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by issiandarchie+68
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gandhi's grub
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Gandhi's grub

My beloved big cat Gandhi, has not been well. Some months back, we were told he had early onset kidney disease, along with his thyroid problems, causing him to vomit stuff from both ends in a most unnatural manner. He rapidly lost weight and, despite having loved Felix all of his 14yrs, he would onl...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue May 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3784

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

Well, here we are, not 1yr but 2 yrs on since the loss of wee Cody and Armand. This morning I wept painful tears, the sun was flooding through the windows and a sudden memory of the day in May we adopted,or rather Cody adopted, us. Oh how happy we were. It was an absolute scorcher of a weekend. She ...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue May 08, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: What is this?

Ok thanks for the replies, can I put salmon oil on her food, the last time I gave her salmon she wouldn't eat it, it might be the same with the salmon oil though. Marg. Hiya, I wouldn't bother putting salmon oil in her food, especially if she is not keen. Rub a wee bit of good quality olive oil bet...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

Hi guys, just thought I would let you know that dear Gandhi has surprised us all and is 'thriving'. My son came down from Aberdeen 2 weeks ago and commented that Gandhi did not look ill, although a little quiet. Well he must be Gandhi's fairy godfather [fairy-nuff?] sorry, couldn't resist that, beca...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

I'm glad you are feeling more positive and he must be really early stages if the vet didn't even want to change his food. I get Lucy's from zooplus, she isn't supposed to have renal as it can make her hypercalcemia worse, so I give her a Royal canin dry that also has psyllium husk which would help ...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat hissing after i stroked a visitor cat
Replies: 7
Views: 1263

Re: Cat hissing after i stroked a visitor cat

Hello there and apologies for the long title. Basically I have a cat, she is the only one now [after her sister had to be pts a few months or more ago]. Anyway she is timid, like that when we got them at 7 months. She is affectionate and trusting now, bar the wariness. However we have visiting cats...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

Thank you sweets in my lifetime I've lost 4 cats. Was thinking of getting a friend for Fry, but maybe she prefers being alone now. It's difficult isn't it? We adopted dear Gandhi in a terrible state, and my goodness, I was at a loss. Had cats before but my boy cried and hid, 7 kgs of injured cat cu...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

I lost an elderly cat of 16 who developed renal failure, recently lost an 8 year old to diabetes and asthma. It's a harrowing time. Oh Honey, I am so sorry to hear that. Wish I could envelope you in a warm hug, take away your pain. Most of us here at CC know all too well what you are going through....
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is this fur balls?
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Is this fur balls?

Hello peeps, So one of my cats, she's about 12 yo, keeps coughing as if she is going to produce a furball then nothing appears. Has anyone else seen this? Can you recommend any remedies, I've got a feeling I can get a paste to give her but wondering if I should also get her vet checked in case it's...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lovely Cat Hates 1 Specific Guest
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Lovely Cat Hates 1 Specific Guest

Hi I have a lovely 9 month old, spayed, female black rescue cat called Mort. She is extremely friendly, so much so that she has to be kept as a house cat because she would let strangers pick her up. She will greet visitors to our house, let them carry her around like a baby and is generally very mu...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

I actually use kattovit renal as it has a higher meat content than RC, although I've just bought her a box of hills that is supposed to help both kidneys and joints. I thought senior food had less phosphorus. She's had Purina renal too and enjoyed it, although her levels came down just changing her...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: British Shorthair Blue
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: British Shorthair Blue

Honey, this is 'typical behaviour' for many cats. My wee geezer Armand, hated being picked up, never sat on a lap but would happily wedge his little black body between my thigh and the edge of the sofa, snooze away. He also followed me everywhere, if he heard my voice, he would pop out for copious s...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

Glad that you, and Gandhi are getting your breath back ... My Emily was diagnosed on the 14 Feb with ckd and it does hit you hard at first. She's 17 in July and obviously I know she can't stay for ever but when it comes home to you that they're approaching that threshold ... I was either in floods ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

Take heart ... I felt shocked with disbelief and upset when Blackie was first diagnosed with CKD. "Early stage" meant nothing to me. Well, Blackie is still here 4 years later - thanks to a different vet putting him on a phosphate binder. Undoubtedly your vet will come up with the right answer - the...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

I'm glad you are feeling more positive and he must be really early stages if the vet didn't even want to change his food. I get Lucy's from zooplus, she isn't supposed to have renal as it can make her hypercalcemia worse, so I give her a Royal canin dry that also has psyllium husk which would help ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

