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by Mollycat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Steroid help please
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Steroid help please

That is a tricky one if you aren't 100% sure which cat, although the likelihood is him. It could be that going from every day to every other day is too much of a shock to his system, you do have to reduce steroids gradually, although I know from experience half tablets are a lot more bitter to take...
by Mollycat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Steroid help please
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Steroid help please

The ongoing saga of Bobby - Quick background recap, 15 year old male, mild CKD, always had a delicate tummy which recently took a more serious turn resulting in stopping Hills k/d first wet then dry. Attacs of The Dire Rear used to be kept in check with vitamin B injections now not responding to tho...
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: loss of fur
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: loss of fur

My one and only experience was a rescue girl who is now at least 20 and has not had a collar for the past 12 years. She still has a distinct mark but the collars she had were the furry felt lined type and I' pretty sure they are worse. Also the one she had on when she adopted us was way too tight so...
by Mollycat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going
Replies: 25
Views: 5118

Re: so...Milla kinda mated but her heat cycle is still going

Just one small detail here in defence of the wait-to-neuter policy - I have only had two boys but both were late neutered for different reasons. The first was a walk-in and was fixed at 3 years old, the other is a retired stud fixed at 8 years old. Both of these boys have been incredibly sweet natur...
by Mollycat
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Beware of theese cat collars!
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Beware of theese cat collars!

Is this recent? Only Aldi and Bob Martin had the same story 5 or 6 years ago.
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Normal or Coincident
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Normal or Coincident

They sure can get to recognise words, especially Teatime! An old girl of mine knew Wait and Huppycome - useful as she was a shoulder climber and it just gave me time to get ready for the big leap without the terrible claw scramble panic.
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten spraying
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Kitten spraying

Is this definitely a spray standing up with quivering tail, not just an inappropriate widdle squatting down? If it's a widdle then even if she uses the litter as well I would still suspect that. If it's a definite spray that's a different problem and psychological. It doesn't have to be an outside c...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Normal or Coincident
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Normal or Coincident

I don't think they always understand words but if a cat is tuned in to you they can read intention very well. One of my cats, if I think her name she almost always turns one ear towards me and if I tell her to relax it's ok when she is alerted by a strange noise or something she often does. If this ...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat became abruptly aggressive
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: cat became abruptly aggressive

Cats are definitely sensitive to hormones when a woman is pregnant so why not to the more subtle cycle changes? The trouble with cats is the way their brain works, very different to dogs, that makes habits hard to break. If she has always been a bit edgy about you walking past her quickly, then this...
by Mollycat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tilly's kidneys - so far so good
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Tilly's kidneys - so far so good

Fingers crossed for Tilly.

Never fails to amaze me how differently vets go about the same job. I thought urine samples had gone out with the ark, except where protein binders might be needed. My vets for the past 20 years have gone by blood test, which at my new vets is a 20 minute wait.
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Purdy not well
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Purdy not well

I have a Purdy too, from a previous relationship, who is at least 20. She was old enough to vote at the last general election! I believe to some extent it is normal for the oldies to be hit harder by anaesthetics, in fact there comes a time when a vet will become reluctant to do dentals or anything ...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat struggling to walk , may have nerve issues
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Cat struggling to walk , may have nerve issues

Mine is on steroids probably for life now, we are in the process of finding the minimum effective dose. My understanding is they should be weaned off and never stopped suddenly though it may be different for a short term course, I don't know. Second opinion sounds like a good plan, maybe just ring a...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Anticipatory grief reprieve
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Anticipatory grief reprieve

When we have nothing left to give, the ultimate gift of selfless love.

Oh yes I forgot that one, did I rob them of their natural death? Also, the way it brings back every other loss as if it was yesterday.

Sometimes we just need permission to feel things we can't even name.
by Mollycat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Back from cattery
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Back from cattery

I found a really simple remedy for the snooty cat syndrome. If they ignore you, ignore them. They soon panic and give you some love!
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Anticipatory grief reprieve
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Anticipatory grief reprieve

Some might think this is an odd topic but I hope it will reassure anyone in this bizarre situation. My own boy Boo has been having some health issues and for most of this year so far we have been on and off wondering how much longer we have. I feel able to write this now because for now he is ok tha...
by Mollycat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 9 month old cat keeps attacking me! Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: 9 month old cat keeps attacking me! Please help!

