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by Catfan5
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Colitis and heart issue.
Replies: 25
Views: 1062

Re: Colitis and heart issue.

Hi booktigger, did you find it helped and how much did you put in their food?
Thanks.
by Catfan5
Thu May 31, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Colitis and heart issue.
Replies: 25
Views: 1062

Re: Colitis and heart issue.

Thanks for the links, very useful. Anyone else on the forum used slippery elm for their cats ibs? Alfie is very difficult to pill and gets stressed, not good for hcm.ive tried various ways/ tricks but this treat so far is the only one he will tolerate. It’s not great I know. Your cats name is cute b...
by Catfan5
Thu May 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Colitis and heart issue.
Replies: 25
Views: 1062

Re: Colitis and heart issue.

Thank you for your reply and sorry your cat is not well, one of my other cats has cholongitis and is on meds but is slowly getting better. With Alfie I’m wondering if it might be the treat he takes his crushed pill in. He’s impossible to pill in the normal way but will eat this, some on his food too...
by Catfan5
Thu May 31, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Colitis and heart issue.
Replies: 25
Views: 1062

Colitis and heart issue.

Alfie is a 10 year old bsh who is really worrying me at the moment. His weight has been dropping since the start of the year. In April I saw that he was pooping little blobs of clear ‘jelly’ in the litter tray and around the house. He would stop anywhere and strain. Then he stopped eating, so he wen...
by Catfan5
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

Thanks booktigger, I’ve now stocked up with all flavours from pah, nature’s menu treat sticks and mackerel loin in the hope that at least one of these might work! The vet called earlier to say the liquid suspension version of the abs are £200 :o .so I said I’d persevere with the tablets..
by Catfan5
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

I asked the vet about a liquid form of the pills and the antibiotics do come in drops and liquid, I wish I’d known that before. Apparently the metrobactin pills taste nasty so not sure if the liquid will go down any better :| Just wasted another four pills, tried crushing into tuna again, well mashe...
by Catfan5
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

I can only find two flavours of lickelix now, salmon or chicken. I think the other flavours have gone. I looked at pillpockets but they seem to be for dogs only in the pet shops. I couldn’t believe he wouldn’t touch tuna, the other cats were going mad when I opened the tin. I’ve tried moulding a pie...
by Catfan5
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

Thanks so much for your replies :) PG doesn’t like being wrapped up or restrained in any way, he is a very strong big cat who has a massive panic attack if you try! I even took him to the vet to pill yesterday morning and she had trouble too. I hadn’t thought of asking if there’s a liquid form, I’ll...
by Catfan5
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

Update: PG had a repeat scan and blood test on Tuesday and the stone in his gallbladder is smaller and the other one has gone. His liver values are down to normal too so good news. He is brighter and livelier now with a better appetite, obviously feeling a lot better. One problem is that he has to t...
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

Thanks Kay, I only saw Royal Canin on Zooplus earlier until I googled it, then lots more came up :) I believe it’s unusual for cats to have gallstones, not sure why he developed them. He’s on destolit in the hope it will help to dissolve them.
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?

I use Greenwood’s clumping litter and wash my seven litter trays out every 4-6 weeks. I wipe the trays round with pah antibacterial wipe in the meantime if needed.
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Cholangitis and gallstones.

I forgot to mention that he’s taking his meds in lick e lix as he’s impossible to pill otherwise. Hoping it’s not harmful for his condition. Also he’s around 5-6 years old. :)
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cholangitis and gallstones.
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Cholangitis and gallstones.

Our lovely big ginger boy PG has been in hospital for for three days after he stopped eating and had awful diarrhoea. After blood tests and a scan he was found to have two gallstones, one big one in the gall bladder and a smaller one in the biliary tree. His bilirubin was high and the alt (?) is sti...
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ten year old cat pooing outside the litter tray.
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Ten year old cat pooing outside the litter tray.

Thanks for your replies. I don’t think it’s arthritis as he uses the tray to pee, when he’s not spraying. Although when he steps out to poo he doesn’t crouch, he sort of half stands and looks uncomfortable. Puppy pads sound a good idea. I’ll check his paw pads too just in case. Been using the same l...
by Catfan5
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ten year old cat pooing outside the litter tray.
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Ten year old cat pooing outside the litter tray.

