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by Lallum
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: OVERWEIGHT CATS
Replies: 10
Views: 1523

Re: OVERWEIGHT CATS

I have a chubster. He gets a reduced calorie sachet of wet food breakfast and supper time and 4 grams of dried food for lunch and tea. He has gradually lost half a kilo over two years. I have to watch him though because I discovered he was waiting until I left the kitchen before pushing one of his s...
by Lallum
Tue May 03, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Matted fur
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Matted fur

Midnight started to suffer with tats. I would brush him and he would groom himself but still there were tats. I mentioned it to the vet and she discovered he had a problem with his mouth which made grooming in certain positions painful and hence he wasn't doing it . The broken tooth was removed and ...
by Lallum
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat keep bringing in Rats dead and alive.
Replies: 14
Views: 11797

Re: My cat keep bringing in Rats dead and alive.

I also have a rat killer. I decided against a cat flap so I could vet what got brought in. She caught a rat on Saturday night. It was left on the front door step which didn't impress our dinner guests as they left. The problem I have with Magic fighting rats is that she has occasionally sustained bi...
by Lallum
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat just ate...
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Cat just ate...

They are tinkers. Lola (my recently adopted cat) ate the loops off my Ugg boots. Not happy with that, she went into my dressing room, found the new pair I had not worn and had bought in a sale for next winter, and ate the loops off them too. I rang Ugg in Australia. Apparently dogs like eating the b...
by Lallum
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with waking up very early every day
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Help with waking up very early every day

I'm still getting sleep but he's very opposed to going in the crate. He gets 4g of Prescription cat food at 7pm and a sachet of prescription food at 12. He was still up for play and food at 5am. If he was fed at 5am he slept through until lunchtime! I would like the 8 hours of sleep from midnight to...
by Lallum
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with waking up very early every day
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Help with waking up very early every day

I've had this for over 5 years. Midnight tears the carpet up. He wants food and playtime. It's driven me mad especially as he wakes the other two cats and they join in. I have tried locking him out of the bedroom but he scratches the door and howls. It has been making me I'll and I've tried everythi...
by Lallum
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutered female cat calling, mating and spraying indoors near baby - desperate for help.
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Neutered female cat calling, mating and spraying indoors near baby - desperate for help.

Midnight is a male neutered cat. He was displaying signs of maleness. He was howling and calling back to a female cat and spraying. He also took to dragging various furry objects around and then mating with them. He even tried it on with my dressing gown whilst I was wearing it. The vet did a blood ...
by Lallum
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chewing
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Chewing

I have recently adopted a cat which was going to be put down. She's 3 years old and very healthy. She's a beautiful marmalade and very much a house/ lap cat. Her previous owner said she was a devil cat but I've seen no evidence of bad behaviour until last night. What I had seen was that, unlike any ...
by Lallum
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lack of vet advice .... perhaps someone here can help?
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: Lack of vet advice .... perhaps someone here can help?

I had a similar problem with Magic. I was told initially that she probably was having a reaction to fleas. We fumigated the house, washed everything, Hoover mattresses but her skin problem continued. I went to another vet's practice where there was a vet who specialised in cats. She did a blood test...
by Lallum
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed, Cat refuses to use litter tray (for poos), hates men and might have a mental condition
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Re: Advice needed, Cat refuses to use litter tray (for poos), hates men and might have a mental condition

I'm sure other people will have good advice for you. Having read your posting, my first thought is try a second litter tray. My cat (Midnight) will not wee and poo in the same tray. He was pooing behind my curtains, on the bath mat and behind the tv. I got him a second tray and he has changed. The t...
by Lallum
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??
Replies: 18
Views: 15262

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

Midnight does this. My current regime is to feed him at 12 (midnight!) then he sleeps on my bed. He wakes up around 5am and starts scratching the bedroom carpet. I get up, put him out of the bedroom, build an obstacle course of fleece blankets and books plus old ornaments, close the bedroom door, an...
by Lallum
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Inter-cat aggression, help needed ASAP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: Inter-cat aggression, help needed ASAP!

It's a problem. I have two cats from the same litter and they've never got on but have lived in the same house by agreeing to avoid each other. 4 weeks ago my daughter rescued a long cat who was going to be put down. This has caused mayhem. Although there was a phased introduction, it hasn't worked....
by Lallum
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blocked Urethra / proposed PU
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: Blocked Urethra / proposed PU

Hi! Midnight had the surgery in January 2015. He had been very seriously ill and I had struggled to come to terms with what was happening. I was totally heart broken. On the day of the operation I cried buckets and felt it was the end. He came out of surgery and apart from 2 minor relapses, he has n...
by Lallum
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: New cat

Thanks for the links. Lola is still sitting in the window behind the curtains. I have given her some food and she has nibbled. She managed to get out of the living room and met Midnight. She shrieked and ran back to the window. My daughter has been stroking her and talking to her without any problem...
by Lallum
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

New cat

I have two cats (Magic and Midnight). They are from the same litter and 8 years old. They have never got on with each other but share a home by avoiding each other. A friend is moving and can't take her cat (Lola) with her so I have agreed to a short term attempt to see if Lola can fit in with my gu...
by Lallum
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Unhappy cat
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Unhappy cat

