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by Jan
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat scratching himself until he bleeds
Replies: 31
Views: 23798

Re: Cat scratching himself until he bleeds

Hello Isabel I am so sorry to read of your cat's scratching problem .... I know only too well how distressing it is to see a cat tearing itself to pieces with scratching. The jacket we were sold at the clinic by a locum vet can be found on www.medicalpetshirts.com (if your vet does not stock them. I...
by Jan
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney Disease.cat
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Kidney Disease.cat

Our cat, Blackie suddenly stopped eating his usual beloved Felix wet food and I nearly drove myself mad trying different foods all to no avail. In desperation I pulled out an old packet of RC renal diet food (which he always turned his nose up at) only to find him devouring the whole packet. In a wa...
by Jan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Moving 180miles with an elderly cat? Help!

Sandra... you are a ;lady after my own heart! What you have written about not wanting to even decorate let alone move homes sounds just like me We moved my mother's cat some years ago back to our own house 165 miles away after my mother had to go into a care home. We ended up at the local clinic whe...
by Jan
Wed May 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Arthritis and Tramadol
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Arthritis and Tramadol

It may well be stress related from any pain your cat is experiencing. We had a similar problem with our cat last year. He licked a large patch of fur from his left shoulder, It-t was bloody and looked terrible. A steroid injection given by a locum vet did nothing. When we saw our own vet, she sugges...
by Jan
Sat May 09, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Teeth Ckeaning
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Teeth Ckeaning

A belated thanks to those who replied to my query whether to go ahead with the cleaning of our cat's teeth. I did speak to our own vet - She told me that the problem was due to a mouth ulcer which would heal. She seemed reluctant to go ahead with proper teeth cleaning. She suggested waiting for 2/3 ...
by Jan
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Teeth Ckeaning
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Teeth Ckeaning

Having been consistently told by our usual vet that Blackie's teeth are ok, I was shocked when the locum vet this morning pulled Blackie's top lip right back to show me how bad his gums lookede and also that he had a mouth ulcer. Our normal vet has been telling me all along that his teeth are fine. ...
by Jan
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat scratching himself until he bleeds
Replies: 31
Views: 23798

Re: Cat scratching himself until he bleeds

Hello .... its been a long time since I was last on this forum. Some might remember me ... I can answer your query ...in the end, the Head Vet at the local clinic decided to try a steroid called Delvosteron - 2 injections 2 weeks apart. I was amazed to see a definite reduction in Blackie's scratchin...
by Jan
Sat May 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gabapentin
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Gabapentin

Just wanted to write thanks for the replies. Gabapentin was actually prescribed by our vet because she believed him to be suffering from stress and Gabapentin would act as a sedative to help with his appetite - which was almost zero. She then showed me that unbeknown to me Blackie had taken all the ...
by Jan
Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gabapentin
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Gabapentin

Blackie has been prescribed 0.5ml twice a day of this sedative. Has anyone here had experience with this medication for their cat?
by Jan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and diet
Replies: 38
Views: 14488

Re: Kidney disease and diet

As Blackie eats smallish meals during the day I just spread the amount to make up the recommended daily amount. He won't eat renal food and in any case, our vet told me as long as he had Ipakitine over his food he could eat his normal diet. We have used Ipakitine for 4 years now and Blackie seems mu...
by Jan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stronghold Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Stronghold Plus

Thanks for replies. Am inclined to stick with Advocate and Milbemax. Blackie is very much an outdoor/indoor (in that order) cat.
I do wonder how much commission these vets are paid to use certain products :roll: [*]
by Jan
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stronghold Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Stronghold Plus

Happy New Year to one and all here. Hope someone can give advice/opinion about Stronghold Plus (sorry if this was been raised before as haven't been here for a while). During a consultation with the vet yesterday evening, she told me that her clinic is switching from recommending Advocate for fleas ...
by Jan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: weight and medication advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: weight and medication advice?

Our cat was diagnosed with a luxating patella a year ago. He also has a degree of arthritis in his limbs. I was worried about giving Blackie Metacam for his luxating patella and arthritis because his kidneys are not all that they could be. Initially he had a some vomiting issues with it. The local v...
by Jan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 2600

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

I have only just seen the sad news. So very sorry and sad for you Antonio. You did everything you possibly could for her and am sure that will be of some comfort to you in the weeks ahead. We all dread the day ....

Jan x
by Jan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Our seemingly healthy cat dies suddenly. Still trying to figure out what happened!?
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Our seemingly healthy cat dies suddenly. Still trying to figure out what happened!?