I have a cat from a previous relationship who doesn't live with me who is 20 years old and was a walk-in adoption job. She bites and sometimes claws without warning, often still purring as she does. I did some intensive sessions with her some years ago when she was really bad. when she attacked I wo...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fip in cattery
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Fip in cattery

Sorry to read this. I don't have any answers but wanted to offer a few words rather than scroll on. I did find this, I presume you've read it already, but it seems the sire infecting the dam could be likely so I would contact that breeder without delay. https://www.gccfcats.org/Portals/0/FIP%20artic...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Doubts about cremation
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Doubts about cremation

If you pay for an individual cremation then that is what you should get. If you don't want the ashes back then they will almost certainly not be alone. For me a keepsake is a special food bowl, a shed whisker, a favourite toy - something that meant something in life. For the first time I am having t...
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Gel caps

Oh yes they know. The dog is so stupid he will watch us put his wormer in a sausage and eat it. My feral cat ate some pill pocket and loved it, then saw me put a pill in it for the other cat and now won't touch it!! She's way too clever that one.
by Mollycat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats spraying in the house and basement!
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Cats spraying in the house and basement!

It does sound territorial with that many of them, but that doesn't answer why they are doing it now and not before. The general rule of thumb is one tray per cat plus one, which would make 9 trays to keep up with, but again if everything is the same as before that doesn't explain why now. Are there ...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gel caps
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Gel caps

Not used so don't know but have you considered Pill Pockets? It's a delicious putty paste, you put the pill in and mould it around. You can crush the pill so the cat can't lick off the putty and spit out the pill.
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 360

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Thank you and please don't be sorry. Life isn't always as fluffy as a Ragdoll's bottom, sometimes it gets covered ... but anyway I am ok, I'm just wondering why coincidence would bring this up right now for me and what I should take from it going forward. I think it's because they are so much smalle...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 360

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

How spooky, the exact video I listened to on loop when my dad was dying 8 years ago. Change 'life' to 'hand' and you have a snapshot of me at the time. And spookier still I just dropped the lid of the milk into my coffee, the kind of thing I would often do at the time, melt into a useless wreck of t...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 360

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

I won't forget a single tray believe me! Anyone else get this or will they think we're completely bonkers Lilith? They come into the bathroom to use it and the best bit is it's such an honour because they are vulnerable so it's a sign that our rescued traumatised babies have gained that level of tru...
by Mollycat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 360

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Login doesn't sound very savoury! And yes, the easiest example being how pets cope with chemotherapy very well whereas we suffer. For now Boo-cat is on day 3 of eating well and clearly feeling much, much better. He was waiting for his breakfast again this morning and had eaten all the jelly within a...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 360

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

Oh Lilith I love your stories and the way you deliver them! Have you thought about writing a book or some short stories of all these great characters and all the humorous wisdom you have collected? I thought I was funny on facebook this morning saying it seemed Bobby had either found the will to liv...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat returned from vet, other cat freaking out
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Cat returned from vet, other cat freaking out

Unfortunately this is very common, even with cats who have been together all their lives. Don't let it escalate as it can quickly do real lasting damage to their relationship. Separate the cats if you can in different parts of the house and go through the steps of introducing cats for the first time...
by Mollycat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea help
Replies: 34
Views: 360

Re: Chronic diarrhoea help

A more positive update Well on Sunday there didn't seem to be any improvement and we were preparing for the inevitable. Then yesterday morning Bobby followed me into the kitchen demanding his breakfast ... something he has never done before. Half a pouch and a handful of i/d dry and he tucked in. 6 ...
by Mollycat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hills y/d dried food
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Hills y/d dried food

Great idea, I have had lots of prescription foods left over with cats' changing needs and usually end up donating to a local independent cat rescue. We recently had cause to use y/d and it really did its job - only while waiting for radioiodine treatment though. Sorry for your loss, lovely to have h...
by Mollycat
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Why is life so cruel and unfair ?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Why is life so cruel and unfair ?

It's only been a year. The first year, you have to face every first - every anniversary. Your daily routine, from the moment you woke up to the moment you went to sleep and often beyond, you had to consider a demanding, loving furry friend full of mischief and cuddles, vocalising and getting in your...