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by issiandarchie+68
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

So glad to read this. Btw my neighbour started her cat on grain free food which has done wonders for him - just goes to show how diet can affect the digestion so much depending on the cat so it’s always worth exploring options and I do think sometimes too many meds make things worse. Great news :) ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Feeling like I am slipping back into depression
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Feeling like I am slipping back into depression

You know what Bertie? In my youth I was always told I should block out any distressing thoughts, but after the death of my young daughter, a friend who still is to this day, a practising Buddhist, taught me to accept that such an action is impossible. Have you ever tried to make your mind a blank? E...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

No one knows him like you do or loves him like you do only you can decide what you all can cope with and whatever you decide it will be with love in your hearts and the decision can be only yours look inside your hearts you know the answer whatever it may be and let no one reproach you whatever you...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: 3 months after, it's hit me again.
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: 3 months after, it's hit me again.

Oh Honey, don't despair, your feelings of loss and grief are perfectly natural. I had a 1yr old cat 30yrs ago, he was sitting on garden wall, my neighbours kids knocked on door. They had seen some schoolkids pick him up and carry him across road. Before they could do anything, kids lost interest, dr...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat no longer likes any of his food
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Cat no longer likes any of his food

Hi. I’m looking for advice as I am at my wits end. My 9 year old male cat has over the past week decided he dorsn’t Like any of the cat food I give him. He has always been a bit fussy but things are now out of hand. He fusses for food but any I give him, previous favourites, new varieties, cheap, e...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Finding it hard too move on
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Finding it hard too move on

I it’s been almost 10 months since ,I had Bertie ,put too sleep , even though ,I knew It was the right decision ,( we had tried too save him for 3 weeks ) it’s still left a huge , Hole ,in my heart ,,my home ,my sole ,I have too wake up each morning ,and face , Another day ,without my Bertie ,and t...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

Thankyou for your responses and helpful suggestions. Beloved Gandhi is a big, thick furred 7kg cat, who had been severely maltreated, suffered from being used as a football, hence the injured bowel. Because of his size and problems, he had difficulty being adopted. Last year, he developed thyroid pr...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

Hi Guys. I am feeling very upset today and need to offload. As regular Cat chat pals will recall, we unexpectedly lost dear Armand and sweet Cody in early 2016, leaving us with our much loved big grey cushion of a cat.. Gandhi. He is a character, not really the cat for us but we brought him into our...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1931

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

My Cody used to nibble and scratch at her belly until it became sore, red raw and weeping. The Vet gave her a steroid injection {nobody could ever get a pill down her] which last 6 weeks and was amazing, miraculous results. However, to cut a long story short, it turned out that my wee darling was al...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Badger
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Badger

Thanks for your hugs and thoughts, folks. Coming to terms with his death has been much harder than any of my other cats, I think because it was so sudden and he was so young - all the others were in mid to late teens and I had known they were on the way out for several months before the end. I am g...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rehomed stray cat - voracious appetite
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Rehomed stray cat - voracious appetite

I agree entirely with everything Ruth and Lilith have suggested. Back in 2014, we had a cat dumped on the allotments. She adored human company, a lost soul. Anyway, boy could she eat, 4 pouches down the hatch without lifting her head. I named her 'Chunky', and to say my cabbages were well fertilised...
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: 261

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: 4324

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: 1049

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: 4162

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: 4162

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: 1535

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: 4162

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: 4162

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: 1538

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: 1349

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: 4162

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: 784

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: 4162

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: 4162

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: 4162

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: 4162

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: 4162

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: 2819

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: 2819

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...