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by Sniper1
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Sad News

Sadly life is full of risk if its a life worth living and you gave her a life worth living and love and care try to remember the happiness you gave each other and be grateful for it
by Sniper1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Neighbour's neglected cats
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Neighbour's neglected cats

Good on you I would do exactly the same and maybe the more timid one will come for a feed when no ones around
by Sniper1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Help! Best way to rehome aggressive cat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: Help! Best way to rehome aggressive cat?

I think you need to take some responsibility here the cat was not always aggressive its a product of his lifestyle and treatment and keeping him in a kitchen is only going to make him worse your wife no longer likes him you say that will be obvious to him yes you have a child to protect but you also...
by Sniper1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The Lonely cat next door
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: The Lonely cat next door

I have used the covered litter trays as outdoor shelters if you wrap e couple of wheelie bin bags around them and tape up with waterproof tape place a brick or other heavy object on top and find a sheltered place in the garden they make a snug little den
by Sniper1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Fence
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Cat Fence

Cat fencing is much cheaper if you diy rather than use a firm but I would not use weldmesh as someone has said because the holes are small and I have known cats to get a toe caught when jumping from the overhang and be left hanging in mid air by a toe so never weldmesh use stuff with bigger holes
by Sniper1
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: The Lonely cat next door
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: The Lonely cat next door

Hi you say the house may not be a comfortable environment I doubt very much the cat will see it that way its what she's used to with her familiar sleeping places etc its safety and shelter if she needs it she will use it and probably is happy outdoors at this time of year and also as a cat she has a...
by Sniper1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lost cat day 10
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: Lost cat day 10

A friend of mines three legged cat went missing for six months and walked back in one day looking fine so don't give up cats can be funny creatures and very resourceful
by Sniper1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV and severe anaemia
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: FIV and severe anaemia

Hi I have experienced severe and rapid anemia in fiv cats infected with haemobartonella a blood parasite it can be difficult to detect so worth treating for even if not detected its a long course of fairly cheap antibiotics worth asking your vet about
by Sniper1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Stray cat coming every day, has lots of scratches. Looks so sad.
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Stray cat coming every day, has lots of scratches. Looks so sad.

Hi again if you have no luck with your local cp try asking your vet for a contact for your local RSPCA branch most areas have local branches some better than others and you met get help for neutering etc from them if you explain the situation and you don't mind having him back and continue to look o...
by Sniper1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Stray cat coming every day, has lots of scratches. Looks so sad.
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Stray cat coming every day, has lots of scratches. Looks so sad.

Hi and welcome it may be worth contacting your local cats protection and explain the situation asking if they could help you with his neutering and vet check and having him back and continue to feed him as they may well not have shelter space at the moment it would be a big help to get him neutered ...
by Sniper1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blasted Old Cat is getting terribly thin.
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Blasted Old Cat is getting terribly thin.

Have you tried high fat content mince human quality not pet feed raw or cook whichever puss prefers the high fat content gives maximum calories for the amount the cat eats so if they only eat a little it helps with weight gain but like all foods some love it some don't worth a go though
by Sniper1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post-spay complications. Please help :(
Replies: 21
Views: 5655

Re: Post-spay complications. Please help :(

As a rescuer of over 30:years who uses several different vets I would advise anyone having their cat spayed to ask at time of booking do the vets give a long acting antibiotics injection before sending the cat home and if the answer is no then find a practice that does as post op spay problems are m...
by Sniper1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post-spay complications. Please help :(
Replies: 21
Views: 5655

Re: Post-spay complications. Please help :(

The kind of swelling you mention is common and can last for weeks due to internal stitches and the cats reaction its generally no problem UNLESS infection develops when a course of antibiotics should quickly clear it the trouble is many vets leave it too late to start antibiotics.....ANY infection o...
by Sniper1
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: House & outdoor cats living together
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: House & outdoor cats living together

Hi I have outdoor and indoor cats by their own choice and have encountered the same problem with one of the indoor ones she sometimes gets a bit hissy and growly if one of the others comes in smelling particularly strange but I just ignore it and once she realises they're not an intruder she gets ov...
by Sniper1
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anaemic cat
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Anaemic cat

Has the cat been screened for haemobartanella a blood parasite that can cause anaemia and quite common it can take several tests to pick up the parasite and can sometimes be better dected by a blood sample from an ear prick rather than from a vein
by Sniper1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Please help

Keep your cats fully vaccinated and treat promptly for any health problem that may arise and let them live a normal life fiv is everywhere has been for years and will be forever cats can live together some fiv+ and others negative in the same house and it doesn't transmit so try not to worry and let...
by Sniper1
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat keeps wandering back to old home!
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Cat keeps wandering back to old home!