Very sorry to learn your sad news. My mother woke up one morning to find her 7 year old cat, Sofie, dead on the landing floor. She had no idea what or how this had happened ... I remember her crying on the phone when she called to tell me. But this sadness led to a life being saved. A little black k...
by Jan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Sore cat??

That's interesting - I didn't think they could be picked up on x-rays. After Lucy had her hip operation she did a lot of flicking her leg out, but seems to have stopped so that might have been her dealing with the muscle wastage. I'm very reluctant to do surgery, the room rest for her hip op was ha...
by Jan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sore cat??
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Sore cat??

Been to vets today. Vet felt her back legs and pretty much straight away felt that her knee caps were popping in and out of place which could cause secondary arthritis. To give metacam for a month but she might need surgery which would need to be done at a specialist vets so would cost thousands. A...
by Jan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 2600

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Phew .... so relieved to read better news. So relieved Pallina survived the surgery ... hope she'll soon be home.
by Jan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 2600

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Jan wrote:Have just seen this thread and wanted to add that I'm thinking of both you Antonio. and Pallina.
by Jan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis
Replies: 56
Views: 2600

Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Have just seen this thread and wanted to add that I'm thinking of both you Antonio and Pallina.
by Jan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 59.3% protein in green lipped mussel powder. Suitable for senior cats?
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: 59.3% protein in green lipped mussel powder. Suitable for senior cats?

Hello We have been giving our cat YuMove (protein content 32%) on recommendation from a Professor of Orthopaedics when we had to take Blackie to a referral hospital last year because of an apparent luxating patella. (In the event, the op never took place). When I saw the ingredients, I asked our loc...
by Jan
Thu May 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Have you ever trained your Cat
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Have you ever trained your Cat

More like Blackie has trained us :D

I talk to him cat a lot .... trouble is, he doesn't take any notice except when I say 'do you want something to eat?' ... and he definitely understands the word 'eat'.
by Jan
Mon May 21, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: PROFENDER CAUSED FITTING/SEIZURES
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: PROFENDER CAUSED FITTING/SEIZURES

Our cat had problems with Profender too ... he didn't ingest any of it (thank goodness) but I noticed after using it, he developed some hair loss along with redness of his skin where it had been applied. I stopped using it and contacted Bayer by email to tell them what had happened - I did get a rep...
by Jan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cystophan Dosage
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Cystophan Dosage

Hi Also have a cat who has suffered with cystitis. He had 2 Cystophan daily - morning + evening plus a dose of Metacam for 5 days. After 2 weeks it was dropped to 1 daily. When a second bout happened 2 months later, another vet advised upping to 2 daily as before and adding lots of warmed water with...
by Jan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blackie has cystitis ... probably my fault
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Blackie has cystitis ... probably my fault

I was told by the vet after Blackie had a urine test in January that there was some blood in his urine. He then had a CBC blood test in February and the urine sample he provided under sedation showed there was still blood in it. She told me on a scale of 1-3, the blood level his urine was 2 so to up...
by Jan
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I upset Bella.
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: I upset Bella.

We've long got used to Blackie's grumps as being grumpy seems to be part of his nature :lol: We're in a spell of grumps today as its time for his flea treatment.

Hope Bella got over her grumps and all is back to normal.
by Jan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 4163

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

Take heart ... I felt shocked with disbelief and upset when Blackie was first diagnosed with CKD. "Early stage" meant nothing to me. Well, Blackie is still here 4 years later - thanks to a different vet putting him on a phosphate binder. Undoubtedly your vet will come up with the right answer - ther...
by Jan
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?

Blackie was 'bought up' on the white Catsan for the first 10 years of his life but I changed it to the Catsan clumping litter. I was expecting him to be sniffy about the change in colour, but he took to it straight away. He will use his trays at night/early morning but during the day will do his toi...
by Jan
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blackie not eating much
Replies: 21
Views: 3939

Re: Blackie not eating much

The vet phoned me yesterday with the CBC results and they were pretty inconclusive as far as getting to the bottom of whatever it is that's wrong with Blackie's vomiting and lack of appetite. The results were as near normal as can be expected of a cat 15 years of age with early CKD. The only one she...
by Jan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat hurt, HELP!
Replies: 16
Views: 3054

Re: Cat hurt, HELP!

So very sorry to read about poor little Mitzi. I have no other advice to add to what has already been said by others. Do hope alls well that ends well for you and Mitzi.