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by Sniper1
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Opinions on introducing a new cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Opinions on introducing a new cat

I think one of the main things to consider in your situation is what would you do if you got a new cat and it didn't work out, if you can't genuinely say you would give the cat back to the rescue or rehome it responsibly yourself I would leave well alone as you may end up with two unhappy cats who d...
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cloudy Jelly In Cat Food..?
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Cloudy Jelly In Cat Food..?

I doubt very much its storage sounds more like an issue at manufacture with bacteria and temperature or the seal of the pouches....as an employee of Britain's largest retailer I advise take em back, make a fuss and insist on some generous gesture for your inconvenience
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Operation night time lockdown is a failure
Replies: 31
Views: 6380

Re: Operation night time lockdown is a failure

Oh my goodness what a thread,I haven't read all of it I couldn't after reading some,cats sometimes have to be allowed to do what makes then happy even with the risks involved and that is something everyone should consider before getting a cat...they can not all be happy with confinement be it just n...
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Milk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

Re: Milk?

If you research the nutrients in milk and look at the nutrients cats need full fat milk is actually a very nutritious addition to a cats diet but ONLY IF THEY TOLERATE LACTOSE cats are made to consume a high calorie diet so weight issues occur from overfeeding and lack of exercise and often these ar...
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My rescue cats mysterious past
Replies: 12
Views: 3596

Re: My rescue cats mysterious past

Some wonderful stories on here from wonderful kind people,all mine are rescuus some untouchable ferals,some cuddle cats some with issues from previous trauma what I will say though some of the most loving were abandoned at vet surgery's ,in carriers on car parks etc some with notes about their likes...
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Burmese owners advice please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Burmese owners advice please!

One thing I forgot to mention I also found all 3 of them to be avid hunters who would take on any prey ,large birds,big rats even Bunny's if your girl has the same instinct that may explain some of her behaviour
by Sniper1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Burmese owners advice please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Burmese owners advice please!

Firstly I would say you need sleep she won't come to any harm if you shut her out and it may help break her disturbing habits.As a previous owner of 3 Burmese all girls who arrived as adult rescues I found them all to be fairly independent cats and much less people orientated than Siamese all were a...
by Sniper1
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Walking a cat advice and views
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: Walking a cat advice and views

It can work but bear in mind when a cat is spooked they can become very fear aggressive and may bite and scratch anyone who tries to touch them so unless your in an area safe enough for your cat to be loose in and near enough and well known by him that he would come home on his own if he did get loo...
by Sniper1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Coronavirus - Does shedding ever stop?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Coronavirus - Does shedding ever stop?

Coronavirus as a virus stays in the body once contracted and is kept in check by the cats immune system and can come to life at any time the cat is under stress from other illness , life changes etc coronavirus is very common most cats have it in their bodies from contact with other cats and the env...
by Sniper1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Cat Related)
Topic: Help make it a legal requirement for cats to be microchipped
Replies: 4
Views: 5445

Re: Help make it a legal requirement for cats to be microchipped

From a rescue/welfare point of view and dealing with dogs as well as cats compulsory microchiping is not the answer with dogs it has caused a lot of issues with establishing current ownership and problems with transferring ownership and even fostering dogs out to people they re not registered to for...
by Sniper1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Aggression and vet bills!
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Aggression and vet bills!

I would definitely be speaking to your neighbour its hard to control what cats do but as a matter of common decency we all should take some responsibility for any problems they cause as your cat is coming into contact with a fighter make sure his leukemia jabs stay up to date as for the vet bills th...
by Sniper1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kittens Flea Treatment
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Kittens Flea Treatment

I have used ftontline spray under vets advice on kittens still nursing with the mother so very small but wear disposable gloves spray it on the gloves and rub onto the kittens but always would seek vets advice first and be aware of any treatment already given personally if they are flea free and obv...
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rehoming older cat after two kittens died on quiet lane?
Replies: 13
Views: 2789

Re: Rehoming older cat after two kittens died on quiet lane?

Yes lillith I agree with you about the gloom of this thread and I too have had a part in that.If you do get another cat I am sure you will do all you can to keep it safe and the life it has with you may be better than the life it would have elsewhere,I have lost several cats to the road as have many...
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: GPS tracker
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: GPS tracker

I don't have much knowledge of trackers but if he wears one and looses it surely you should be able to locate and retrieve it,if I were you and you can afford it I would go with my instinct and get one, peace of mind is worth a lot in my book however you need to achieve it
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rehoming older cat after two kittens died on quiet lane?
Replies: 13
Views: 2789

Re: Rehoming older cat after two kittens died on quiet lane?

