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by Janey
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gandhi update: BIG THANKYOU
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Gandhi update: BIG THANKYOU

What a lovely update, so pleased for you all :)
by Janey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone ever find blood in faeces?
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Anyone ever find blood in faeces?

mr_frisky wrote:I'll give them a go, thanks. They currently have Whiskas in gravy, Purina One sensitive and Dreamies, with Sheba at the weekends.
I’d mention it to your vet as well, but very often is something like food causing the problem. Let us know how you get on.
by Janey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ADVICE NEEDED FOR OUTSIDE CAT
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: ADVICE NEEDED FOR OUTSIDE CAT

I agree with previous reply. It’s only fair on your cat to find her a new home where she can be inside with her humans now, as she’s missing that as well as her mate. Would it also be possible to have her indoors until a home is found, and in case you find your other cat - so they can be homed toget...
by Janey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone ever find blood in faeces?
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Anyone ever find blood in faeces?

I think cats can get it all the time even if they’re intolerant to a food, it’s just keeping a watch if they don’t use the tray much indoors. In fact the cattery said they get a lot of cats like this so my neighbour said spread the word to other customers. Sometimes I think it can happen if they nee...
by Janey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Anyone ever find blood in faeces?
Replies: 21
Views: 774

Re: Anyone ever find blood in faeces?

I’ve had cats with this on and off and in my experience it’s usually a food allergy / intollerance causing it. In fact more recently my neighbour had the same problem with her cat. She’d noticed it before occasionally when he used the litter tray (he mainly went outside) along with runny poo, and th...
by Janey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Injured Feral Cat
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Injured Feral Cat

Well done, and all the best Billy!
by Janey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Odd noise when eating, breathing and purring.
Replies: 29
Views: 2287

Re: Odd noise when eating, breathing and purring.

Cat soups may help if she likes them. The other thing I would say is, although warmed/room temperature stuff may be helpful when trying to get them to smell and eat foods, you want the opposite with medication i.e. so they can’t smell it. I used to empty an antibiotic capsule into some cool cat milk...
by Janey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Odd noise when eating, breathing and purring.
Replies: 29
Views: 2287

Re: Odd noise when eating, breathing and purring.

One of mine used to take Bisolvon for mucus problems, it worked very well at thinning it as it was very thick. I used to sprinkle a bit in his water, it was fine if my other cat drank it as well. He was an oldie though so drank a fair bit and suffered most of the time with mucus and chesty coughs, w...
by Janey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Injured Feral Cat
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Injured Feral Cat

If you contact a rescue, as Lilith says, such as Cats Protection (if you are in the UK?) they should be able to help you out. Also, if you took a feral to a vets they may liaise with a rescue they deal with and pay, or pay so much. Best of luck, thankfully he has you looking out for his welfare. The...
by Janey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Some advice regarding keeping a FIV+ CAT
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Some advice regarding keeping a FIV+ CAT

Hi and welcome to you and your cat :) I’ve never had FIV cats, but I look after feral cats - who may have it we wouldn’t know. The other year, the oldest of the ferals had a terrible cold, runny eyes, sore mouth/throat (obvious how he was eating) sneezing, poor appetite etc. I was really concerned a...
by Janey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sneezing issue leaving vet baffled
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Sneezing issue leaving vet baffled

I hope that you’ve managed to sort this out now.
If it’s a mucus problem then I agree about the Bisolvon. My cat had to take that all the time for nasal problems, a pinch in his water each day and it worked very well at thinning the mucus.
by Janey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease- when is it time?
Replies: 24
Views: 1343

Re: Kidney disease- when is it time?

I am so sorry for your loss, I am sure Ruby felt so loved and cared for with you, take care of yourself now.

