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by Mollycat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Eating Mice
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Re: Eating Mice

This sounds bad but at least they are dead. My Henry was a little sod for bringing them in still alive, sometimes fit and well, sometimes in need of a little help along the way. Luckily he didn't care and carried on playing with the bodies. And a previous cat we were looking after temporarily used t...
by Mollycat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Eating Mice
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Re: Eating Mice

Hunting is a basic instinct, though not so many nowadays have the skill to kill. You could try offering more food but I doubt it would stop the trail of death to your door. Your cat is just being a cat. If they just want food they tend to demand or go to the neighbour's, it's much easier.
by Mollycat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned Cat
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Abandoned Cat

Seems your protests about not wanting to adopt another cat might be falling on deaf ears. Cats have no respect for our wishes, do they? Still, you seem to be pretty well trained, food on demand, genuine care and concern. Vet bills sure to arise some time. We don't choose to adopt them, these walk-in...
by Mollycat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Suspected polyp - no surgery!!
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Suspected polyp - no surgery!!

Doing our best for our pets doesn't always mean doing everything we can. Sometimes we have to consider the risks and how much we're going to put them through and what they will gain from it. Surgery is invasive, takes time to recover, needs more appointments and aftercare, and has risks. The risks g...
by Mollycat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice about vomiting cat
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Advice about vomiting cat

My Boo aged 15 is vomiting more in phases and has lost weight, sometimes dramatically. We didn't investigate fully due to his general condition and money, he also had chronic diarrhoea. He's been put on steroids and that has stopped all his symptoms except for the odd couple of days of vomiting. He ...
by Mollycat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat may have nerve issues
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Cat may have nerve issues

Hi Lulu, a boy cat called Lily, I love it. My friend's cat came in one day dragging his rear end, he was 10 years old and had no issues before that. Vet exam revealed nothing broken and no sign of any trauma, so nerve damage didn't seem to answer anything. But vet said it was not unusual for a blood...
by Mollycat
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Carpet Scratching HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Carpet Scratching HELP!

Knoxx3112 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Iv been looking to get the cardboard scratcher just to see if she has got bored of the upright ones, it’s started randomly whit h is the annoying thing 😢
It's very rarely random,just that the reason isn't always obvious to us mere humans!
by Mollycat
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with my over protective cat!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Help with my over protective cat!!!

Your cat sounds a lot like mine, except that mine runs and hides rather than attack, though she will lash out if people try going to her when she is on her ivory tower, and with a similar history. Rescued at 9 months from a chaotic noisy household, inappropriate handling, no respect for her space or...
by Mollycat
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice re: greedy wandering cat
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Advice re: greedy wandering cat

Ah I understand, sorry I hadn't picked thta up from your post. Hopefully the vet can come up with some helpful thoughts today as well.
by Mollycat
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice re: greedy wandering cat
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Advice re: greedy wandering cat

You're not going to like this but my honest thoughts are, if Murphy is that unhappy at home in all honesty I would let him go where he seems happy and stop paying his bills. I know it's hard and you love him but if you're actually considering rehoming him miles away then why not let him go to the ho...
by Mollycat
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Carpet Scratching HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Carpet Scratching HELP!

As an emergency measure, double sided sticky tape all round the edges where she scratches. Some cats are just fascinated by the way carpet seems to disappear under the skirting. And some prefer to scratch a horizontal surface, you can get cheap ardboard scratchers or sisal matting ones, might be wor...
by Mollycat
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Time for a new start...

Well, deciding to have more cats in my life has brought unexpected sadness. I've coped well with the loss of my girl, I think I did most of my grieving before she died, but today I've cried a lot. I'm crying now. I guess it's the thought that I'm finally moving on, without her, like she's watching ...
by Mollycat
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten sneezing/snotty/
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Kitten sneezing/snotty/

I didn't reply earlier because mine is also an elderly puss, but maybe this might be helpful too. I adopted Boo at the age of 8, a retired stud who had lived as far as I'm aare in an outdoor pen all his life. So when he started sneezing, snuffling, snoring and having runny eyes as soon as he came ho...
by Mollycat
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Time for a new start...

Back in the days when I had kittens they were single. We never thought of it as "getting a kitten" we always made a decision to "have a cat" because they aren't kittens for very long but they are a cat for many years. We did this 3 times and never had any problems with one single kitten.
by Mollycat
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Donkey crunching carrots
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Donkey crunching carrots

Thank you Ruth I'm just glad someone understands what I'm talking about, it's so peculiar. I can't see his face when he's eating, he has a chip feeder in a corner, but I'm intrigued now to see if he pulls faces! I'm not worried about it, more puzzled really. Will get the vet to see (if she can) whet...
by Mollycat
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice on how safe my flat is for a cat!
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Advice on how safe my flat is for a cat!

