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by issiandarchie+68
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3652

Re: Stress head !!

Hi Didi, poor wee Bilbo, don't blame him getting upset at heavy rain and gales, I'm the same and I should know better! Forgive me for saying this but I think your insistence on getting him to eat the food he hates will probably be stressing him out even more. I have had that experience with Cody,( d...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feliway ...any good?
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: Feliway ...any good?

When we brought tiny Cody home to join bruiser Gandhi, we didn't need chemicals as they loved each other on sight. She was so very sweet natured, loved animals and humans unreservedly. I tell you this because introducing Armand was not so easy and Feliway was recommended. Never again. All 3 cats bec...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Need advice re: Gandhi

Oh Lilith..I adore a good pun..or should that be bum? You have cheered me up no end.

Issi
xx
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Devastated

Hi Miss Kitty you'll probably find when the times right, another fur babe will find a place in your heart - not Millie's spot. As for people who say 'only a cat ...' I lost my best friend when her husband told me in no uncertain way to get over Mayday... I found this forum just after and the suppor...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Devastated

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Millie. My beloved cat Armand, also died unexpectedly at the Vets earlier this year, a tumour in his chest, fluid in the lungs and yes, it is a physical pain, hurts like hell but hang on in their honey, I promise you, the raw grief does ease and life goes on...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Need advice re: Gandhi

Thank you folks, advice very much appreciated. I was sat there sitting worrying, prepared to 'phone Lovely Vet, when I suddenly realised the Velcro Kid had not been given his usual Dorwest Herbs digestive supplement for some time. They had discontinued it, I had ordered it's replacement, went down w...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Need advice re: Gandhi

Hi guys, you may remember after the loss of Cody and Armand earlier this year, I later posted about my beloved big grey cat Gandhi. He thrived as an only cat and my only problem was he wouldn't stop eating! But now I'm a little worried, my husband calls it 'overly fretting'. Gandhi is more like a do...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3610

Re: Is it the end of the journey

Big warm virtual hugs heading your way Geckodiva. It's never easy making that final decision, but your intense love and compassion for Tat shines through, you put her welfare before your own desire to keep her,afforded her a peaceful passing. I love the photo of the wee darling, gorgeous cat. Issi xx
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 37
Views: 7168

Re: Time to say goodbye

One thing I feel I must say to you Kris, yes, I was in deep despair, cried bitter tears everyday for months but, as time has passed, I don't have 'bad days' more like 'bad moments'. My wise and lovely Cat sitter, who works for Cat Protection, told me I would be happy and then suddenly, a wave would ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 37
Views: 7168

Re: Time to say goodbye

Well that really is excellent news and go Oody :). My beloved Gandhi is thriving still although now 12yrs old, very sooky and loving. Good to hear you are well, I still miss my little ones but thankfully, as all the lovely folk on here advised, time does heal and I think of them fondly each day. Loa...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 37
Views: 7168

Re: Time to say goodbye

Hi guys, has anyone heard from Kris35 and Oody? She hasn't posted since 'Pancreatitis' in August. I do hope she is ok. Kris, if you are reading this, love and hugs, thinking of you.

Issi
xx
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Diet Gastro intestinal food
Replies: 25
Views: 5842

Re: Royal Canin Diet Gastro intestinal food

My big grey cat Gandhi, has mega colon. We adopted him when he was about 5yrs old. At that time, he had to have a 'wash out' at the Vets who advised us he would eventually need part of his bowel removed, poor Gandhi was in awful pain and discomfort, and would probably not live for more than a couple...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15011

Re: Night time terrors

Thank you guys, you are so kind, understanding, and yes, copious quantities of gin might just be the answer :). I have 'followed' your posts and know you have been through the grief of missing your cats but still find it in your hearts to help others. It's odd but yesterday and today I am coping bet...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15011

Re: Night time terrors

Hi all, can I ask your advice (again, what would I do without you). As you are aware, on the sudden and unexpected deaths of my darlings Cody and Armand, I was bereft. I still miss them dreadfully, one of the reasons we are selling up in the Spring, although we still have beloved Gandhi, house has l...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3758

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

Lol, Issi, ain't that the truth; it's a mad world :) Mind you it's easier for humans, as omnivores; can soon rustle up a Braunschweiger sarnie or Waldorf salad, but I could cook a banquet for the cats and myself but even if they ate whatever they wanted from it, it probably wouldn't provide them wi...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3758

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

I think it may have been Burns Sarah? I am a bit confused with it anyway, as I read about brown rice being a no-no for cats and that is what they use. I also remember reading about IAMS not being good - not that I would buy it after reading about the terrible experiments they did on cats and dogs. ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Issues surrounding losing a cat.
Replies: 18
Views: 5881

Re: Issues surrounding losing a cat.

