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by greenkitty
Tue May 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Terrified Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Terrified Cat

It's heart breaking to see, I'm literally the only person he trusts and to see him shaking is so upsetting. He has made progress between Sunday and today albeit very slow.
by greenkitty
Tue May 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Terrified Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Terrified Cat

As some of you know I have Tig who's quite a strange cat and quite unlike my other two cats. He's coming up for 7, deaf and has PKD. The rescue vet also thinks he may have suffered some sort of brain damage when he was born as he's not quite the full ticket. I also moved house a month ago and althou...
by greenkitty
Tue May 16, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible Epilepsy
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Possible Epilepsy

I should also add there's a very active Yahoo group for cats with Epilepsy.
by greenkitty
Tue May 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible Epilepsy
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Possible Epilepsy

I adopted a 7 month old Tig with epilepsy, they weren't sure of the cause as he had a number of health conditions at the time but he did very well on the medication (Epiphen) and eventually he seemed to grow out of it and has been off the Epiphen for a few years now (he's coming up 7). It can take s...
by greenkitty
Thu May 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sick cat in group home
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Sick cat in group home

Do you have multiple litter trays? Introducing some more trays may help. Warming up food can also help with eating, either adding some warm water or a few seconds in the microwave (obviously testing to make sure it's not too hot). I know how time consuming it is caring for a very sick cat, you're do...
by greenkitty
Tue May 09, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: what to tell a toddler (2 years 10 months) after the death of a pet
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: what to tell a toddler (2 years 10 months) after the death of a pet

How about trying to make it a happy event, what about if your son picks the spot where you bury Puck (maybe guided by you), perhaps a trip to the garden centre to buy a pretty plant to put next to where he's buried or in his favourite spot or a little ornament, perhaps when you bury him you could al...
by greenkitty
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Older Cat in Poor Health
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Older Cat in Poor Health

I'm inclined to agree, I think I'd get her back to the vet or at least call them and explain what's happening, she shouldn't be like that.
by greenkitty
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD and lifespan?
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: CKD and lifespan?

Have you found Tanya's CRF website? http://www.felinecrf.org/index.htm

It's full of information, including what to expect as the end is nearing.
by greenkitty
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and diet
Replies: 38
Views: 10341

Re: Kidney disease and diet

booktigger wrote:Out of curiosity, how old was Tig when he was diagnosed?
He was 5 when he was diagnosed with PKD, he kept getting cystitis and on a routine feel of his abdomen the vet thought he could feel abnormally large kidneys and that was how it started..
by greenkitty
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How much do you spend on cat food?
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: How much do you spend on cat food?

I spent a small fortune on a variety of renal foods, none of which Tig will eat! The only food which he will tolerate is the Hills k/d dry, so we have to compromise and he has a small portion of normal wet food with some k/d.
by greenkitty
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 45727

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Tig is 6 and he's dealing with kidney issues, seems very unfair in the younger pusses.
by greenkitty
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease and diet
Replies: 38
Views: 10341

Re: Kidney disease and diet

Tig is on Semintra for protein in his urine and it has been successful, his last urine test showed it was back within the normal range. (Tig has PKD).
by greenkitty
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bullying Behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: Bullying Behaviour

I agree, I've always find things move around with my guys, territories, sleeping spots etc. As long as black cat is still getting all the affection she needs from you I'd just leave them to it.
by greenkitty
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has colon cancer - advice needed
Replies: 35
Views: 6006

Re: Cat has colon cancer - advice needed

My cat Hector was around for just a 5 days after being diagnosed with a massive brain tumour. I had decided against an operation and had bought him home for a few last days. He wasn't eating and was hiding away most of the time. I looked at him on the Tuesday morning and I knew he'd had enough. The ...
by greenkitty
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter trays
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Litter trays

I did exactly the same, had 4 trays for my 3 cats.. 3 trays downstairs and 1 upstairs, they refused to use the upstairs tray so I gave up with it in the end and removed it. They would all come downstairs to use those trays. Gotta love cats :)
by greenkitty
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent Sloppy Stools
Replies: 33
Views: 6152