Hi the best thing I can suggest is that you go back to the beginning and keep them both in for a few weeks he needs to developed a stronger bond to your new location than he has with the older one especially with them being so close he may still like to return to old haunts but if he's not returning...
by Sniper1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Anyone have experience with a an FIV+ diabetes kitty?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Anyone have experience with a an FIV+ diabetes kitty?

I only have experience of fiv and diabetes separately but my advice would be simply treat the diabetes as with any other cat his fiv need not be relevant at all he's probably been fiv+ for a long time without consequence just monitor his health closely
by Sniper1
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: FIV+ and coronavirus
Replies: 15
Views: 1669

Re: FIV+ and coronavirus

The chances of cats developing FIP due to a positive fiv status are only very slightly increased so try not to worry too much and just be prompt with treating any illness that may effect him in future most cats have coronavirus antibodies especially when they've been through rescue a positive test r...
by Sniper1
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!

The RSPCA inspector who visited is giving you their verdict on the situation judged within the legal guidelines and I am afraid they can do no more a bit skinny and unkemp is not cause for RSPCA action they would need to be very thin and begining to loose muscle for energy and have no access to shel...
by Sniper1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!

One thing I forgot please please do not put anything in writing like a note saying the cats are with you through the owners door and if you take them to the vet say they are two cats living in your street you think they are strays and would like them checked as you're prepared to adopt them if no ow...
by Sniper1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!

Hi a very experienced rescuer here and my advice is if your willing to take the two tomcats do so but take them to your vet asap for a microchip scan and full health check make sure the vet accurately records the details of the health check and any advice he gives regarding treatment and general con...
by Sniper1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat put down answers please
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Cat put down answers please

A red blood cell count of 7% is very very low and he would I am afraid barely be alive the trauma of a journey or treatment where he was if it was available would very likely have been too much for his body to stand you made the kindest choice in my opinion I would have had to do the same as hard as...
by Sniper1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours complaining.
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Neighbours complaining.

Some previous neighbours of mine used to put. one of their cats litter trays out in the corner of the patio whenever the cats were let out they had 3 who were mainly indoor but allowed out in nice weather when the owners were home and more often than not the cats returned to use the tray it may be w...
by Sniper1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Peeing on puppy pad?
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Cat Peeing on puppy pad?

Hi just wondering how many litter trays your sons cats have its generally a good idea to have one per cat and one spare and always clean the tray as soon as you see its been used and also bear in mind your sons wife hasn't just left him she's left the cats too so a major life change for them in.many...
by Sniper1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Possible strays in my garden. Need advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1712

Re: Possible strays in my garden. Need advice

Here's an example of why rescues are cautious with lending traps many years ago as a new rescue worker someone convinced me they had a stray borrowed a trap caught the cat and dumped it in a forest miles away and a week later returned the trap saying the cat had disappeared long story cut short the ...
by Sniper1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Possible strays in my garden. Need advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1712

Re: Possible strays in my garden. Need advice

Just a thought have you tried general animal rescues not just cat ones and be sure to say its for neuter and return so any rescue you ask is not refusing you traps as they can't accommodate the cats if you say you are unsure if the cats are owned or not it will also put some rescues off as its no on...
by Sniper1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Change in a routine - thoughts please
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Change in a routine - thoughts please

Just a thought if it might work for you and you could set one up a bird feeder or severely near a window keeps mine entertained for hours I am lucky though as none of them when out bother to try and catch the birds so it works OK just depends on the cat it would be wrong of course to encourage the b...
by Sniper1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

One thing I always do when introducing a new dog which may work for you at some point is to use one or more baby gates so that the cats can have safe rooms but access the same room as the dog at their own pace that way they're not feeling shut away from each other and the cat can still be in a separ...
by Sniper1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help introducing dog to cat
Replies: 14
Views: 1108

Re: Help introducing dog to cat

Hi and welcome shame you got some less than polite responses I have introduced many dogs and cats and your cats reaction is normal i would carry on as you are it will take a while with the dog not being a permanent resident try to keep more dog stuff at yours blankets etc the dog has used and things...