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by Mollycat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recurring diarrhoea with borderline renal failure
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Recurring diarrhoea with borderline renal failure

Another cat, another question! My 14 year old Ragdoll boy has been in very mild borderline CRF for 2 years now and is basically well, except that having a delicate tummy as well he is prone to bouts of the Dire Rear. These are coming more often and lasting longer now. I have been taking him to the v...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ill after eating grass
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Ill after eating grass

Good so pleased to hear it! Or she could have felt a little off and that's why she ate so much, maybe!
by Mollycat
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ill after eating grass
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Ill after eating grass

Glad she's a little better but do keep an eye on her. I would say (only from looking at mine) that being mainly indoor and not having grass often would make her more likely to gorge. Apparently you can get grass tablets for them - I just pick a handful and bring it but hey! Hopefully she was just fe...
by Mollycat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ill after eating grass
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Ill after eating grass

It's completely normal for cats to eat grass and common for them to be sick, but a little more unusual for them to do it several times in a day or to be quiet afterwards. Firstly. people tell you cats eat grass to make themselves sick. This is not true. The natural oils in grass help keep the digest...
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC Feline newly diagnosed
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC Feline newly diagnosed

Sorry to read this, can totally understand your confusion and doubt as no exams have been performed. I am not a vet, all I can share with you is personal experience. I had a cat develop skin cancer on the nose planum, the flat wet hairless part of the nose. In her case it looked like a scab, her nos...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3mo Kitten - Grade 4 Heart Murmur
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: 3mo Kitten - Grade 4 Heart Murmur

That might depend on country, Booktigger. Lilith, good point as always about kittens sometimes growing out of murmurs and I also had a cat with an asymptomatic heart murmur who had a healthy 16 years including 8 with CRF and a dental. I just can't believe a decent breeder would sell a kitten without...
by Mollycat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 3mo Kitten - Grade 4 Heart Murmur
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: 3mo Kitten - Grade 4 Heart Murmur

How did the previous vet fail to notice this, or did the kittens not see a vet before being sold? Why did the kitten not come with a month overlap on insurance policies with the option for you to continue the same insurance, so the cost of the operation would be covered? Also, breeder guidelines say...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dilemma - adding another cat or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: Dilemma - adding another cat or not?

Agree with microchip feeders, it has made the world of difference for my little family and I wouldn't have it any other way now, best £200 I ever spent. Very handy when they are on different diets, or one is greedy, or suddenly a dog arrives, or hot summers ... they are great. Also agree see if a ca...
by Mollycat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rapid change in cat behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Rapid change in cat behaviour

I've had my own loving cats scratch, hiss, bite or even growl at me if I try to make them do something they don't want to do, like bring them in from a room where the alarm is set for the night. Cats find a way of communicating with their human family, so if it's normal for this cat to have to make ...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Need to find new homes for two cats
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Need to find new homes for two cats

My local cat rescue says there is a waiting list of homes offered for indoor cats as they don't come up for rehoming very often. I was lucky to be matched with mine very quickly, but was warned it could be months. I didn't have home checks because she was a home-to-home (so her owner was responsible...
by Mollycat
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Alternatives to cat cones?
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Alternatives to cat cones?

You know your cat, does he have to wear a cone? None of mine has ever kept one on more than a couple of hours and we've never had a problem.
by Mollycat
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: WILD CAT???
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: WILD CAT???

Sounds to me like a large feral domestic. Even if a domestic cat did breed with a wild bobcat there are no documented cases of this and with the size difference it would have to be a bobcat mother as a domestic cat would be very unlikely to survive the pregnancy of such large offspring, and if its m...
by Mollycat
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

I read somewhere that older cats benefit from smaller more frequent meals, so I divide Tiffany's pouches up now, and set out two half meals in a timer overnight result a happier cat and licked clean dishes every time, and no noisy food demands in the morning before I want to get up Good thinking, g...
by Mollycat
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses

Thanks for your message Mollycat. I've already tried all the usual things like leaving the carrier out so it becomes part of the furniture, making it into a little den for her, leaving treats in it etc etc etc but she won't go near it. I've also tried Feliway and similar things but they don't help,...
by Mollycat
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

They never really leave us do they. She's doing good thanks, has taken the habit of spending mornings under the bed which could be the memory of being taken away for morning appointments I don't know. Still figuring out what's best for a new diet, my current thinking in carry on with normal food unt...
by Mollycat
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

Aw lovely Elsa. And a Naughty Tortie in your avatar too, I have such a soft spot for Torties.