Beaker’s odd behaviour started a few months ago when he looked as if he was going to use the litter tray, digging around in it, but then he would get out and poo on the floor just outside of it. Then he tries to bury it by scratching the floor. Overnight he and his sister sleep in the kitchen so I d...
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large tic- twister too small
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Large tic- twister too small

They're vile things, my son was bitten last year out running but didn't know til the bullseye rash appeared. Luckily after a course of abs he was all clear.
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large tic- twister too small
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Large tic- twister too small

I'm a bit worried now as the site of the tick bite is reddish and raised and feels rough. I've bathed it with salty water but am wondering if the vet should take a look tomorrow if it looks the same. I've not seen this reaction in my other cat who had a couple on his face a while ago.
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Am I a robot? / login issue
Replies: 82
Views: 13191

Re: Am I a robot? / login issue

Don't know about the robot but I'm having to log in every time I go onto cc even after a few minutes and having clicked remember me, annoying. Something's not quite right.
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large tic- twister too small
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Large tic- twister too small

I did it! A pull and twist and the whole thing came out and tried to crawl away- ughhhh! I screwed it up in a tissue and threw it down the waste disposal! Now I'd better check all the cats thoroughly just in case. I forgot Stronghold doesn't do ticks unfortunately. Thanks for both of your replies :)
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large tic- twister too small
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Large tic- twister too small

Alfie's disappeared into the garden for now! I had a go at getting hold of it earlier but I was afraid of squeezing it and making it worse so I chickened out :(
I have some surgical spirit though and cotton wool. Would it be a bad idea to use it on a cat?
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large tic- twister too small
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Large tic- twister too small

Thanks, it looks quite sore and he's growling at me! If he'll let me I'll have a go, I haven't got long nails though..
by Catfan5
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Large tic- twister too small
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Large tic- twister too small

Just discovered a tic on my cat, it looks fairly engorged and I can see a couple of legs! The Tom o'twist is too small and the skin around it looks sore and a little bloody- how can I get rid of it? The vet is emergency only and couldn't advise. Do I just let it drop off on its own or is there somet...
by Catfan5
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Asthmatic Cats?
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Asthmatic Cats?

http://m.petmd.com/cat/conditions/respiratory/c_ct_lungworms http://m.petmd.com/cat/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_ct_heartworm_disease How frustrating when there is obviously something wrong but tests are negative. Steroids might help and/or an inhaler but you still need to know the cause. Above...
by Catfan5
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Asthmatic Cats?
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Asthmatic Cats?

When my cat was diagnosed with asthma/chronic bronchitis she had been having coughing spasms for a while. She had antibiotics which didn't help so started taking prednicare (steroid tablets) There were no other symptoms like wheezing or breathing fast like some cats have. She had an X-ray at a speci...
by Catfan5
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

Re: Itchy ears

Hi, thanks for the info and links regarding ear polyps etc.. sorry to hear your cat's had trouble with those, poor thing. The vet has never suggested polyps as a cause and there are no obvious signs of anything going on in there. Baileys ears are often 'down' when they are bothering her though. The ...
by Catfan5
Wed May 31, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

Re: Itchy ears

I picked up the Cortamance and the vet gave me a small syringe to use so I could dropper the liquid in which is probably better than a sudden loud spray in the ear. Bailey wasn't impressed and is now sulking in the garden but I'm so hoping it stops the itching. She's only had the usual ear exam usin...
by Catfan5
Wed May 31, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

Re: Itchy ears

Thanks for the suggestions of olive oil or a spray. I called the vet and she said I could try a steroid spray called Cortavance which is for dogs with itchy skin/ eczema but she thought it would be fine to try it for Bailey's ears. If she will tolerate the spray noise! She has an inhaler puffed in h...
by Catfan5
Mon May 29, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

Re: Itchy ears

Thanks for your reply. I was surprised the vet didn't suggest something like that rather than tablets. Bailey's itchiness seems to be deep down in her ear and looks as if she can't get her foot in deep enough to scratch it! Not sure a spray would reach right down. She did that scratching reflex when...
by Catfan5
Mon May 29, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Itchy ears
Replies: 12
Views: 3518

Itchy ears

My 10yo ragdoll cat Bailey has had itchy ears all her life and vets can never find out why, no infection, ear mites, fungus etc.. but prescribed surolan or otomax drops which have helped in the short term. Allergy has never been suggested.I have recently weaned her off prednicare for chronic bronchi...
by Catfan5
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing cat Wollaton, Nottingham
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Missing cat Wollaton, Nottingham

BC's home! Turned up just now on the patio. We think he was shut in a garage on a road behind us. Such a relief :D