request it when you speak with them. Others may know this, but I didn't: Some railw...
by Marla
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Something to brighten your day!
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Something to brighten your day!

That is so beautiful! :D
by Marla
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Neglected cat.
Replies: 9
Views: 2918

Re: Neglected cat.

It's lovely that you care about this cat. If it were me, I wouldn't involve the organisation mentioned, based on past experience. If you're a bit tempted to adopt him, you could ask them if they'd mind - they probably won't - and then very slowly introduce him to your cat to see how it goes. If it d...
by Marla
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: New cat causing havoc at neigbours' property

We have cat fencing too and it's great. (The product you linked to has very mixed reviews on Amazon.)
by Marla
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with pancreatitis - blood in diarrhea.
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: Cat with pancreatitis - blood in diarrhea.

Blood in stools can also be caused by Metacam or cat foods that contain grains (wheat, corn/maize/prairie meal, etc). Could it possibly be either of those be causing it?

I saw after posting this that she's not on Metacam?
by Marla
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing Cat: St Albans (Found)
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Missing Cat: St Albans (Found)

Fantastic news!!! :)
by Marla
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Male stray needs urgent home, Morley, Leeds area
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Re: Male stray needs urgent home, Morley, Leeds area

Hi Joanne. Welcome to Cat Chat! It looks like he's a grey and black tabby as opposed to a brown one? Two males can get along, but if Peter isn't neutered (you said you weren't sure) I think they will fight. Has he been checked for a microchip? Don't leave him behind at the vets though as he might be...
by Marla
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing Cat: St Albans (Found)
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Missing Cat: St Albans

Have your neighbours all checked their garages and outbuildings? Our cat got stuck in a garage once. I could only hear her with my ear pressed right up against the garage door.

I hope you find Tigs very soon!
by Marla
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching wound
Replies: 21
Views: 3502

Re: scratching wound

We tried the Comfy Collar and Flo was still able to get at every part of her body. We bought a transparent green/blue cone collar with soft edges that you clip together without having to use a cat collar. We took it off for dinner and a quick groom but then popped it straight back on again until the...
by Marla
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: OWNER FOUND
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: OWNER FOUND

Well done for locating another owner! The cats in Nottingham are very lucky to have you looking out for them! :)
by Marla
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sub Q
Replies: 29
Views: 3915

Re: Sub Q

Thanks Mark, I'll check the price at Boots. It has to be cheaper than what we're paying at the vet.
by Marla
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sub Q
Replies: 29
Views: 3915

Re: Sub Q

Sorry, I missed that Murray was on Pronefra. I think Ipakitine, Pronefra and Alu-Cap are all phosphate binders (made with different ingredients). Our cats didn't seem to like the taste of Pronefra - although with CKD it's hard to tell if they don't like the taste of something or have just stopped ea...
by Marla
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sub Q
Replies: 29
Views: 3915

Re: Sub Q

We feed a non-renal wet food plus Alu-Cap.
by Marla
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sub Q
Replies: 29
Views: 3915

Re: Sub Q

I too would avoid dry food.

Here's a good article on why wet food is better:
http://catinfo.org/#Cats_Need_Plenty_of ... Their_Food

We also have a water fountain which both the girls use a lot.
by Marla
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sub Q
Replies: 29
Views: 3915

Re: Sub Q

We have two 19 year old cats (sisters), both with CKD and hyperthyroidism. For the CKD, they're on Semintra and Alu-Cap. I heard good things about Semintra from people in this forum and asked our vet for it. They weren't willing to prescribe it at first, because it was fairly new and they didn't hav...
by Marla
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Painting with cat
Replies: 24
Views: 3188

Re: Painting with cat

The paint we used was described as "low VOC content" but the fumes were awful.
by Marla
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Painting with cat
Replies: 24
Views: 3188

Re: Painting with cat

Depending on the paint you use, you might need to be concerned about the fumes. We used a scrubbable water-based paint and the fumes were so bad that both OH and the decorator got nauseous.
by Marla
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: Looking for a house cat - London
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Looking for a house cat - London

Kitten-Cat is also indoor only and 10 years old:
http://felinefriendslondon.uk/adoption/kitten-cat