Did Elsa have much purrsonality change after her treatment?

And has anyone had potassium deficiency?
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

I'll be glowing in the dark long before he does! Thanks again, between your experiences and the science so easily available on the www this adventure has been so much easier to get through, only Madam's issues really to deal with. And it's almost all over now, just a retest at the end of May. I will...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

I did read up a lot and Molly had all the signs - except weight loss. Night-time yowling, restlessness, anxiety, aggression especially food aggression, food obsession. All from the day I got her. I have even tried to find out whether stress can bring it on and it seems possible via the adrenal syste...
by Mollycat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

Well, I guess that's just Molly changing her attitude towards you. Last night she had cuddle time with my partner for over an hour until he moved to go to bed ... until now he has barely been able to sneak a stroke of her head as he walks past her on her perch. He has lived with us for 18 months an...
by Mollycat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

Even if she gives you what they call the black paw on her return ... I think they gave me back the wrong cat. I looks like my cat, its miaow is a little less squeaky but it still sounds like my cat. It has the same favourite beds and plays the same games and asks for cuddles the same unique way as ...
by Mollycat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Maybe it’s time ,
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: Maybe it’s time ,

We love all our cats but sometimes there is one who for whatever reason takes a piece of our heart when they go. One of mine, the only one I had from 6 weeks old till she was 16, who ended her life in my arms at home 15 years ago, is till sorely missed 5 cats later. At the time, it sent me into full...
by Mollycat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Paid Help Wanted - Experienced Cat Owners/Veterinary Nurses

I was going to put a load of helpful suggestions as I have the same nightmare with mine, hence she didn't see a vat for 3 years and when we managed to get there (very poorly) we ran full bloods and a got a very expensive surprise. But, then I re-read and saw your health issues. I don't wish to pry, ...
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo
Replies: 20
Views: 14363

Re: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo

My next option is to try different foods, as he has been on Whiskas dry biscuit his whole life, and I wonder if perhaps he has recently gone through an internal phase of no longer processing the biscuits properly? I've always avoided Whiskas, the tins seem to produce awful smells. Butchers tins are...
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bone broth with onions
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Bone broth with onions

Agreed I would quit the broth ... and make your own. It's really simple to make and you know exactly what goes into it.
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Whinging or greeting?
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Whinging or greeting?

We have a dog who can't stand the phones. I think it's the pitch of the ringing and strange sharp noise of talking through it as well. He never had a problem before apparently, only since moving in with me. He tends to get gummy ears sometimes. Have you ruled out the possibility of your cat having s...
by Mollycat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Why Does My Cat Throw Up Dry Food?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Why Does My Cat Throw Up Dry Food?

If your hunch is right and he does have some kind of partial blockage, I would avoid giving him dry until he has seen the vet. Dry food tends to be harder to digest (like dry crackers) because the moisture in food helps it go down. Hairballs are a tricky issue with cats, nobody like clearing them up...
by Mollycat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

It's amazing how much muscle Molly has lost despite the overall weight gain. She has lost 300g in there through stress and is still overweight. This will be interesting. Just got to put a stop to this yo-yo weight, 4.5/6-ish, 4.3, 4.5, 5.2, 4.9 ... all since November, though peak was a proper porker...
by Mollycat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism
Replies: 207
Views: 22123

Re: Tails of the radioactive cat (or Mouse.) Radio-iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism

Lady Mollipops is home, and as predicted under the bed, with some tuna water because it was warm in the car and she showed signs of either overheating or stress, either way this will help. Very vocal all the way home even hissed a couple of times, just to let me know I've picked up the right cat. Th...
by Mollycat
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Royal Canin Urinary dry food - vet or non-vet?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Royal Canin Urinary dry food - vet or non-vet?

Are you buying this food from the vet? They bump up the price quite a bit and usually push a particular brand. For price you can try somewhere like petdrugsonline, that's where we get all our prescription food from and parasite products between a third and a half off vet prices. There are others lik...
by Mollycat
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Recommends for diet dry food
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Recommends for diet dry food

Dry food is full of things that cats wouldn't naturally eat Very true, although there isn't much in the lives of our pets that is natural. Medication, parasite control, selective breeding, neutering, dentals, indoor life, euthanasia, cosy beds, friendly interaction with another species, grooming, l...