Re: Frequent Sloppy Stools

I found Purina HA really good when Hector had bowel problems. You don't need a prescription for it but it doesn't seem to be something vets recommend, it was a referral vet that put us onto it. Pip is on Fibre Response at the moment (for the opposite reason), I'd be happy to send you some if you wan...
by greenkitty
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Persistant Upper respiratory tract infection
Replies: 10
Views: 2533

Re: Persistant Upper respiratory tract infection

I really feel for you, I battled with these respiratory infections for 8 years with my beautiful Hector. Do you know if he has the Calici (FCV) or Herpes (FHV) virus as well as FIV? Hector had both (although he didn't have FIV) and very little in the way of an immune system (he's the perfect advert ...
by greenkitty
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting a new cat out for first time
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Letting a new cat out for first time

Hi Emma, I've just responded to your email x
by greenkitty
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tumor in lung
Replies: 15
Views: 3369

Re: Tumor in lung

In March last year I lost Hector to a brain tumour, we spent weeks treating what we thought was an ear infection only to discover it was so much worse. On the Wednesday the vet called me with his scan results and we discussed the options, surgery with a 50/50 chance of survival as it was in such a s...
by greenkitty
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat had teeth removed 2 mths ago - old problem back
Replies: 11
Views: 3011

Re: Cat had teeth removed 2 mths ago - old problem back

I've had two cats who have had most of their teeth removed due the calici virus and neither had symptoms like that. Both had gums that looked like raw chopped liver and drooled brown saliva with smelly breath. The condition is called FGS and there's an excellent website http://www.dr-addie.com/stoma...
by greenkitty
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rehoming a cat that is a flue carrier
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Rehoming a cat that is a flue carrier

As long as any other cats are vaccinated, if they do pick up the cat flu, the symptoms will be much less severe. I had a chronic flu carrier who lived with my other 3, one is now a bit sneezy and the other 2 are fine. As long as he is well cared for, stress kept to a minimum and any flare ups are de...
by greenkitty
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: More good news - hello Paddington!
Replies: 152
Views: 22530

Re: More good news - hello Paddington!

How lovely to have your boys escort you up the path! So pleased Paddington is doing well, what a trooper x
by greenkitty
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: More good news - hello Paddington!
Replies: 152
Views: 22530

Re: More good news - hello Paddington!

That's great news, I think it often takes a fright for them to appreciate us! Hoping he continues to be stable, fusses to Padders and then gang x
by greenkitty
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 5578

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

I've just started down this road with one of mine who is just 5, keeping everything crossed for Pudding x
by greenkitty
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Happy house cats battling in garden
Replies: 32
Views: 5697

Re: Happy house cats battling in garden

Feels amazing when you finally have a breakthrough doesn't it?! I hope they continue to head in the right direction x
by greenkitty
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Window screens
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: Window screens

Flat Cats do a standard size screen or made to measure which are attached with a very strong Velcro, I've been using them for a few years now and wouldn't be without them now.
by greenkitty
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: liver tumour ? cancer ? need a good oncologist in London
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: liver tumour ? cancer ? need a good oncologist in London

If you can get to Guildford Noel Fitzpatrick has a newly opened oncology practice near the Royal Surrey Hospital. Although it wasn't open at the time, I received excellent care from Laurent at the practice when my cat was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.
by greenkitty
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has anyone had a cat that's had a stroke?
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Has anyone had a cat that's had a stroke?

Sorry to hear about dear old Paddington, keeping everything crossed for him. Fusses from me xx
by greenkitty
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to get very unwell cat to eat ? Help please ? x
Replies: 32
Views: 5149

Re: How to get very unwell cat to eat ? Help please ? x

One more thing try hand feeding her, put it on your fingers and let her lick it or smear it on her lips or paws, sometimes this helps!
by greenkitty
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to get very unwell cat to eat ? Help please ? x
Replies: 32
Views: 5149

Re: How to get very unwell cat to eat ? Help please ? x

Should also add pilchards in tomato sauce is worth trying x