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by Catfan5
Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Short matted fur problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Re: Short matted fur problem.

Thanks Crewella, some of the knots pull apart but some are really tight and being short they are hard to get hold of to snip out. I'll have to persevere .. :?
by Catfan5
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Short matted fur problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 1844

Short matted fur problem.

Alfie is a 7yo BSH whose fur is very thick and needs regular brushing due to excessive moulting all year round. This summer his fur has become very knotted and looks like he's been fighting! I've tried gently pulling the knots apart and combing them out with a detangle comb but they are so tight and...
by Catfan5
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed cat with mouth ulcers
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Re: Urgent advice needed cat with mouth ulcers

So pleased to see that Bernard is feeling better and has had a proper diagnosis so you know what your dealing with. Hope he continues to recover from the painful ulcers poor boy. I believe there is a forum on Catchat for owners of fiv cats too. :)
by Catfan5
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frontline for a cat after giving him antibiotics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Frontline for a cat after giving him antibiotics?

Hi, I tend to wait a week if any of my cats have been poorly, before giving spot on. Whether waiting is necessary I don't know, just seems right to me. Also I've heard frontline or any over the counter treatments don't always work well, better to get one from the vet eg Frontline Combo. Well done fo...
by Catfan5
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: HELP! Cat peeing in the house! At my wits end!
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: HELP! Cat peeing in the house! At my wits end!

Hi, I can't really add anything useful except to say feliway is cheaper online. Animed has free delivery but takes 3-5 days. I find it calms my lot down so hope it works for yours. Good luck.
by Catfan5
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shelby the Wailing Ragdoll
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Shelby the Wailing Ragdoll

Hi, had to chuckle when I read your post although I know how exhausting this is. We also have a female ragdoll, 7 years old Bailey, who likes to wake me from about 5am with walking on me,purring loudly in my ear and kneading my head! The other five cats are male and no bother at all. I need my sleep...
by Catfan5
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat behaviour - I need to re-home. Please help.
Replies: 16
Views: 4087

Re: Cat behaviour - I need to re-home. Please help.

Hi, sorry to hear this, you must feel torn. I took on my daughter in law's two cats when baby came along, as they were going to be given to the rspca. They're beautiful long haired cats who were getting very stressed and neglected and luckily we could take them although they've had to get used to li...
by Catfan5
Fri May 22, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Treating mild gingivitis
Replies: 14
Views: 7010

Re: Treating mild gingivitis

I bought chicken wings for all my lot to try and they took one sniff and walked off but they've never had raw food before. Even our latest ex stray who lived on mice etc, wasn't interested! Beakers teeth looked okay apart from one tooth at the back where the gum line looked very inflamed around it, ...
by Catfan5
Thu May 21, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Treating mild gingivitis
Replies: 14
Views: 7010

Re: Treating mild gingivitis

Hi Cussypat, wow, 28! That's a great old age. Can you tell me what medical treatment he had? All my cats are between 7 -8 years and all showing signs of tartar on their teeth. One of them has hcm so would be interested to know what I can do for him as a ga will probably be ruled out. I've started th...
by Catfan5
Sun May 17, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Treating mild gingivitis
Replies: 14
Views: 7010

Re: Treating mild gingivitis

Thanks ladies for the advice. First cat in next week!
by Catfan5
Sun May 17, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advocate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2913

Re: Advocate?

Hi Joanne, Two week gap should be fine but maybe next time use droncit or drontal tapewormer (assuming you used a different wormer) every six months if you're using Advocate as that's the worm it doesn't cover.
by Catfan5
Sat May 16, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Treating mild gingivitis
Replies: 14
Views: 7010

Re: Treating mild gingivitis

Thanks Anna. I took another of our cats for a checkup yesterday, he also has mild gingivitis but the vet said to keep an eye on it and watch out for any signs of discomfort in the meantime. This is different advice to the previous vet but will be booking dentals over the next few weeks. I suppose wi...
by Catfan5
Tue May 12, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Treating mild gingivitis
Replies: 14
Views: 7010

Treating mild gingivitis

Hi, two of our cats had boosters and checkups today and they both have some inflammation on part of their gums. Beaker has just one tooth at the back where the gum looks red along the edge, the other teeth look ok. Bailey has a little redness on both sides of her mouth on the gum line. The vet sugge...
by Catfan5
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fatty Fatty 4x4!
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Fatty Fatty 4x4!