God bless Ruby xx
by Janey
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Abondened cat queries
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: Abondened cat queries

Hi and welcome. Thankfully this little chap has you to care about him! how cruel can some people be, poor lad. Which area are you in? here you’ll find a list of rescues in your area, there’s probably some you’ve not tried: https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-rescue-centres-uk-ireland If you can ca...
by Janey
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sneezing issue leaving vet baffled
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Sneezing issue leaving vet baffled

If the vet can definitely find nothing then the only thing I can think is some form of allergy - was this mentioned? Although allergies can start at any time, even after using something for years, can you think of anything you changed when this started? did you start using any different perfumes, de...
by Janey
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Introducing new adult cat
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Introducing new adult cat

Hello and welcome :) just to add this link may also be helpful: https://www.catchat.org/index.php/new-cat-in-the-home One thing I would say, as your cat is elderly (and having introduced two elderly cats a few times) is things will usually go ok if your own cat can feel secure that he’s still top ca...
by Janey
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

So glad to read this. Btw my neighbour started her cat on grain free food which has done wonders for him - just goes to show how diet can affect the digestion so much depending on the cat so it’s always worth exploring options and I do think sometimes too many meds make things worse. Great news :) ...
by Janey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1098

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

So glad to read this. Btw my neighbour started her cat on grain free food which has done wonders for him - just goes to show how diet can affect the digestion so much depending on the cat so it’s always worth exploring options and I do think sometimes too many meds make things worse. Great news :)
by Janey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sudden litter tray issues
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Sudden litter tray issues

HI and welcome. Just to add to all the other good advice this link may be helpful:

https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-t ... ay-indoors
by Janey
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Frontline Alert!

After our experience with Stealth, and having seen a mild reaction by Hendrix to Advocate, I am beginning to wonder about the wisdom of giving them flea treatment UNLESS they need it. Our previous 2 cats and one dog were never treated either and none of them ever had fleas! Regards Dave I agree. My...
by Janey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Currently don’t have a garden, anyone know of any animal shelters that don’t require you to have a garden?
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Currently don’t have a garden, anyone know of any animal shelters that don’t require you to have a garden?

Hi and welcome :) There may be some rescues who will have cats that need indoor homes, I’ve fostered cats who’ve been scared of the door, and they would probably suit being indoors, but rescues do have the best interests of the cats at heart and they say they need safe outdoor access for a reason. I...
by Janey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1368

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

AndyMac wrote:
I got Mia from Cats Protection but am worried with her RTA that they would be hesitant about letting me have another cat from them.
If you decide to adopt again, I would def cat proof your garden first for peace of mind, as you know it could happen again. Best of luck.
by Janey
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1368

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

AndyMac wrote:I just got a message from the vet to say that Pauls owner has been located and she is picking him up later.
Brilliant! imagine they will be so relieved to have found him.
by Janey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1368

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

That’s the point of chips and you did absolutely the right thing, someone could be missing him a lot, hopefully you’ve helped him find his owner.
by Janey
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat no longer likes any of his food
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Cat no longer likes any of his food

I’d get a vet trip too. My cat’s about 8 1/2 and has to have a dental on Monday and I wouldn’t know she needed this as she’s eating fine, other than my vet checking her mouth when she had her vaccinations. Bloods are a good idea too at that age, if she’s not eating as usual.
by Janey
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1368

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

Def need to find out if it’s owned, I’ve found owners a few times, by chip and use of paper collars. This info should help:

https://www.catchat.org/index.php/cat-m ... ound#found

Good luck!
by Janey
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sensitive control cat food
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Sensitive control cat food

My neighbours cat had been like yours Tinkerbeth for a long time on and off but it was getting worse. She was advised “Hills” grain free by the vet and go back if no better. The Hills was taking ages to arrive so she went into the Pet Store and asked them and they said Nature’s Menu is a very good o...
by Janey
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Homes needed
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Homes needed

So sorry to read this. It may help to add the area to the title - is it Preston? (just looking at the area code).
by Janey
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed cat being aggressive towards children
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Advice needed cat being aggressive towards children

Hi and welcome. No judgement at all, it’s good that you’re asking for help to sort it out. I have a cat like Lilith’s, she came to us - a quiet home, from a very busy home with lots of kids and pets, but that’s all I know. I agree with what Lilith has said. My cat used to be a lot worse than she is ...
by Janey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Murmur
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Murmur

I had a cat with a murmer as a ktten and the vet kept check and it only went up slightly his whole life. I also fostered a kitten with a murmer and the rescue said it wasn’t an issue. I was told I have a bit of a murmer on a check up once and it’s never been followed through. I don’t think they are ...
by Janey
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten - poop help
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: New kitten - poop help

It could be that too. Has Lucy had a vet check yet and been flead and wormed?
PS give her a snuggle from me :)