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by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Oh well, at least it's been useful for something. We had cut out wheat and fish from Millie's diet, but it actually turns out she's fine with both of those. Sod's law, I think it's called! I hope Trigger continues to be, er, yellow poo free!
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

No, it's the Josera Sensicat. The other one has potato starch in it, which is one of the things Millie is allergic to.
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Thanks for the suggestions. The Grau looks like an option. So many dried foods contain either yeast or potato flakes/puree/protein. Have found one - Josera - on Zooplus that doesn't contain any of her allergens, and fortunately so far she likes it. Phew.
by andtiggertoo
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to stop a cat from biting
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: How to stop a cat from biting

Do you play with him? Sounds to me like he's just trying to get you to play!
by andtiggertoo
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat asthma
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Cat asthma

I am sorry to hear this. One of my cats had feline asthma. Once we got it under control, he was fine. We had him on an inhaler twice a day - Flixotide - and occasionally salbutamol to open his airways if he got a bit wheezy. The advantage of an inhaler over tablet steroids is that the drugs go strai...
by andtiggertoo
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

She's more likely to have eaten a fuchsia flower that seem to hold endless fascination for her. We don't have any grass in our backyard, and she never goes out of it. She's scratching again this evening, and I've had a good rootle around everywhere trying to think what it might be (and hoping it's n...
by andtiggertoo
Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Me too. She is generally a much happier cat. She has been tearing up and down the stairs, in and out of the back door, and playing with a sheet of newspaper (now several smaller sheets of newspaper), none of which she has done for a couple of months, so I'm assuming she is feeling better in herself.
by andtiggertoo
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

And always possible she has found something in the garden to eat. She is a bit like a toddler and everything she finds has to go in her mouth, so I have to go and clear up any fallen flower heads before I let her out in the mornings.
by andtiggertoo
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

No fleas that I'm aware of, and I don't know if she has a flea allergy. When she came to us last year the charity had put Efipro on her neck that came out in a huge sore, but I don't know if she had had fleas before that. She was always an indoor cat until she came here. Now she potters in and out o...
by andtiggertoo
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

I may have spoken a bit too soon. She was scratching for England last night, didn't want her breakfast this morning, and then threw up copiously on the kitchen floor. She hasn't had any food with her list of allergens in for at least 10 days, so there must be something else that's upsetting her as w...
by andtiggertoo
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Reaction to Frontline?
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Reaction to Frontline?

Presumably you've 'frontlined' him before. Has he ever reacted in the same way? TBH it sounds more like an infection or something to me rather than a reaction to the Frontline, but I might be wrong. A couple of days of not eating isn't good, but any longer than that and I'd be at the vet (and I prob...
by andtiggertoo
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

It's everywhere!! Honestly I get quite excited when I get halfway down an ingredients list and none of them is listed - but one of them will be somewhere!
by andtiggertoo
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Thanks so much, Meriad. You got far more information than I did! Better to know what's in these things. I've never had to go into foodstuffs in such detail before either. Fred was allergic/sensitive to wheat, so after he was diagnosed with feline asthma we fed him grain-free food, but that was a bre...
by andtiggertoo
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Meriad - if you haven't already, please don't worry about ringing Grau. I sent an email in English yesterday and they have got back to me saying the paste contains none of those ingredients. Thank you for offering.
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

I must have missed the taurine supplement, and you're right, that probably is all I'd need to give her. I am reasonably squeamish, as in I can't handle offal! Nor can I eat it. So I'm not sure a raw diet is very practical. Plus I am away for quite large chunks of time and sometimes she has a catsitt...
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Ooh, that would be helpful. I just need to know if the supplement that Kay provided the link for above contains yeast, soya, peas, oats or potatoes (or derivatives of). Unlikely to contain lamb. Thanks Meriad. Trying to find a multi-vitamin/mineral something or other that isn't going to make Millie ...
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Did German A level 30mumble years ago, but haven't spoken it since, so I think we can safely say it's non-existent!!! Can do French or Spanish though! It's not just the yeast - it could be something like pea puree or potato starch. I've found both of those in several foods since I've been paying mor...
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

