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by vanilla
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ragdolls
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Ragdolls

Oh he sounded lovely Ruth B.

Is your outside area secure? Ours isn't so it could crawl out to the road. All the research I've read up on says to keep them in as they are so placid and not very street wise.
by vanilla
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ragdolls
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Ragdolls

For those that have owned ragdoll cats how long did they live for and did they have genetic problems? Thinking about getting one but reading up on them it seems like they are prone to some hereditary health problems. "Kidney and bladder problems are a particular problem within the breed, with polycy...
by vanilla
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:37 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 vanilla
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?

I use a clumping litter. When the litter gets low, I filter it through a sieve into another tray and top it up. The used tray then gets washed. It depends how often he uses it, not so much now that the weather is better. So hardly washing it, but I do it once a month if it's only been touched a few ...
by vanilla
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Toasted Kittens
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Toasted Kittens

These stories are funny! Obviously not at the time it happened for you guys!
by vanilla
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: zooplus discount code
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: zooplus discount code

Well, looks like it was worth the wait. Had stuff sitting in the basket as it wasn't urgent. Guess what? They sent me a surprise 10% off code! :o

2ANA-8YQX-A5TC-7H7I-LF5 - expires 11 March. Not sure if it will work in general or if it's a one time use. Worth a try if anyone needs it. :)
by vanilla
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: zooplus discount code
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: zooplus discount code

You must be a regular buyer then! :lol: :lol:
by vanilla
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: zooplus discount code
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: zooplus discount code

Hi Lilith,

Yes, after you've had an order from them, they tend to send an email afterwards giving you 5% off your next order. Maybe keep an eye out in your email. Thanks xx
by vanilla
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Butchers best
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Butchers best

That seems to be the case. Less meat in tin and now almost a quarter of it is jelly! :x Why do these manufacturers mess about with these things!? I don't mind paying a bit more if they stick to the same quality. Now I have to look elsewhere!
by vanilla
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: zooplus discount code
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

zooplus discount code

Anyone have a zooplus discount code they won't be using this month? Would be greatly received :P
by vanilla
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Butchers best
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Butchers best

Has the recipe changed? I noticed that the new cans I bought seem to be runnier with more liquid and the last tin of the old one is more like a solid jelly. Anyone else noticed this? Or was it a bad batch. My cat didn't like eating the runnier version. So not sure whether to buy it anymore.
by vanilla
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat search dog!
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: Cat search dog!

Definitely beats those GPS trackers! :lol: :lol:
by vanilla
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Weaning off felux kitten
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Weaning off felux kitten

As others have mentioned, gradually introduce the new food with the old food, increasing it slowly. Try not to stick to one brand. I read all the advice on here about cat food and decided not to stick to a certain brand as I didn't want a fussy cat. He is fussy but he still eats it :lol: :lol: He de...
by vanilla
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New Kittens Arriving In 3 Or 4 Weeks time.
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: New Kittens Arriving In 3 Or 4 Weeks time.

We introduced our kitten in the living room. He played with us when we were in there. We put him in a cage with food and cat litter when we went to bed. I didn't want to leave him roaming about and playing by himself in the living room due to the electric wires. They like to chew things when they ar...
by vanilla
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How much to feed?
Replies: 19
Views: 1965

Re: How much to feed?

Or you can give a complete wet food along with the dry.
by vanilla
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Litter.
Replies: 22
Views: 3157

Re: Cat Litter.

I've tried all cat litter and I've now stuck with Cat's Best Öko Plus Cat Litter. Clumps easily and easy to remove, doesn't leave too much of a trail behind and not as dusty as others. I started a thread on cat ltter a while back, so names of cat litter you can try. It's a bit trial and error to beg...
by vanilla
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy birthday Lucy
Replies: 21
Views: 2971

Re: Happy birthday Lucy

Happy Belated Birthday Lucy! Look at that face! Gorgeous! xxx
by vanilla
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bella wont eat wet food.
Replies: 12
Views: 2637

Re: Bella wont eat wet food.

Are her teeth causing her problems again? You could chop up/mash the lumpy bits so that they are finer. I use to do that to encourage my older cat to eat. Is she eating the dry food okay? I mix wet and dry together as mine prefers dry but I want him to have more water intake as I'm scared he'll get ...
by vanilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yawning a lot??
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Yawning a lot??

Either she's very relaxed around you or she's bored. :lol:
by vanilla
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feliway plug ins?
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Feliway plug ins?

I bought one to see if it had any effect, especially as it was coming up to 5th November. I also bought the bach rescue remedy, adding a few drops to his food. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004IFKSLY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I don't think the Feliway worked as well as the re...
by vanilla
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice
Replies: 278
Views: 36558

Re: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice

Antonio wrote:Pallina 2017_09.jpg

She looks fine, doesn't she? ;)
She looks gorgeous! Such a pretty little girl. Sending Pallina lots of positive vibes. xx
by vanilla
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Water fountains
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Water fountains

Hope this helps. Best of luck and hope your cat recovers. Anna & Jeff Welcome to the forum Anna and Jeff. Thank you for sharing your story. I think the stress is caused by an older bigger black and white cat that comes to our garden. He bullied my other cat who died this year. :( Not sure how I can...
by vanilla
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Water fountains
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Water fountains

The vet recommended 2 tablespoons of warmed water mixed in with his wet food. As we sometimes give him less than a full bowl (trying to stop him becoming overweight) we then just add 1 tablespoon. I reckon in a day he probably gets about 80-100ml of extra water. Never had any problem with him lappi...
by vanilla
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Water fountains
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Water fountains

As far as our cat is concerned, it is a lot of 'faff'. We were desperate to get him to drink plenty of fluids after a particularly nasty bout of cystitis 3 years ago and being told he had early stage CKD. Blackie looked at the water fountain as if it was something from outer space and never gave it...
by vanilla
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Water fountains
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Water fountains

Are they really that good?
I've never had one but now considering getting one? Is it worth it or just a lot of faff?

Little one was taken to the vets yesterday. He had a mild case of cystitis. :(

TIA
by vanilla
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice
Replies: 278
Views: 36558

Re: Pallina, hyperthyroid cat. Seeking advice

If I hadn't known what Pallina has been through, I'd say she looking very healthy!
Scritches under her chin from me! xxx
by vanilla
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wanderer returning to old home
Replies: 9
Views: 1435

Re: Wanderer returning to old home

Like everyone else has mentioned, keep him indoors for a while. Not sure if he has been castrated. They don't roam so far when they've had the chop :D
by vanilla
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat By Mineral Oil On Cutting Board For A Few Seconds
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Cat By Mineral Oil On Cutting Board For A Few Seconds

Delan05 wrote:Now I've read that it can hurt their lungs. .
He should be fine. It's only when you give mineral oil straight in to their mouths they can inhale it and cause troubles. From your post, that tiny bit on his nose he licked shouldn't harm him.

You can use mineral oil for constipation and hairballs.
by vanilla
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Felix grain free? Massive diarrhoea issues!
Replies: 33
Views: 9412

Re: Felix grain free? Massive diarrhoea issues!

I did think it could be the fishy flavours... so I took her off the salmon and tuna etc... but she was still poorly with the chicken and beef! I think it's the FAGAIL in general for some odd reason! Literally was fine one minute with them and then the next she's mega ill! I mean can this even happe...