Just like to bust a myth here about older cats being more sensible. Experience is what makes a cat sensible, not age. A one year old cat that has been allowed to do its thing and fall out of the odd tree has a better perspective than a 12 year old cat who has only ever lived on ground level. Same ap...
by Mollycat
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted cat - please help
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Adopted cat - please help

How lovely to move into a house complete with cat! Time and patience, and try to let go of expectations. Many years ago a beautiful black tomcat would hang around our garden and he was curious about the house, but incredibly shy of people and never came anywhere near us. After months of him visiting...
by Mollycat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

So true, a cat is a cat and pedigree means nothing to them. Boo would love to go explore but my attempts with the harness proved futile. I took him on because I don't agree with indoor cats but he was being rehomed as an indoor and as that's all I have to offer it seemed ideal. The second is a moggy...
by Mollycat
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House

I'm going to apologise in advance because I don't want to cause offence or an argument but I'd like to offer a different angle on this. i genuinely don't mean this unkindly. When I was with my last partner, we had an older cat called Sarah who was perfectly happy with us. A big young tom cat started...
by Mollycat
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Donkey crunching carrots
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Donkey crunching carrots

For the second time in his life, my elderly Boo is making an awful noise when he eats like a donkey crunching carrots. It happened a few years ago and it is not the normal noise of a cat crunching dry food, it sounds more like teeth grinding. I thought at first he had a loose tooth and it was grindi...
by Mollycat
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopted cat behaviour issue
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Adopted cat behaviour issue

After my feline soulmate died I wasn't ready to open my heart to a new friend for some years, but our housemate came home with a cat for us that some people had given him because she didn't like their dog. Whatever the truth, I could not turn away this cat in need and already in my house - but I mad...
by Mollycat
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

I would go so far as to say since becoming pets some extreme breeds have been ruined and I struggle to see much aesthetic beauty left in some of the most overengineered breeds now. I just hope cats don't go the same way. I was horrified to watch how my Raggie struggles to clean his fur, especially h...
by Mollycat
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

Interesting, Ruth, I love Monty Roberts and I've also been very inspired by him to help Molly. I've always 'felt' cats really have more in common with horses than any other of our animals, oddly. And yet the cat is our only companion that isn't a pack animal, plus a horse is a prey animal and the ca...
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I need advice on something
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: I need advice on something

"Just give iron" doesn't sound very helpful really. Did vet take a blood sample? Is this your usual vet or someone who doesn't know your cats? And also, what sort of age are your kitties?
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will a new kitten catch calici virus from a young cat?
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Will a new kitten catch calici virus from a young cat?

It is "highly infectious" and evolves quickly, meaning that it's also difficult for vaccines to keep up. Personally I don't think I would take the risk as a kitten would be more vulnerable to more serious symptoms. As far as I'm aware they are especially vulnerable from 9 weeks to 3 years of age, af...
by Mollycat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

So sorry for Oscar, we can only do what we can do though and sometimes our best can't achieve what we hope for. One summer my gran's cat contracted typhus, in the heat of August in the south of France. He was set up with a bed in the bathroom, tiled floor and walls and in the basement, so quite cool...
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 556

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Vet doesn't know, it doesn't appear to be a common side effect so we will see when she gets her check-up. To be fair they are like a general doctor, the experts are the specialist hospitals. When we get Molly's test results sent there I will have the question asked. Just wondered if anyone else has ...
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

Wow Lilith did you see what was in that bush? Did Oscar make it? I have heard a voice once, my Misha, my feline soulmate. I think I've had enough now, please help me. But Misha is another story. Anna is more guidance than instructions, you can always listen to get the basic idea then make it your own.
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 556

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

I am not familiar with reiki! What do you mean losing her voice? If you mean the sound of her meow mine has been like this for the past few years. Her meow is silent but when she wants she can make it sound very loud No a silent miaow is something different. This is where her loud voice sometimes '...
by Mollycat
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Animal communication

Thought I would share this, it won't be everyone's cup of tea but for the very open minded just a few minutes of our time may or may not do some good and can't do any harm. This is a guided animal communication I found on you-tube by Anna Breytenbach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnEJGjwomxI&t=11s...