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by catslave16
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: diaorrhea in fur
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: diaorrhea in fur

Randall, I hope The problem gets solved. Love the photo - Miuccia has the sweetest little face.
by catslave16
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching the sofa
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: scratching the sofa

Thank you - I'm going to try the sticky tape and I'll let you know if it works.
by catslave16
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Oops I did it again! Sorry guys, 'tis the silly season...
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Oops I did it again! Sorry guys, 'tis the silly season...

Why do you think I use this name? It's always easier to just give in to a cat as they will, inevitably, win in the end. They've never forgotten that they were worshipped as gods in ancient Egypt. Did you know that if the cat died, every human member of its family had to shave their eyebrows as a sig...
by catslave16
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10472

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

Yes, a heartwarming post and also heartwrenching. It's awful to sea animals suffer, because you can't explain to them what's happening, and that the nasty meds are to make them better... A hospital consultant told me he actually wanted to be a vet, but decided he couldn't bear to see animals suffer....
by catslave16
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching the sofa
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

Re: scratching the sofa

Thanks to all of you. Putting the scratching post in front of the sofa was the first thing I tried, but as I said, Rufus Tuftypaws just isn't interested. I'll try the double-sided sticky tape, that sounds like a good idea. Should I cover the whole area or just apply a few strips?
by catslave16
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: diaorrhea in fur
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: diaorrhea in fur

Poor distressed kitty, poor distressed you! I wouldn't try bathing her, but I'd gently wipe her backside with a soft damp cloth, just give the area a swipe whenever you can but don't hold her down if that is likely to upset her. Good luck.
by catslave16
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Catterel!
Replies: 10
Views: 1577

Re: Catterel!

Of course he did. ;)
by catslave16
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Oops I did it again! Sorry guys, 'tis the silly season...
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Oops I did it again! Sorry guys, 'tis the silly season...

Thanks Emily, LOVE it! (you've obviously trained Lilith well!) ;)
by catslave16
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching the sofa
Replies: 12
Views: 1682

scratching the sofa

My 5-year old Rufus came to live with me last September, after the old lady he lived with died. He's settled in really well, is a pretty laid-back cat, no problems at all apart from the fact he scratches the arms of the sofa. He's had a proper scratch post from the day he moved in, and I've sprinkle...
by catslave16
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours old cat limping
Replies: 14
Views: 3438

Re: Neighbours old cat limping

Iams do a range of age-appropriate dry foods in various flavours. I fed my Blake on the senior variety and he lived to be 18. He got wet food as well, and tinned tuna, which he loved. He was always fit and healthy until his last year when he developed kidney problems, and I now wonder if that was ca...
by catslave16
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: small scabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: small scabs

The Comfortis for cats goes by weight - the tablet is 11 mm across and quite thick and Rufus did NOT like having is shoved down his throat by the vet. It worked a treat, though. The tablets are 'chewable', but we all know what cats are like when it comes to taking meds...
by catslave16
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Losing another cat so soon
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: Losing another cat so soon

Dear CatLady Just a PS: a cat who lives a few doors down from us was friendly with my Blake, and used to come in through the cat flap and sleep near him. In Blake's last week Frankie kept miaowing at the front door (I'd locked the cat flap by then) but I didn't let him in as Blake wasn't as fond of ...
by catslave16
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Losing another cat so soon
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: Losing another cat so soon

First of all let me say how much I admire you for fostering another elderly cat so soon after losing a beloved cat. I considered doing the same after my adored Blake died in 2014 but decided I couldn't cope with another bereavement (I live alone and my only son is 200 miles away). Your husband obvio...
by catslave16
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: small scabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

Re: small scabs

Thank you for that. I did take my Rufus to the vet the Monday after he suddenly started scratching frantically over the weekend, and I was right: he is allergic to flea bites. I was told, and have since heard from other people, that Frontline is no longer very effective - a pity, since I paid £27 fo...
by catslave16
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: small scabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3157

small scabs

I adopted a gorgeous long-haired ginger last September. I groom him with a slicker brush but also comb him with a flea comb. I've not seen any evidence of fleas on him - I treated him with Frontline recently- but in the pst months I've started to find tiny scabs round his neck and towards his tail, ...