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by Catfan5
Tue May 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sun cream
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Re: Sun cream

Thanks Alice, I was wondering whether a children's sun cream would be suitable. That's hilarious re the turquoise colour! It would be on her back and sides as well as nose and ears so it would have to be non toxic as she's bound to lick!
by Catfan5
Tue May 13, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sun cream
Replies: 7
Views: 1709

Sun cream

The vet suggested using sun cream on our cat when she goes out in the garden as her fur has been shaved/ clippered off. He mentioned Pet Screen can be bought in chemists but I haven't seen any and is out of stock on Amazon. Her fur has just started to grow through now. Does anyone here use sun cream...
by Catfan5
Mon May 12, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey is spraying indoors
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Bailey is spraying indoors

Thanks for your reply. We have to keep remembering that it's still early days and could take a long time for her to feel 'at home'. As the spraying is a new behaviour I'm hoping it can be nipped in the bud and that we don't unintentionally make it worse! Our other concern is for our other cats feeli...
by Catfan5
Mon May 12, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey is spraying indoors
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Bailey is spraying indoors

Meant to say I play as much as possible with her, she loves da mousey, to work off some of that energy! Although my husband thinks it makes her more hyper as she never seems to tire! She used to love playing outside which she hasn't been able to do over the last couple of weeks so maybe next weekend...
by Catfan5
Mon May 12, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey is spraying indoors
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Bailey is spraying indoors

Hi Anna, sorry, it was a bit vague! The previous thread was 'Bailey has been shorn' Since the sedation wore off she is still overly hyper, wide-eyed and loopy! She runs everywhere, can't sit still for long, frantically licks her bare skin and is generally upset poor girl. She had the sedation at the...
by Catfan5
Fri May 09, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey is spraying indoors
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Bailey is spraying indoors

Bailey has been doing really well considering all the changes she and her brother Beaker have been going through over the past few weeks. But now, in the evenings when we are sitting in the lounge, and only then, she backs up to various pieces of furniture and gives all the appearances of spraying. ...
by Catfan5
Fri May 02, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

We had a look at a few coats and jumpers today and none of them were suitable for Bailey, she wouldn't tolerate the fiddling about to put it on. She has quite a choice of warm blankets and beds around the house that she can snuggle into if she feels chilly. I hope it does warm up, it's supposed to g...
by Catfan5
Fri May 02, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Thanks greenkitty for the suggestions. She has a snugglesafe already for when she was in the conservatory pre shave. The baby vest top idea sounds good as I've read that the smallest dog coat/jumper can be too big for a cat..She's not keen on being handled so something simple would be best.
by Catfan5
Fri May 02, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Bailey is still very lively but much better than she was. She had a moment last night where she briefly walked weirdly on the patterned carpet but then she was ok. Her eyes had the third eyelids showing slightly for a while but were normal later on so she's not completely there yet. She's eating and...
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Dear Bailey :) no sooner had I called the vet than she woke up, jumped down and ate a bowl of food! Third eyelids gone. Now she's running around as normal. So have cancelled the appointment but keeping a close eye on her in the meantime :) So relieved..
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Yes she had a wee earlier but she has been resting on the bed before and since. Not eaten since last evening though.
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Well, Bailey woke up, had a wash but hasn't eaten yet. Her third eyelids are showing now. Now I'm getting paranoid but it looks as if her skin is bruised, apart from the normal pigmentation.
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Thanks Lyn. I hate to see her like this, she is normally so full of life like an overgrown kitten! When Ginger was hyper after his dental he was back to normal by next day, but this seems to be going on too long.
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

This morning Bailey is quiet and subdued. She's not interested in her breakfast either.She has done a wee in her tray but went straight back to our bed. I'm hoping her hyper activities over the last two days have tired her out and she's just resting now. If she hasn't picked up by lunch time I'll ca...
by Catfan5
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Lol Lyn! Her body isn't hot it's just body temp. if that makes sense. In fact she feels a bit cool lying next to my husband so we have to be careful she doesn't get cold. She's just had several mad minutes digging and jumping about on the bed again so you'd think she would be hot and bothered!
by Catfan5
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

