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by Sniper1
Sun May 27, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours aggressive cat
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Neighbours aggressive cat

Firstly I would bring him home and keep him in next I would install a microchip flap if you don't already have one I assume he doesn't feel safe indoors as he's choosing to relocate rather than be inside iif he feels safe inside he may work out a strategy for himself given a little more confidence
by Sniper1
Fri May 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

Please don't feel guilty for trying your best for everyone cats will behave how they like a garden home may not be ideal but you will love him care for him and keep safe so much more than many animals have his spraying is not your fault and understandable you can't cope with it
by Sniper1
Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

If you are going to try the rehoming route I would only do so if you are willing and able to do it yourself all on condition he comes back to you if it fails once you sign him over to rescue his future is out of your hands I have known numerous cases of cats as habitual lifetime sprayers in one pet ...
by Sniper1
Fri May 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

If you are going to try the rehoming route I would only do so if you are willing and able to do it yourself all on condition he comes back to you if it fails once you sign him over to rescue his future is out of your hands I have known numerous cases of cats as habitual lifetime sprayers in one pet ...
by Sniper1
Mon May 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour complaint about my noisy cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Neighbour complaint about my noisy cat

Noise nuisance issues I believe are usually assessed from indoors as thàt is where it would have most impact on someone's life I doubt even a Siamese that is outdoors and a distance away would produce noise enough to disturb you neighbour inside their house and have enough impact for any council to ...
by Sniper1
Mon May 07, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Unhomable cat - out of ideas :(

Massive respect for your commitment and care and I agree his habits are very unlikely to change I would iopt for the outdoor house but something more like an adapted summer house and get electric correctly installed it needs to appealing for you to spend time with him as well as suiting his needs it...
by Sniper1
Mon May 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: HELP & ADVICE NEEDED!!! Neglected Persians kept in filthy house
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: HELP & ADVICE NEEDED!!! Neglected Persians kept in filthy house

I have just thoroughly read this post and in over 30 years in rescue this kind of situation and much worse is no stranger to me but what appalls me is that no one has mentioned the person with failing health who obviously needs help not just blame its a disgrace that anyone known to live that way is...
by Sniper1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3 year old peeing in house - tried everything!
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: 3 year old peeing in house - tried everything!

With all due respect something did happen to change her toilet habits its just that you didn't see or understand it and now its become a habit of oh I just pee anywhere a common problem am afraid with some cats unable to perform all natural cat behaviours that going outdoors brings and therein lies ...
by Sniper1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Heat cycles and spaying (paradox, please help1)
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Heat cycles and spaying (paradox, please help1)

I have had several cats spayed during heat for the same reason and never any problems have also dealt with numerous feral colonies as TNR where some females were probably in heat and no issues there either personally I would rather risk spay than leave her unspayed and in constant cycle I totally di...
by Sniper1
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mouth/Lip/rodent/indolent Ulcer
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Mouth/Lip/rodent/indolent Ulcer

I can only speak from experience and suggest things you can try the best antibiotic i have found for your problem has been stomagyl but it does need giving orally by hand due to bitterness I have also found buy a good multivitamin powder and a pure brewers yeast powder ( you can get it from good hea...
by Sniper1
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Drooling cat with tongue out sneezing
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Drooling cat with tongue out sneezing

People seem to put a lot of emphasis on bloodworm and very often its an almost pointless excersise a sick cat test within normal range one day and serious organ failure the next I would go for another opinion and probably x ray of the face before he gets too I'll and weak and you loose him anyway
by Sniper1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New pup to two cats
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: New pup to two cats

Just because the cats don't get on doesn't mean either of them won't be fine with a dog just give the cats safe indoor space using a dog crate or baby gates never let a puppy chase the cats or intimidate them and keep feeding times safe and peaceful and above all don't let the cats vote with their f...
by Sniper1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting Meds into Feral-type cat
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Getting Meds into Feral-type cat

So rather than turning her over to the spay and release programme, would the same programme not help with neutering her and returning to you the cost would be the same to them or less if you contributed what you could, short or long term meds is not going to be the answer due to the meds used and he...
by Sniper1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: how long left?
Replies: 34
Views: 5656

Re: how long left?

Good luck with your little newcomers let us know how it all goes and yes I agree neutering would be best with over 30 years in rescue I am well experienced with the too many animals and too few homes situation however all owners have the right to make that decision/choice for themselves and I hope y...
by Sniper1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat milk?
Replies: 11
Views: 2337

Re: Cat milk?