Re: I'm losing beloved Gandhi

Well I have had a damn good cry, out of earshot of Gandhi, and spoke to the Vet again. He said at the moment he sees no reason to change my boy's food but I have to take a urine sample [!?] then he can assess whether medication would be helpful. If there is no protein he doesn't, if there is a surfe...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I'm losing beloved Gandhi
Replies: 31
Views: 3616

I'm losing beloved Gandhi

2 years to the day since my Wee geezer Armand died, swiftly followed 4 weeks later by sweet wee Cody, my beloved hooligan of a cat, Gandhi has been diagnosed with early onset kidney disease. We know cat's kidneys do not regenerate, his condition is terminal and all the pills and 'prescription' foods...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

Hi Honey, to be honest I can't really recall the exact timescales, Cody died unexpectedly in 2016 so my memory is hazy. Oh how I still miss her and my wee geezer,Armand. Anyway, my hubby's recollection is she would eat trigger foods quite happily for about 2 or 3 days, then the pinkness on her tum w...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

My wee Cody used to have a bald patch on her tum, would chew until a large sore developed. The steroid injections were a great help, an almost immediate response, but of course, didn't cure the problem. Would just, and I quote my Vet 'prevent her tum become one large weeping scab'. He advised it cou...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ASBO
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: Cat ASBO

Ooops, poor chap, hope he's feeling better now. I've always known that it's impossible to try and grow pinks where there are cats, because the little horrors chew the foliage, but I've never seen or heard of a reaction like that before. Errrm excuse my asking but why did you call him Gandhi? He doe...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ASBO
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Cat ASBO

Over the years I've posted tales of my Big Grey cat, Gandhi and his escapades. He has been issued with a number of Cat ASBO's but to no avail, like living with a teenage tearaway. Anyway, as most of you know, he has Thyroid problems and Megacolon, mostly on an even keel, but sometimes chucks up. How...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Worried about my cat
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Worried about my cat

Hi Polly, some years ago, one of my cats displayed similar symptoms, along with swollen tum although not afraid of telly. I would liken his behaviour to when humans are in pain and just want to hide under the duvet. Anyway, turned out a neighbour had kindly left me a birthday bottle of wine, wrapped...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stage 4 kidney disease and diet
Replies: 19
Views: 3518

Re: Stage 4 kidney disease and diet

Thank you everyone. Kitty was not willing to eat for over 8 hours, and no matter what foods I tried (all the ‘safer’ prescription or recommended low sodium, etc) she refused. I broke down and got her Fancy Feast and she devoured the whole can all while purring and salivating. This morning I got her...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands

The general opinion seems to be that a diet of mixed wet and dry is the best option. Dried food can be problematic particularly if the cat doesn't drink enough and can lead to bladder and kidney problems. I have four cats and each one gets two pouches or small tins a day and the dried food is left ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands

My Gandhi has bowel problems, threw up loads of different, prescribed, expensive specialised food, now thrives on Felix and a side dish of Purina One, and yes, his eyes are bright, his coat is shiny, his problems eased. Some years back, Purina didn't contain wheat but rice, then they changed the rec...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo
Replies: 21
Views: 19686

Re: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo

Poor wee soul, he can't help it but I can understand your worries for the health of your family. 9yrs ago I adopted my Gandhi, he is now 13yrs old. He would cry with cramps and pain, struggle in the litter, leave a small deposit, then leave random piles around the house. Turned out he had an injured...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Letting go

Oh heck, I think I would have been very annoyed at that, expert too clever for his good. I am going to be very smug and tell you that as well as my last wee mobi [a big buttoned affair] I also have an old T Mobile Samsung slider, on which I keep all my names, addresses, birthdays, phone numbers,pass...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Letting go

Hi Issi alas I’m not really tech savvy but believe iCloud has storing & sharing functions. Everyone’s suggestions are great. And believe the reason why you’re unable to delete is coz it’s not meant to be. I’ve a recording of Mayday’s purr on my ph. She had such a loud one. One afternoon having fall...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Letting go

[quote="Mayday21"]Hi Issi alas I’m not really tech savvy but believe iCloud has storing & sharing functions. Everyone’s suggestions are great. And believe the reason why you’re unable to delete is coz it’s not meant to be. I’ve a recording of Mayday’s purr on my ph. She had such a loud one. One afte...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Letting go

Thanks guys, I really enjoyed [I know.. I blame my age] reading your responses, like chatting with a bunch of old friends. I am tech savvy and, in the past have had many wee mobis where filing, saving, blocking etc has been a simple matter. Now I have been upgraded to all singing, all dancing touch ...