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by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post-spay complications. Please help :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4966

Re: Post-spay complications. Please help :(

I asked about surgical glue when Bob's stitches pulled. But they said if there was any risk of infection sealing the wound would make matters worse.
I really hope it doesn't come to that and that she is on the mend very soon - she is a sweetie
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: ANY TIPS ON TRAPPING A FERAL
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: ANY TIPS ON TRAPPING A FERAL

Ask your vet if they have a different/larger trap. Our vet has one that is quite long and if you put food right down the end - it would have to be a very long cat to stretch that far, i.e. take the food and still keep his back legs out of the trap! It has worked well for us when we have used it. Goo...
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post-spay complications. Please help :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4966

Re: Post-spay complications. Please help :(

You're right there! Lets hope they get it right this time - poor Yuna.
best wishes
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 8
Views: 2305

Re: Devastated

My dear Mairi, I am so sad to hear of your loss. I do know how you feel and what you are going through right now. We have all been there. A couple of weeks ago my husband lost his 'garage cat', Sparky to the road. Sparky belonged to no one but would keep Dave and his friend company will they worked ...
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat food guidelines and very hungry kitten
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Re: Cat food guidelines and very hungry kitten

KittyWitty is right. I would vary the diet and if she is looking for food she is probably still hungry. Only a few cats carry on eating when they are full (unlike us humans!)
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Morris - Upper respiratory infection
Replies: 30
Views: 5375

Re: Morris - Upper respiratory infection

So very sad to hear the news. He was a lovely handsome boy. He is at peace now and will never know pain again.
You are in my thoughts tonight, God bless.
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post-spay complications. Please help :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4966

Re: Post-spay complications. Please help :(

Poor baby! We have had a similar problem with Bobby. Long story short - he was born with nerve damage to his front left leg, advised by our local (farm) vet to have it removed. As he used it - to a fashion - and it did not bother him we said no. At 1 year the joint became infected through a tiny wou...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: feline asthma
Replies: 10
Views: 2935

Re: feline asthma

My older cats, Willow (11) and Tom (about 12) can both be quite noisy when breathing. They both snore when asleep. Otherwise they are in perfect health. Perhaps it is age related? As for putting a cat in a basket, I had trouble with Bob until my vet reversed him in - wow, what a difference. Easy whe...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Why does my cat show this aggressive behaviour?

Yep, that's all good advice! Sometimes when our cats have had a little spat (usually over the 'best seat') the loser will hiss at another cat or even take a half-hearted whack at us. :roll: We live in a very rural area and the road is fairly quiet. So our tribe get the run of our garden. But we do h...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grumpy Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

Re: Grumpy Cat

Hi Lulu,
I think Grace is right. Sometimes they settle straight away, sometimes it takes a little longer.
I wish you ALL much happiness in your new home.
by bobbys girl
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bobby update
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: Bobby update

Well we are back! I picked up Bobby this morning - minus his bandage!!! I spoke to one of the senior vets. He seems quite enlightened about FIV. He says he is happy that Bobby is finally on the mend. Little man meowed all the way home, enjoyed a big snuggle with me and Dave, ate most of a tin of App...
by bobbys girl
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My little cat died suddenly last sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 3404

Re: My little cat died suddenly last sunday

Just picked up on the original post. So sorry to hear what happened. What a terrible shock for you. :cry: You will never 'replace' your little one, but the pain does ease and giving a loving home to another kitty does help. You ask male v female? All I can say is my boys are far more loving and laid...
by bobbys girl
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange behaviour of bereaved cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Strange behaviour of bereaved cat.

First of all welcome to CC! It does sound as though the little girl is missing her sister. I'm not sure about the aversion to being on the floor. I don't understand her thinking there. But the washing may be a distraction for her. You say she likes cat nip. Perhaps you could use that as encouragemen...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bad behaviour!! Should I split my two cats up?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Bad behaviour!! Should I split my two cats up?!

Hi Kirsty I'm back! You ask if I have any problems with my cats. Well they all have their own distinct characters and some are certainly more bossy than others. There can be squabbles when one pinches another's favourite spot on the sofa. But on the whole it is relatively peaceful. Grace can be a bi...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: Introductions

OOHHH she is gorgeous! Hugs to you and fusses to her!
If we can have a Lurcher and a rabbit living happily together, you should have no problem. Introduce them slowly with full supervision, they should be fine.
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bad behaviour!! Should I split my two cats up?!
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Bad behaviour!! Should I split my two cats up?!