Thanks all. We've tried her on the Miamor before and it's unfortunately not to her liking (did I mention her middle name is Fussy?). I'm also slightly concerned with the Grau paste because it says it contains 'vegetable by-products' and without knowing what they are, I'd be reluctant to give it to h...
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Catfood with no cereals, potatoes, soya...

lamb, yeast or peas. You wouldn't think it was that difficult, would you! So far I have had to discard James Wellbeloved, Arden Grange, Orijen, Acana, Bozita... At the moment we are down to Nature's Menu (but she only likes the beef one), Hills Prescription i/d, but only occasionally, and Animonda C...
by andtiggertoo
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Away for 4 weeks..
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

Re: Away for 4 weeks..

We use a website called trustedhousesitters.co.uk, and have found several house/cat sitters through that to be trustworthy and Millie-friendly. I also think four weeks is too long to leave her on her own, and if I'm honest, I would never even contemplate only having someone go in to see my cat every...
by andtiggertoo
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie update...
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Millie update...

And I'd just like to say that I have had the most amazing customer service from Zooplus today. I've been using them on and off for about five years, but today they were fab. Nice to give praise where it's due..
by andtiggertoo
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie update...
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Millie update...

Yay. Success. Nature's Menu. Phew. She has suddenly taken against Lily's Kitchen and HiLife, but Nature's Menu is a hit, plus she quite likes Hills Prescription i/d, so with that and the chicken/rice mixture, I hope we'll be OK. Fingers crossed. I also have a selection coming from Zooplus, so hopefu...
by andtiggertoo
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie update...
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: Millie update...

James Wellbeloved, believe it or not, contains potato flakes, I have discovered by reading the packet. I also use Zooplus, Kay, but wondered before I trawl through it, if anyone else had done something similar before me. I've been to a pet shop in Islington today and picked up about half a dozen pos...
by andtiggertoo
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie update...
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Millie update...

Sooooo. After two days at the vets being rehydrated after she refused to eat, Millie came home, still refused to eat for three days. So back to the vet, had a steroid shot and an appetite stimulant tablet (not sure what it was). That was a week ago. She is still eating, but obviously the steroid and...
by andtiggertoo
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat food guidelines and very hungry kitten
Replies: 7
Views: 2892

Re: Cat food guidelines and very hungry kitten

I found the Pets at Home feeding guidelines too, Mark. I think you (not you, Mark!!), need to be feeding her substantially more than you are, but do please look at giving her wet food as well.
by andtiggertoo
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: feline asthma
Replies: 10
Views: 3077

Re: feline asthma

And what did the vet say?
by andtiggertoo
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie and her digestive system again
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Millie and her digestive system again

Thanks peeps. Latest news is that they now don't think it's megacolon. Aaaaaaargh. Nothing showed up on the scan except for lots of gas in her gut, so the vet now thinks it could be allergy related, which I have to say was my first thought back in about September last year. So, thank gawd for insura...
by andtiggertoo
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie and her digestive system again
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Millie and her digestive system again

Have just left her at the vet. She is a bit dehydrated, so they have put her on IV fluids prior to doing an ultrasound scan. This vet is thinking megacolon, so I may be picking your brains, Mark. However, it could be anything at this stage, so we'll have to wait and see. She hasn't really eaten anyt...
by andtiggertoo
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie and her digestive system again
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Millie and her digestive system again

Actually she's fine. No she's not drinking any more, and apart from putting her off eating, she seems absolutely fine within herself. That's the mystery part. Anyway, back from the vet. He has given her an anti-emetic to see if that helps, and is arranging for her to go and have an ultrasound and mo...
by andtiggertoo
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie and her digestive system again
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Millie and her digestive system again

Dark vomit was last October. Clear liquid vomit now! We are, of course, taking her to the vet tomorrow. Unfortunately our lovely vet left last week, and who knows what the new one will be like. We are actually thinking seriously about changing practice, although this one is incredibly convenient for...