Hi Barry, your post and the subsequent replies make very interesting reading. I found something I could relate to in all of them. I won't go over 'old ground' having derived comfort from my new friends on CC on the recent demise of 2 of my beloved cats, but I'm not convinced cats miss their departed...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going cold turkey on dry food?
Replies: 23
Views: 3758

Re: Going cold turkey on dry food?

Thanks both. Neither of your replies surprise me! Fortunately, Bella does drink well - not excessively, so no worries there - so she is well hydrated, and the dry food is good quality - we're on Bozita at the moment. I have read so much about dry food being inherently bad for cats though, particula...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to know when it's time?
Replies: 18
Views: 2740

Re: How to know when it's time?

Sadly Cattuslove, I agree with the others.. My 8yr old Cody suffered CRF in April. It seemed sudden but looking back, it had been taking hold for sometime. After her diagnosis, we took her in for subcutaneous fluids, but, on speaking to our lovely Vet, I knew from his demeanour she was not going to ...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hitting a cat/I stole it
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Re: Hitting a cat/I stole it

A thousand thanks for all your uplifting responses, which I have read and re-read many times. I sometimes think the world was created by the devil and good people fight to overcome evil but for every nasty person, and I've met quite a few in my life, I have had the good fortune to encounter so very ...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hitting a cat/I stole it
Replies: 9
Views: 2135

Hitting a cat/I stole it

Here's a non urgent question but something I have thought about a lot over time. About 35yrs ago, a neighbour had a lovely little black and white cat, sweetest nature, no trouble BUT cruel neighbour constantly hit her, really hard strikes, on the side of her body while holding her by the scruff, whe...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: So scared for Dave
Replies: 15
Views: 2776

Re: So scared for Dave

I have an appointment at the vets on Friday for Dave. The spot on his nose is bigger and I'm terrified that it's squamous cell carcinoma. He is eating ok and still going out, but I know the thing needs attention. I'm dreading Friday morning. :( Just needed to tell others who would understand my fea...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: Non stop eating

Lilith, you are a hoot :lol: Your posts always make me laugh. Armand was a wee, delicate black cat, never buried his equally delicate presents. Cody also small and beautiful but we nicknamed her Arthur Scargill as she dug and dug, a look of entire concentration on her face. But Gandhi, oh boy.. abso...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tumor in lung
Replies: 15
Views: 3916

Re: Tumor in lung

When my Bridie was ill, the symptoms were rather nebulous - she was lethargic, and didn't have much appetite. At first I put it down to warm weather (she was long-coated). But after a couple of weeks, she wasn't any better. I took her to the vet, expecting it to be something wrong with her digestio...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: Non stop eating

My Basil does the celebratory charge round the house after using the litter tray as well! I've read lots of possible explanations ..... including 'poo-phoria'! :lol: It could well be that your Gandhi is just feeling a bit lost after all the changes recently. Bless him. xx Poo-phoria? What an excell...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need help - cats fighting.
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Need help - cats fighting.

Hi Kanichen, what a dilemma and quite scary for your child to witness. In my youth in the 1950s/60s, I don't remember seeing this problem, even though we had lots of cats about the place. There was very little traffic and a lot more open spaces so the cats would come and go as they pleased, rarely c...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help Kitten peeing on beds
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

Re: Help Kitten peeing on beds

I agree with everything the others have said. I have a friend whose cat Molly, suddenly started to pee on her duvet, Vet said she did this because she had been spooked, which was true, my friend has a child, spawn of the devil, I'm tempted to join Molly and pee in inappropriate places when he's arou...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: Non stop eating

That's so funny Catslave :lol: and I thought I had a problem with Armand, he followed, well, ran actually, after me wherever I went. The wee geezer never did learn to open doors, would scrabble round the bathroom door with his elegant black paw, until eventually his weight meant he would literally t...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: Non stop eating

Thanks Guys, what you say makes sense. He absolutely adored tiny wee Cody from the word go, little and large. Took a while to settle with Armand but they all got on well, despite entirely different personalities. I joke with my family that Gandhi is so intelligent, I'm convinced he is a 40yr old pro...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Non stop eating

Hi all, I wonder if any of you could give me advice on this minor but puzzling 'problem'. Some time ago, I posted on the Bereavement site about the loss of my beloved cats, Armand and Cody. Well here's the thing, my remaining 12yr old cat Gandhi, a big grey cushion of love and personality, is thrivi...