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by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost two babies in 3 weeks.
Replies: 13
Views: 3976

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: 1405

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!
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Clinic
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Feline Clinic

Thanks for looking, I've looked at the link and it sounds perfect but too far away. It would need to be in Nottingham and can't see a similar practice here but I'll keep looking.
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Clinic
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Feline Clinic

Ok so I have just found out that the Feline Clinic no longer exists and the website is out of date, so annoying!
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bronchitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: Bronchitis

Thanks for your reply, remember reading about your Hector, glad he responded to the treatment well. Will try a blander food for breakfast and see if it helps because the antibiotics are in it. She's a tricky cat who doesnt like opening her mouth for anyone! The vet thinks it was the steroid injectio...
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Clinic
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Feline Clinic

I just posted a thread regarding Baileys bronchitis and the vet we usually see, who has thirty years experience and specialises in feline health, is leaving on Friday! The other vets are locums who come and go so now we're (hubby and me)both worried. I would love to find another permanent vet with s...
by Catfan5
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bronchitis
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Bronchitis

Bailey our 7yo Ragdoll has been diagnosed with bronchitis which began in December last year. At first we thought she was trying to bring up a furball, then she went off her food so my husband took her to the vet. After a thorough examination, she had an injection which made her feel much better. Aft...
by Catfan5
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with Ragdoll
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: Help with Ragdoll

Hi, I can understand how difficult this as we are having the same issues with our female Ragdoll (Bailey)and her 'brother', a Ragdoll cross who came to us last year having been neglected by previous owners. She is completely bonkers,highly strung and has behavioural problems ie spraying. Our carpets...
by Catfan5
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fat cat
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Fat cat

Well they all look a bit put out with the new arrangement at teatime! I haven't refilled the dry food bowls just the wet food. May put a little dry on it as well if they'll eat it like that. It's a bit tough on them for now until tubby tipple learns his place at meal times! Harry has hcm and needs t...
by Catfan5
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fat cat
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Fat cat

I used to feed PG in the garage to start with but moved him in to integrate him with the other cats but I have been thinking about putting his bowl back in there again, not much room in there though. Not had a fat cat before so am a bit concerned for his health. Our other ex strays calmed down on ea...
by Catfan5
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fat cat
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: Fat cat

Thanks for that Crewella, I'm obviously going to be much stricter then in future. PG is approx 2 yo and the others are 6- 7. He is less active now he's with us but he was a hunter and we used to find leftover mice parts in the garden! It's possible he still 'eats out' even now when he's out and abou...
by Catfan5
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fat cat
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Fat cat

Our newish cat PG who came to live us recently was already a bit tubby but he is so greedy he looks even bigger now! He was 5.8kg a month ago and although not a small cat he looks fat round the middle. He normally eats three pouches of Felix a day plus a little dry down overnight but if the others l...
by Catfan5
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

It's quite funny to watch him act as if he owns the place now, then the look of astonishment on his face when one of the other cats appears! He's a bit too boisterous and playful for them at the moment so I imagine he's fairly young although fully grown. Alfie gave him a nasty scratch on his ear yes...
by Catfan5
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

This gorgeous cat has now moved in with us and our gang! He happily sleeps on our bed at night with two of the others, or he goes in the garage where he has a bed, food and litter tray. Our other ex stray hates him, but only outside! Inside he is tolerated but it's a bit tense.. He's off to the vet ...
by Catfan5
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bad reaction to Advocate ?
Replies: 7
Views: 15212

Re: Bad reaction to Advocate ?

Three of my cats reacted strangely to Avocate, subdued and off their food for a couple of days, so are now on Stronghold with no side effects. The other two cats are fine with Advocate.
by Catfan5
Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

I've just found out that the 'owner' doesn't want this cat anymore and asked if I could 'sort it out'! I called her to see if he was still going home but she hasn't seen him for weeks and didnt care either assuming someone else had taken him in. We've been away for the weekend thinking he would go h...
by Catfan5
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Stray cat

Wow! Lucky cat and well done you :)
by Catfan5
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

A catflap is a good idea, we've been talking about it for a while even though there's nothing in it to pinch. We used to put pillows and blankets in two boxes for our strays a few years ago, a catflap would have been useful then.
by Catfan5
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

Hi, Abbie does sound similar to this cat, most of our neighbours know him too as he's so friendly. I will have another word with his owner to let her know he still spends his days in our garage in case she hasn't seen him recently. The garage door is always up a little, when we're in, for our own ca...
by Catfan5
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

Thanks Crewella, I think you've hit the nail on the head! He looks very healthy and happy, she hasn't put another collar on him since I spoke to her about it when she was back home. It's not that he's neglected or ill treated. As you say he lives as he chooses but I wish she would keep him in overni...
by Catfan5
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: Stray cat

Hi, well done for trying to sort this cat, he's lovely. I can only tell you my own experience with two strays we adopted in the end when no shelters could take them. If he'll let you, put a paper collar on him with your details to see if he has an owner out there, and post his picture on the lost an...
by Catfan5
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

Thanks for your responses, I'll have to think about the rescue suggestion. When I spoke to the owner previously about how her cat spent long hours in our garage, she just laughed. The thing is he is in good condition, loves his food and is very playful and affectionate. I wish we could take him on o...
by Catfan5
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

He's chipped so he would be returned to the owner if handed into a rescue I would imagine, that could actually shock them into taking more interest in him possibly..
I agree with you that people should take better care of their pets, can't understand it.
by Catfan5
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Neighbour's free roaming ex- stray

Hope this isn't too long-winded but not sure what to do about this lovely very friendly cat. Earlier this year we thought he was a stray as he spent all his time in our garden but a paper collar resulted in a call from his owner who said they'd taken him in, had him neutered and chipped a few months...
by Catfan5
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Basil not eating
Replies: 65
Views: 9592

Re: Basil not eating

So pleased Basil is improving :)
by Catfan5
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Basil not eating
Replies: 65
Views: 9592

Re: Basil not eating

Sorry to hear Basil is poorly, so worrying when they're off their food. A few years ago my cat had the same symptoms as yours and turned out to be cholangiohepatitis. After a few days in 'hospital' and then home syringe feeding him, he made a full recovery. Here's hoping Basil is feeling better very...
by Catfan5
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I think her time is drawing near
Replies: 219
Views: 28716

Re: I think her time is drawing near

RIP little Shelly.
by Catfan5
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cancer advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

Re: Cancer advice please

Sending positive vibes Tiggy's way and will be thinking of you both next Wednesday .
by Catfan5
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poorly cat
Replies: 17
Views: 3612

Re: Poorly cat

So pleased Chloe's condition is treatable, must be a big relief. It's such a worry when our furries are poorly.
by Catfan5
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advocate & Milbermax
Replies: 6
Views: 2455

Re: Advocate & Milbermax

Hi, Two of my cats who are long haired have advocate and then droncit every six months. Our vets don't stock Milbemax anymore only droncit, no idea why. I wonder if there was a problem using the two together as on the healthy pet club scheme, advocate and Milbemax were the two treatments that were s...