Couple of questions - have they been neutered and why were you told they must be re-homed together? Did they come from the same home or is it that someone has had problems with one in the past and was trying a BOGOF to get rid of the problem? It is hardly surprising that Tiggy is timid if Leo keeps ...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat not eating wet food
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: cat not eating wet food

Oh boy, what a subject! First of all, don't panic. It may just be the warm weather, he could just be a picky puss. Before his op. Bobby ate only dry food (Iams was his favourite) with plenty of water. Since his op. he won't touch any biscuit and will only eat wet food and very little water. All the ...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for mum and kitten please
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

Re: Vibes for mum and kitten please

Best wishes and hugs to you for what you are doing for 'mummy' and baby. Really hope everything works out alright. All good vibes coming your way!
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bobby update
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: Bobby update

At Bob's latest check-up (yesterday) the wound on his shoulder is all but closed and the other one is smaller -Great :) We are going away for a couple of days. So mum will be looking after kitties. The vet has offered to board Bobby - which will take the pressure off mum. So he is off on his holiday...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Diversionary Tactics - Back of the neck drops
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Diversionary Tactics - Back of the neck drops

How do they do that - Radar? I thought I had problems! Only Bobby makes no fuss about drops - he even takes his medicine. Thomas jumps and Purdy and Grace chatter and growl. But if I am quick and firm about it it's OK. But Willow is another story. She gets ear mites as well. I'm afraid the only way ...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help needed Urgently
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Help needed Urgently

Just heard from friends. They are in the middle of a family crisis - Brother-in- Law died leaving chaos in his wake. Very sorry can't help.
Wish there was something I could do to help. Let me know how you go on.
Sue
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help needed Urgently
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Help needed Urgently

Waiting to hear from friends - good news about 2 - how about you?
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help needed Urgently
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Re: Help needed Urgently

Hi Dani
so sorry to hear of your situation. I have friends in Wisbech, I could ask them if they know anyone who could help. It's not that far from you. Just say the word.
I hope you find a new home for yourself and kitties very soon.
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: HOW CAN I TEACH BARNEY TO TOILET OUTDOORS ?!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: HOW CAN I TEACH BARNEY TO TOILET OUTDOORS ?!!

My first cat, Willow (the princess) is 11. She, like all the others, has the run of our large garden and the wilds of rural Fermanagh beyond. She goes out, has a toddle around, then comes in to use the litter tray - she always has! :roll: How much of a gardener are you? I will tell you a sure-fire w...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Posters vs Busy Body
Replies: 11
Views: 3049

Re: Cat Posters vs Busy Body

What an incredibly mean-spirited thing to do! :shock: Honestly some people! I agree with what the other 'Chatters' are saying and I think Samantha's idea is a very good one. Around here you will see this sort of notice in the Post Office, Newsagents, Vets and local shops. Most of these premises have...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Childhood Pets
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Childhood Pets

I know what you mean hgale (Helen?). We are sure there is a 'Vacancies' sign up somewhere - I just haven't found it yet! Not sure I would do any thing about it if I did.
:lol:
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Childhood Pets
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Childhood Pets

Sorry to hear all that. But I am sure you will have the rest of your life to make up for it.
Good Luck and best wishes for that future. :)
Sue
by bobbys girl
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Childhood Pets
Replies: 11
Views: 2865

Re: Childhood Pets

No, not depressing Kitty Witty, just sad. :cry: Makes me realise how lucky I've been. As for pets - I had 2 goldfish, Ebb and Flo. Or should I say the same Ebb and 5 Flo's. I'm told Ebb survived porridge and having his bowl 'cleaned' with washing powder while he was still in it! :roll: I also had a ...
by bobbys girl
Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bobby update
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: Bobby update

Another visit to the vet today. The last 2 stitches out but the 2 remaining 'holes' still not closing - drat, drat and double drat! :x Having said that, Aoife, (I think that's spelt right - 'eefa') the vet is very pleased with him and says considering he is FIV and has had major surgery, he is doing...