You're right, it's been a trauma for her, lots of strange things happening to her :( She managed to escape from the bedroom and down to the kitchen which is bright and the patterned tablecloth stimulated her weird behaviour again. The other cats are a little scared of her too. Now she is back in the...
by Catfan5
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

I'm sure she feels very strange without all that thick fur and more comfortable hopefully! I like the idea of a little knitted coat for her :) I'll have a look in our local petshop..It's quite chilly and hate to think she's cold. She has just done a very smelly loose poo which is possibly the sedati...
by Catfan5
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Bailey is still very agitated this morning, her pupils dilated and behaviour erratic. She was on our bed last night and she was so affectionate with lots of head bumps and purring most of the night! The thing that disturbed her the most before bed was the patterned carpet in the lounge! It had the m...
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Question about spot-on flea treatment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Question about spot-on flea treatment.

Sorry for the belated reply but thanks for your responses MarkB and Elastu. I decided to wait just to be on the safe side :)
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Yes she will have everything she needs in with us :) She hates being on her own so it seems the best thing for her for now.
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Bailey has been shorn

Here is the lovely Bailey
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bailey has been shorn
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Bailey has been shorn

Bailey 'the frightened cat' on a previous thread was dematted under sedation today and had her ears cleaned and claws clipped. The vet nurse said Bailey was growling when her paws were touch even though she was sedated! The poor girl is home again looking part lion, part poodle and part sphinx as he...
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Question about spot-on flea treatment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Question about spot-on flea treatment.

My two new cats who are nearly 7yo were apparently given frontline on 1/4. Would it be safe to give them Advocate now or should I wait another week in case.. They have been scratching but they won't let me have a look in their fur yet, both are long haired. If any one can advise I would appreciate i...
by Catfan5
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance for older cats
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Insurance for older cats

Thanks for your responses. I will look at Petplan as my other younger cats are with them. Glad to hear they will carry on insuring them if they are already with them.
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance for older cats
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Insurance for older cats

If anyone has managed to insure their older cats can you tell me which insurance company you use. Sorry if this has already been discussed, I couldn't find a thread on search.
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Insurance for older cats
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Insurance for older cats

Hi,
I have two cats who are almost 7 years old and wondered who to insure them with as some companies won't insure over a certain age. Some seem to stop at 9 or 10 and I'm a bit worried I won't be able to insure them. :(
by Catfan5
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Taking on a frightened cat..
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Taking on a frightened cat..

Thank you Willowgill and Pinkglitter1 for posting about your experiences. I haven't posted back sooner as I've had a week in hospital due to Bailey's bite to my wrist becoming badly infected. My husband has been working wonders with both cats in the meantime, I even had a text to say Bailey was purr...
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Taking on a frightened cat..
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Taking on a frightened cat..

Oh my goodness Lyn, she sounds just like Bailey! I really can imagine it will take that long for her to settle. She is very strong-willed and used to be very bossy with our boys in the past. She also loved to be out and about so being shut in a small room for any length of time has stressed her and ...
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Taking on a frightened cat..
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Taking on a frightened cat..

Thank you lilynmitz for your good advice, I can see it will take quite a while for Bailey to trust us. I hope she will remember us eventually from her past and know we will never be mean or hurt her. She probably did feel threatened by us as we didn't get down on her level and tried contact way too ...
by Catfan5
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Taking on a frightened cat..
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Taking on a frightened cat..

Thank you so much for your reply, it's very helpful. It's heartbreaking to see her like this. You are right about seeing the vet sooner than later but the vet we usually see is away this week so not sure whether to see another one or not. She is the 'cat lady' of the practice, not sure of the others...