I find they prefer cat milk watered down some of mine love normal milk but won't touch cat milk unless its watered down its good for getting extra liquid into them
by Sniper1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old cat REALLY hates the new puppy. Any help?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Old cat REALLY hates the new puppy. Any help?

I understand you want to protect your puppy and especially his eyesight which is why I suggested a dog crate or baby gates so they can both be indoors getting used to each others presence without physical confrontation
by Sniper1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo
Replies: 24
Views: 47267

Re: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo

If you do have to part with him please be honest and upfront about his issues and what you have tried personally I think its a bowel control problem to do with the muscle of his bowel and I would have been more inclined to go with a high fresh fatty meat diet and raw chicken wings all would give him...
by Sniper1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: PLEASE help / HotSpot(Cat)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: PLEASE help / HotSpot(Cat)?

He's gorgeous thank you for looking after him his wound doesn't look too serious to me and maybe he's made it more sore by licking it just keep an eye on it as you obviously do it can be hard to decide vet or not especially if you may get him there and he's so freaked out he can't be examined proper...
by Sniper1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?
Replies: 19
Views: 2563

Re: How Often Do You Wash Litter Trays?

I complete change once a week as I think you get more smell if longer and wash at least twice a week more if needed a tray is a toilet after all no one likes a dirty one
by Sniper1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old cat REALLY hates the new puppy. Any help?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Old cat REALLY hates the new puppy. Any help?

I am afraid your doing things quite wrong in my opinion you should be doing everything you can to keep the cats daily life and routine stable not banishing him to a cabin outside let him back in and always keep a physical barrier between puppy and cat such as a dog crate or use a child safety gate a...
by Sniper1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation
Replies: 10
Views: 2908

Re: Hair Loss / Skin Irritation

In my experience it often takes 3 consecutive months of flea treatment to calm flea allergy reaction don't ask me why but I have found this with both cats and dogs and whatever product you use
by Sniper1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Are there any baby kittens needing mummy cat with milk
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Are there any baby kittens needing mummy cat with milk

Please be wary of fostering other kittens onto your cat as there maybe a health reason she lost her litter which she could pass onto any other kittens she feeds
by Sniper1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New Cat Stalking the other Cats
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: New Cat Stalking the other Cats

Several years ago we had to clear a feral colony from a garden 4 males 5 females who all lived together peacefully, after neutering etc they were released from the pens for daytime freedom but all the males acted just as you describe no warning just stalk and attack the other resident cats they all ...
by Sniper1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Fostering a Pregnant Mom... need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Fostering a Pregnant Mom... need help!

Well done for helping her your wonderful and their behaviour is to be expected just keep a watchful eye and put mum to be back in her room if he gets too boisterous and good luck you'll soon have some wonderful new arrivals please ask if you have any problems in future and let us know when babies ar...
by Sniper1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Serious tail injury
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Serious tail injury

Through rescue work I have had experience of several cats having their tail amputated with no problems at all in yourt case its his age and kidneys the main worry his tail may just partially recover but if he copes OK with it I would be inclined to be happy with that and let him be
by Sniper1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: trying to train 2 rescue girls to use the cat flap
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: trying to train 2 rescue girls to use the cat flap

When I have problems with cat flap training I have t sometimes put some good waterproof tape on the magnetic strip to make it easier to open also with newer cats you can try propping it open just sliightly so they can get in then let them out when they're hungry and putting tempting smelly food just...
by Sniper1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat spraying indoors!
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Cat spraying indoors!

Hi there are several good odour destroying products you can buy but they won't help stop his spraying and I doubt while hes insecure with his housemates it will ever stop it is also likely that the longer he does it the bigger the possibility the others will also start doing it the only way you migh...
by Sniper1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What gender to get?
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Re: What gender to get?

In my experience which is vast being in rescue and having a multicast household for many years the girls are generally much more amiable with each other and if not friends are at least not enemies if theres any agro its usually one of the lads causing it
by Sniper1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: catching a ferel cat
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: catching a ferel cat

You say in your post he needs catching, neutering and rehoming maybe that's why you've struggled to get help if you ask again and are willing to trap, neuter and release him again and look out for his welfare when he's returned you may have more luck and he will stop being a nuisance, many rescues s...
by Sniper1
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advocate, Frontline or Bob Martin??
Replies: 18
Views: 8864

Re: Advocate, Frontline or Bob Martin??

I use stronghold or Bob martin when necessary and spray the house twice a year and yes Bob martin does work even on flea allergy cats and new rescues crawling with fleas its the same chemical as front line and the fact its available in supermarkets etc is due to the products licensing and nothing to...