We have a fatty too, a really greedy ex-stray! I was picking up all the food during the day and overnight but I've got lazy about it recently! Our other five cats are grazers and one needs to put on weight (lost it due to health issues). Our old Ginger was fat and he developed diabetes so I really n...
by Catfan5
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best worming treatment?
Replies: 13
Views: 28348

Re: Best worming treatment?

Hi, my lot have Droncit for tapeworm every six months. The only drawback with that is the bigger cats (5-6kg) need three pipettes and the smaller ones (3-4 kg) have two. That's a lot of wetness on the back of the necks and am thinking of changing to Drontal. It's bad enough for them to hold still fo...
by Catfan5
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!

Thanks ladies, sounds daft but I didn't think she was pillable lol! It'll be easier when it's down to one pill only next week.
by Catfan5
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!

Thanks for your advice, I'm feeling pleased with myself this morning! I wrapped a towel round Bailey and pilled her before she knew what was happening! She clenched her jaw but she opened just enough to see it disappear down the hatch :D She ate a little from Beakers bowl but not her own so she won'...
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!

Thanks Crewella, I think I will have to try 'down the hatch' again as she wouldn't take it in food or in treats. Trouble is there are two and a half pills twice a day and she is a big strong cat who doesn't like being handled too much. When the vet tried to take blood last time she came out with sha...
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!

You're right, they're so knowing! I even try to make sure she doesn't see me putting the pills in the food but she still seems to know lol. Our other cat will let me pop his pill 'down the hatch' but Bailey won't allow it, even the vet can't get her mouth open!
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Pilling ideas for a tricky puss please!

Bailey our Ragdoll was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis two weeks ago after a ct scan at a specialist vets confirmed it. The vet prescribed high doses of ronaxan and prednisolone for four weeks then just on to a lower dose of the steroid. Bailey is impossible to pill but was doing well by adding th...
by Catfan5
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Murmur in heart
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: Murmur in heart

Hi, one of my cats was found to have a heart murmur when he was between one and two years old. He had a scan which showed he had HCM although he had no other symptoms at all. If it was me I would want to know more, it may not be anything serious but it will worry you without proper advice. My cat is...
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My poor Lilypuss
Replies: 44
Views: 6431

Re: My poor Lilypuss

So sorry to hear this, RIP little Lily x
by Catfan5
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Protrusion from under top eyelid
Replies: 11
Views: 2743

Re: Protrusion from under top eyelid

When I saw the photo it reminded me of when a human upper eyelid is turned inside out, it looks similar to that. So I wonder, like bobbys girl, whether the eyelid could have prolapsed. Never heard of it but maybe try another vet in the practice because it really shouldn't be like that. Good luck.
by Catfan5
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bronchitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Bronchitis

Thanks for your good advice Janey, we will have to be more vigilant. We've noticed she coughs at night quite a lot, and if she gets stressy during the day can set it off. We've started with a change of wet food and will look at the cleaning products. I don't know much about natural products so will ...
by Catfan5
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bronchitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Bronchitis

Hi, the vet asked if we used air fresheners or similar but we rarely use them and the only plug ins we have are feliways. Could she react to that? Harry's cardio vet reacts to the Feliway in her room and gives her asthma but don't know if it could affect a cat in the same way.. Our cleaning products...
by Catfan5
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bronchitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Bronchitis

Bailey has been on steroid tablets for a few days now and she is still coughing, three long episodes in the night. The vet had talked about using a spacer and mask as in asthma treatment if the tablets alone didn't work. But she doesn't have difficulty breathing and she doesn't wheeze, also the ches...
by Catfan5
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Night Time Howling
Replies: 18
Views: 2597

Re: Night Time Howling

Haha! Alfie does this at night too, he raids the laundry basket and carries socks around making that yowly meowy noise! In the morning we find socks in odd places. We have to shut him out of the bedroom if he makes too much noise though :)
by Catfan5
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...
Replies: 32
Views: 5692

Re: Boris has an irregular heartbeat...

Hi, I have to keep an eye on Harry's respiratory rate because of his hcm. My vet says it should be between 20- 30 per minute, lower end when resting. One website says 16-40 is a normal range but not sure about that.. Sorry to hear about Boris' 'dicky ticker' hope his appointment goes well and it's n...
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost two babies in 3 weeks.
Replies: 13
Views: 3913

Re: Lost two babies in 3 weeks.

So sorry for your loss, very sad. RIP little ones x
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Brushes
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Brushes

I use a slicker brush too occasionally on our two long haired cats. Two or three times a week I run a Mikki de tangle comb through their fur to keep the matts at bay. One of them hates being groomed and bites the comb/ brush so have to catch her when she's asleep and doesn't care lol!