My cats go out each evening and return around 11pm for supper and bed. Last night I opened the front door to get them in and only 1 came in. Magic wasn't there. I looked and saw she was sitting on the fence between my garden and my neighbours garden. She was staring over my garden and seemed agitate...
by Lallum
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: humping my arm
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: humping my arm

My male cat will try mating with anything. He likes my dressing gown especially if I'm wearing it. Nothing is safe. He was smitten with my daughters Ugg boots. Twins! My mother one day commented, after he had performed in front the the tv, that he should get out more. He still has a goodnight attack...
by Lallum
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shelby the Wailing Ragdoll
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Shelby the Wailing Ragdoll

I am being driven mad by my male cat. Midnight woke me 6 times last night. At 1.30am he started a fight with his sister who was trying to climb onto the bed but he was in residence. This isn't usually a problem but he has recently taken to thinking my bed is his bed. I fed him at 2.30am after he sta...
by Lallum
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding 2 cats different foods/habits - Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Feeding 2 cats different foods/habits - Advice needed!

Sorry I should have said they are housed next to each other when they go to cattery. They don't exercise together as they fight.
by Lallum
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feeding 2 cats different foods/habits - Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Feeding 2 cats different foods/habits - Advice needed!

My two cats do not get on. They fight or tolerate each other but there's no friendship. When they go into catteries I have always asked for them to be houses separately. If you have that option then it wouldn't matter that one eats the others food. It's slightly more expensive but the one not on the...
by Lallum
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: kitten nearly 17 weeks old
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Re: kitten nearly 17 weeks old

When Midnight was a youngster, he decided one night he was frightened of my handbag. He started to give it funny looks, stalked it, growl then attacked it. He managed to get caught up in the strap and ran around the house in terror as, I assume, he thought it was chasing him. He peed himself and poo...
by Lallum
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How much faith do you put into Cat help videos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: How much faith do you put into Cat help videos?

I have only seen this when I'm in the USA. I like it. I've seen quite a few episodes and although some of the advice is very obvious, I love seeing the improvement in the relationship between cat and owner. I think there are cat owners out there who get into bad situations with apparently aggressive...
by Lallum
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best diet for bladder stones?
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Best diet for bladder stones?

My lovely Midnight didn't have stones but he did have severe cystitis. He had surgery and is functionally female. He has been on cd since January (when he was so ill). I give him 2 packets (1 for breakfast and 1 at supper time). He also gets 8 grams of the dry cd at lunch and teatime. He has lost a ...
by Lallum
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ferals!
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Ferals!

I'm in Alnwick, Northumberland. The vet suggested if I could catch them then the PDSA could give me a voucher towards the cost of neutering. I'm not too bothered and would probably pay myself. I'm more concerned about possible inter breeding in a family group which could have unpleasant consequences...
by Lallum
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ferals!
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Ferals!

About 6 weeks ago I noticed 4 cats coming into my garden. 2 tabbies (I think Mum and son as they have similar fat tails), a white cat (male) and a completely black cat (male). 3 of them are young. I guess about 3 months. The kittens are unneutered males. None of them have collars and they are thin. ...
by Lallum
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - NEVER ENDING WORRYINGPROBLEM - WHAT NOW ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5749

Re: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - NEVER ENDING WORRYINGPROBLEM - WHAT N

I am so pleased Barney seems better. I picked up on the cat litter thing. I still check every morning to see if it's been used. If it's not, I keep checking visually until there's signs. Before all this happened, Midnight used to pee in the litter tray whilst I was in the bathroom in the morning. Si...
by Lallum
Sat May 30, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - NEVER ENDING WORRYINGPROBLEM - WHAT NOW ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5749

Re: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - NEVER ENDING WORRYINGPROBLEM - WHAT N

Oh I feel for you. Midnight has had cystitis and it was put down to stress after two visits from the plumber. I agreed to have his penis removed after scans, Xrays, blood tests, urine tests all revealed nothing. None of the meds worked for him after the first bout. Before the op I was told it may no...
by Lallum
Fri May 22, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat has cystitis but wont eat wet food
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: cat has cystitis but wont eat wet food

My cat (Midnight) had very bad cystitis earlier this year. He doesn't seem to drink much although he eats 2 packs of Hills Prescription cd and 16g of Hills prescription cd dry food each day. I have a small syringe which I use to shoot 2 lots of water into his mouth each day. He is used to it and I d...
by Lallum
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bald patch on cat
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Re: Bald patch on cat

Magic had the same thing. The injections mentioned earlier did work but not for long. About every 2 weeks she had to go back for more. I was initially told it was fleas but having cleaned the house until it squeaked, and closely examined two cats. not one flea was found. The vet suggested a hypoalle...
by Lallum
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER BOUT OF CYSTITIS FOR BARNEY SO WORRIED
Replies: 40
Views: 5636

Re: LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER BOUT OF CYSTITIS FOR BARNEY SO WORRIE

Sorry to hear it's happened again. When Midnight was very ill with cystitis I was terrified that this would be the end. Yes he's had radical surgery but he's done extremely well. He's fur still hasn't grown back so he looks a bit silly from behind. What type of food does he eat? The vet thought Midn...