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by Catfan5
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Ragdoll x Russian Blue
Replies: 21
Views: 7306

Re: My Ragdoll x Russian Blue

Meant to add what a pretty cat you have Helen, love the colour :)
by Catfan5
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Ragdoll x Russian Blue
Replies: 21
Views: 7306

Re: My Ragdoll x Russian Blue

Just catching up with this enjoyable thread which has been spoiled by sour Hunnybunny which is a shame. One of my cats is a Ragdoll x Norwegian forest cat and a gorgeous big healthy cat. On the insurance application form it asks if the cat is a pedigree, cross breed or moggie so for petplan there is...
by Catfan5
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreas low enzyme reading.
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Pancreas low enzyme reading.

Thanks for your reply Eliz, the vet didn't mention EPI and didn't seem too concerned. I found out about that online. He tends to do his business outside so don't know if it's normal or not.. will have to watch out for when he uses the litter tray next time. She said just to monitor his weight. Harry...
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Simple solution v Urine-Off - any experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Re: Simple solution v Urine-Off - any experience?

We have a serial sprayer too so I'm pleased to come across this thread! Hope it's ok on wallpaper..:)
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Polyp in ear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Polyp in ear.

Thanks Kay, simple solution :) I've always trusted this vet but this time we both felt really uneasy. We would be straight down to the vets if any symptoms started before the next general checkup in January.
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pancreas low enzyme reading.
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Pancreas low enzyme reading.

Harry recently had a full blood screening done as he is losing weight. He has hcm but is doing well on his atenolol. The result showed all is well except the pancreas is reading 11 when normal is 12- 82 so only slightly low. The vet suggested Panzym supplement on his food although the reading might ...
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Polyp in ear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Polyp in ear.

Nearly three weeks on and now I'm confused! Alfie reacted to the Otomax as if it was hurting him as it went down into the ear canal so stopped giving it after a few days. The vet said the polyp has reduced a little and changed colour, but will grow again in time so the op was booked for 8/9. I felt ...
by Catfan5
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat furniture - how to stop your cat getting bored
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Cat furniture - how to stop your cat getting bored

I love the cat shelves and my husband loves the burger bed!
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 11
Views: 2693

Re: Sad News

Sorry to hear about little Maxine I remember her from the old site. Lovely idea to light a candle for her. RIP little one xx
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

Having left two messages and now put a large message with the said collar stapled to it through the door I suspect she will be abit fed up with me! I have stressed with each one that stretchy collars are bad and non stretch easy release safety collars are best so I hope she takes notice and 'gets th...
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

Ok mystery solved I know where he lives! His owners are away and their daughter goes in to feed him and their other three cats so my mind is put at rest.:) the nice chatty neighbour says they're well cared for and ginger cat is probably being opportunistic (greedy!).
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Polyp in ear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Polyp in ear.

Thanks for your replies Kay and Ria. He is insured thank goodness. He doesn't have an infection so am a little puzzled unless she is making sure it is actually a polyp even though her colleague thought it was a polyp too. The vet said the op for Alfie would mean removing part of the ear canal to rea...
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

Well, I am embarrassed now as the address I was certain this cat lived at doesn't at all. I was so certain it was on a previous collar. The woman there has two cats but not a ginger one! So after leaving yet another message (on the number I saved on my phone from when I put a paper collar on him mon...
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Polyp in ear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Polyp in ear.

6yo Alfie went for a check up two weeks ago and the vet found a polyp deep in his ear, confirmed by a fellow vet. So I've been cleaning the ear on her advice until yesterday so she could see the polyp more clearly without the waxy bits in there. She said it had changed colour and said Alfie would ne...
by Catfan5
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

omg Jacks, poor cat. I've only seen online the injuries caused by these collars and they're horrendous. I've called the woman twice this morning but had to leave a message. If she doesn't call back Ill go round, she might want the bell and tag back..Like Lyn I've only learnt about the dangers of col...
by Catfan5
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

I hope she's interested in wanting to know about safety collars, we'll see.This cat was a stray that she took in having tried to find his owners and she did all the right things ie neutering, vaccinating and chipped..He has a catflap and he seems to be out most of the time- in our garden or trying t...
by Catfan5
Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Cat with leg trapped through his collar :(

Luckily we found him in our porch at 11pm tonight just laying there. So we got him inside to have a better look and realised the collar was so tight that we had to cut it off. The cat was so busy eating our cats food he didn't notice what we were doing! It was a stretchy collar, all frayed with an o...
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

That's what we were wondering.
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

That's a good point about anti-freeze, I'll have a word. Thanks.
by Catfan5
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

Well, the lovely Bailey did it again today! She disappeared before 9am and at 2pm my husband took a walk round the block . Lo and behold she was shut in the same garage! When they let her out she rubbed and purred around their legs like old friends. Hmmmm! My husband had a chat with them then carrie...
by Catfan5
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

Thanks bobbys girl, it's a good job she had a loud meow! I was worried in case the people had gone away, thinking of the worst case scenario as usual. Glad your sisters cat was ok after a week, such a worry when they disappear like that.
by Catfan5
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

What a worry they are when they wander. Bailey is a funny girl who seems to have doolally moments when she is anxious, jittery and starts spraying everywhere indoors and out. Which makes me wonder if she would tolerate a collar and loc8tor or whether it would stress her even more. I really like the ...
by Catfan5
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

The loc8tor sounds a very good idea and reassuring for the times when a cat goes walkabout. My cats seem to be getting nosier the older they get lol. Last night I took my husband with me as his hearing is good and heard Bailey when I didn't, so he is my cat locator for now..:)
by Catfan5
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

Funny you should say that Jacks, normally Bailey has a feeble high pitched meow but last night she was shouting! Her brother Beaker was locked in next doors shed a few weeks ago and we could only hear him in the dead of night with his quiet meow! Last year it was Alfie in the same shed..I wish I cou...
by Catfan5
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

I've just arrived back with Bailey having hammered on their door at 7am! She ran to the back of the garage to start with, frightened when the garage door first went up then she came out purring for England! We didn't get much sleep last night, it's such a relief to get her back. She's wolfing down s...
by Catfan5
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Poor cat is locked inside a garage :(

We hadn't seen Bailey since lunchtime which is very unusual as she always appears at meal times and is never far away. On our third walk round the local neighbourhood at 11.30pm we heard her crying loudly from behind a garage door on the road behind ours! We tried the bell and knocked but the people...
by Catfan5
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should I stop contact with previous owner?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Should I stop contact with previous owner?

http://www.catchat.org/felineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=203" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The thread above will explain her previous life but the spraying only started after the dematting. She's always been a highly strung cat and all the changes over the last couple of months have ...
by Catfan5
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should I stop contact with previous owner?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Should I stop contact with previous owner?

When Baileys previous owner comes to stay occasionally (my DIL) we encourage her to see her and make a fuss of her. Bailey loves her and purrs and is really happy but when she's gone Bailey's spraying gets worse than ever. Bailey has been with us for over two months now and her fur is growing back s...
by Catfan5
Sat May 17, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Removing cat pee from carpets etc..
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Removing cat pee from carpets etc..

Thanks Elastu, one of my other cats has decided to spray as well today, having never done so before so I think the brandy, whisky etc will be for me as well as adding to the wash solution!