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by greenkitty
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:33 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

Having had a chronic cat flu carrier until recently I've been through this countless times... In my experience it can be 7-10 days before they start eating properly but you've got to keep trying. Get a 20ml syringe from the vet and put the watered down recovery food in there and syringe it into her,...
by greenkitty
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??
Replies: 18
Views: 10544

Re: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??

I've got a door scratcher too and at night I have one of those travel baby gates across my bedroom door, it's mesh so she can't at the door and it works a treat! I'm a light sleeper and with 3 cats messing around I'd never get any sleep if I let them in!
by greenkitty
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible epilepsy?
Replies: 21
Views: 4669

Re: Possible epilepsy?

That is great news, Tig was on the liquid Epiphen for the same reason, as his started as a tiny kitten he need tiny amounts of it but it gives the flexibility to go up or down by 0.01ml. It can sometimes be difficult got get hold of so make sure you never get too low before reordering it.
by greenkitty
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible epilepsy?
Replies: 21
Views: 4669

Re: Possible epilepsy?

My Tig was born with epilepsy and had it when I adopted him at 7 months old. The vets think he suffered some brain damage during birth and also had a hernia and an undescended testicle which were also causing him pain. He had a little op to correct both of these and some fiddling around with his Epi...
by greenkitty
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeling depressed over my cats behaviour and need help
Replies: 16
Views: 3611

Re: Feeling depressed over my cats behaviour and need help

Might be an idea to consult a feline behaviourist, he's obviously got some deeply ingrained issues which need expert advice.
by greenkitty
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Throat cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: Throat cancer

Just another thought, maybe something like tonsillitis?
by greenkitty
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Throat cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 1841

Re: Throat cancer

Could they be polyps? I know you can get them in the ears and nose, I think you can also get them in the nasopharynx which isn't far from the throat....
by greenkitty
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat and silicone
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Re: cat and silicone

I think you should take her to the vet, Pica (a condition where cats eat plastic type substances) can be (but not always) a sign of an underlying health condition and should always be checked out.
by greenkitty
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shy
Replies: 11
Views: 3272

Re: Shy

Don't forget you're not seeing him at his best, despite the best efforts of the rescue he's obviously finding life in there very stressful and who knows what will happen when he's in a home of his own... Good on you for considering giving this lad a chance :-)
by greenkitty
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Upper respiratory tract infection
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Upper respiratory tract infection

Have you tried warming his food? A few seconds in the microwave or add some warm water, it helps release the smell. Have you tried anything like pilchards or other smelly fish? It sounds like he's heading in the right direction, sleeping is good, he's probably been feeling lousy so plenty of rest is...
by greenkitty
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: More good news - hello Paddington!
Replies: 152
Views: 22531

Re: More good news - hello Paddington!

They have to learn a bit of tough love will soon have him sorted. Glad to hear he's settling well :)
by greenkitty
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Christmas Mog
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Christmas Mog

I'm pretty sure this was based on a day in the life of my Tig :D
by greenkitty
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Halloween Horrors
Replies: 12
Views: 1858

Re: Halloween Horrors

Pip is quite anxious too, someone rang the doorbell earlier which sent her scrambling to get upstairs, there's a bit of noise from the road which is making her twitchy and on edge. It doesn't go on too late so hopefully not much longer to go.
by greenkitty
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A bit of good news for a change!
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: A bit of good news for a change!

Don't know what you miss till it's gone!

Great news for tubby madam ☺️
by greenkitty
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: More good news - hello Paddington!
Replies: 152
Views: 22531

Re: More good news - hello Paddington!

When it feels right, it feels right, good on you ☺️

Looking forward to hearing how Paddington gets on, he's a very handsome chap, fusses from me x
by greenkitty
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:28 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

It does sound like a fear aggression related to the garden, you may have to take the treats outside to try and reinforce its not a bad place, maybe some play too with something like Da Bird to distract her? I can't think what else it could be if there are no other animals around to upset her.
by greenkitty
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A long battle with Kylie's food and sods law.
Replies: 140
Views: 19428

Re: A long battle with Kylie's food and sods law.

That's great news Mark, I'm glad your hard work is paying off and your girl is picking up x
by greenkitty
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP
Replies: 268
Views: 35593

Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP

Oh Helen I just don't know what to say, I can't put it any better than Kay, she summed it up so perfectly. What a dreadful time you're having at the moment. Sending hugs and thoughts to you and OH x
by greenkitty
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat=Human names
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: Cat=Human names

I've had a mixture! My beloved Hector was named by the rescue and it suited so we kept it! Pip we adopted as a tiny kitten and she would squeak at us, while we were trying to decide on her name we called her Pip Squeak and Pip stuck. Noodle was called Effie which I didn't like, she was very thin hav...
by greenkitty
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP
Replies: 268
Views: 35593

Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ......

I might be tempted to try it the other way round, most of the cat introduction information says to mainly ignore the new cat when the existing mogs are around so they don't feel replaced...
by greenkitty
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP
Replies: 268
Views: 35593

Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ......

Yay!! How lovely, bet he's just pleased to be part of the family!

Fusses from me too x
by greenkitty
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Question about using litter tray - kittens
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Question about using litter tray - kittens

How many litter trays have you got? The general rule is one per cat plus one extra, so if you have just one might be worth trying a couple more.
by greenkitty
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A long battle with Kylie's food and sods law.
Replies: 140
Views: 19428

Re: A long battle with Kylie's food and sods law.

It is a real worry but I'm glad she's perked up whatever the reason and keep everything crossed that it continues. Gut problems are such a nightmare to get on top of, I hope you don't have to go down the biopsy route x
by greenkitty
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV+ Cat with possible renal failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: FIV+ Cat with possible renal failure

I'm sorry to hear about Ralph, my cat has just been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and I know renal failure is coming. At least you know what you're up against and hopefully can enjoy the time you have left. Have you tried warming his food? I know this can sometimes help. Fusses to your ha...
by greenkitty
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly Cat Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2622

Re: Elderly Cat Advice

It doesn't sound like a cat in pain but just an elderly cat slowing down, they don't eat as much when they're older and it maybe she's not physically able to jump up on the bed and sofa now, perhaps she would welcome some steps up to sofa and bed so she can still join you but doesn't have to jump. E...
by greenkitty
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best cat food?
Replies: 13
Views: 5185

Re: Best cat food?

Maybe just give him what he likes but less of it.. I could never get my cats to eat the high meat content foods which I thought they'd love, they, of course, had other ideas!
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Peculiar Acting Male
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Peculiar Acting Male

Has he been neutered?

It could be redirected aggression, he could be in pain or he could just be associating your hand with the fear of being put in his carrier and taken to the vet.
by greenkitty
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: new cat litter tray
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: new cat litter tray

I totally agree with Kay, cats are very clean animals and messing outside of a tray is normally health or behaviour related, he sounds like he's quite stressed so I'm sure in a calm house with no competition he'll settle. I would be inclined to have two trays in different locations so he can choose ...
by greenkitty
Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Short matted fur problem.
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Short matted fur problem.

I haven't used this on my own cats (no need) but I've heard from another forum that a tangle teezer brush works really well, they're quite gentle and most cats really enjoy being brushed with them. It's a human brush and I think you can buy them in places like Boots.
by greenkitty
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: nellie may have cancer but it makes no sense to me
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: nellie may have cancer but it makes no sense to me

I'd also be inclined to get a second opinion, there's so many other things it could be, I wouldn't be jumping to the skin cancer conclusion at this stage. Have they done a skin scrape to check mites, ringworm etc?

It could also be a food allergy, it might be worth trying an elimination diet with her.