Country lane type roads are often death traps for cats they come out of the hedgerows straight into the path of a car there's no verge or pathway to allow the cat or driverr a chance to see each other and use judgment if you get another cat odds are you will loose it to the road/as a rescue if you w...
by Sniper1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Please help

I have 2 of my cats who react extremely badly to any flea treatment except stronghold they can become physically ill with temperatures,sickness,lethargy and even large ulcerated patches on their skin which can take months to heal both are flea allergy sufferers so have to be treated in summer in win...
by Sniper1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent diarrhoea issues
Replies: 41
Views: 12447

Re: Frequent diarrhoea issues

Personally I will never buy chicken prepared in any way when dealing with sensitive stomach issues breast fillets can be injected to make them look more appealing and bulk them up for the shopper I would always buy a whole chicken and cook it yourself I use Purina dry sensitive and dust it with brew...
by Sniper1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Domestic & Ferals
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Domestic & Ferals

I have done what you suggest often with few problems as being a rescue but ideally you need a secure building with a run or at least windows for the cats to see out and live in for 4 to 6 weeks when releasing them keep your own cats in for a few days to allow the ferals to get their bearings in the ...
by Sniper1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Warning about feeding a raw meat diet
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Warning about feeding a raw meat diet

I dont think the research adds much either especially when compared to the long term health implications of poor quality conventional feeding personally I don't use raw petfood I will only ever use human quality meat to feed raw to my lot its not expensive as you can buy the cheap choices and higher...
by Sniper1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Infacol
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Infacol

Just to add you can buy a small handheld liquidiser at many supermarkets and make your own liquid diet to syringe feed I found mine invaluable on several occasions you can also add a small amount of glucose powder to your home made liquid meals
by Sniper1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Infacol
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: Infacol

Personally and not being a vet but over 30 years cat rescue experience I would suspect coronavirus and a partial but poor immune response in which case a vet will struggle to give any help however many tests you have I would certainly stop the ad food and go for fresh easily digested food,white fish...
by Sniper1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rescued Kitten Feeding Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

Re: Rescued Kitten Feeding Advice

My very experienced advice is don't limit his feeding over all but limit his dry food to a daily snack dry food is not the best option for cats whatever the quality,add fresh food to his diet such as fish,chicken,mince etc,and don't worry about how much he eats while he is still young let him eat as...
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter tray issues
Replies: 28
Views: 2920

Re: Litter tray issues

I think you need to add the two issues together here a 6 month old with these problems is not good on his diet he should not be constipated and it could be his constipation and its cause is leading to highly concentrated urine causing bladder problems I would be concerned about kidney function and P...
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Infected spay??
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Infected spay??

From the pic it doesn't look infected the real risk with infected spay is when it goes from inside to out your pic certainly doesn't look likre that many surface reactions/minor discharge to spay are self regulating remember there are layers of skin , muscle and fat stitched together below the outer...
by Sniper1
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: my white cat
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: my white cat

If they are wounds its likely they are self inflicted by licking, what flea treatment does he have?
by Sniper1
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Nervous older kitty in noisy home, owner misunderstanding
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Nervous older kitty in noisy home, owner misunderstanding

Oh my god what horror stories you read your pet is your friend whether its a cat,dog or whatever why would you ever hit, kick, or punish a friend who loves you treat them with kindness and understanding remember they're animals who you chose to place in your environment if you can't or won't adapt t...
by Sniper1
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Excessive Fluid Build Up in Abdomen
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: Excessive Fluid Build Up in Abdomen

I would agree FIP would be top of my list am afraid for fluid build up you describe heart or liver could also be a possibility but not usually with the accompanied fever you mention
by Sniper1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Unfortunate situation
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Unfortunate situation

Resources can be very stretched for rescues maybe if you could offer assistance with the cost of care of the cats while they were in rescue payable from your uncles estate it may help be careful only to make such an offer to no kill genuine rescues such as cat protection though
by Sniper1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopted kittens had cat flu...
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: Adopted kittens had cat flu...

Why do you say your cats are cat flu carriers? As a viral illness the virus stays in the body of any cat who has cat flu but is kept at bay by the immune system so they are no more carriers than any cat who has ever had cat flu and catteries take cats from owners who for one reason or another have l...
by Sniper1
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Stray with Kittens
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Stray with Kittens

It usually best to keep males overnight after neutering then feed and release if the vet will do overnight accommodation all the better if not beware of trying to transfer him between carriers and crates etc he will be very strong and untouchable and very stressed as for mom a feral cat can feed her...