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by MarkB
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?
Replies: 36
Views: 9172

Re: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?

Thanks for that. My biggest issue with Whiskas supermeat is that the cans have been difficult to clean out for recycling, since they started adding cereals a few years back- it seems to cling to the edges of the can. Not the end of the world, I know :) - what I would like to do is stop feeding the s...
by MarkB
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?
Replies: 36
Views: 9172

Big tins of Supermeat getting harder to find?

It seems very few places are selling it now. Our local Tesco extra has stopped selling the Whiskas one, as well as their own brand. PAH don't seem to have own brand on sale either. It isn't that the cats like it, but I want it the seagulls I feed (long story) They eat the jelly one, but just pick ou...
by MarkB
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gift tin with 5 packs of Dreamies inside. £4 in Tesco
Replies: 11
Views: 3081

Re: Gift tin with 5 packs of Dreamies inside. £4 in Tesco

I always check cat food prices on Mysupermarket before I go shopping, as I know stores don't always put the signage up. In our Tesco (an Extra) the gift tins were on the end of the cat food aisle, miles away from the Dreamies display. Ihad t go searching through a loaded trolley to put the loose pac...
by MarkB
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: Success!

I bought a 2kg bag of More from Pets Corner earlier this year. None of the cats would touch it, including cats that come in the garden to feed. I ended up putting it out for the birds. It is a higher meat content than Purina One sensitive, but very similar - ie, contains Maize and rice. I have tried...
by MarkB
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gift tin with 5 packs of Dreamies inside. £4 in Tesco
Replies: 11
Views: 3081

Gift tin with 5 packs of Dreamies inside. £4 in Tesco

I'm sure they won't last until xmas, but hey :D

I was going to buy 2 packs for £2, so it was a no-brainer really. http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/ ... =294238344
by MarkB
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dry food
Replies: 6
Views: 2319

Re: Dry food

I also feed a mix of wet and dry. I avoid things like Whiskas Dry/GoCat and supermarket own brand basic dry food as they are full of cereals, with very low meat content. I have also tried various foods with a very high meat content, but with little success - they seem to prefer the mid-range stuff. ...
by MarkB
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Buying cat food in bulk...
Replies: 11
Views: 3408

Re: Buying cat food in bulk...

Anoter good one is B&M stores. They sell main brands. Their standard prices are as good as - and usually better than supermarket deals. They don't sell the full ranges, but still a decent selction. Felix and Whiskas are 2 boxes for £5 As Good as it Looks (inc doubly delicious) are 3 boxes for £9 - n...
by MarkB
Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: RIP GRANY and thank you all.
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: RIP GRANY and thank you all.

So sorry Emma. We can only do our best for them - sadly, sometimes that means sparing them suffering. RIP little one.
by MarkB
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Purina One £10 for 3kg at Pets at Home
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: Purina One £10 for 3kg at Pets at Home

We love bargains :)

Will try to get down there. I also got my vouchers yesterday. Just got back from Tesco, where Purina One is also £10 at the moment. Not sure when it ends, as it was £10 last week too - I had a £13 off £80 shop, so :D
by MarkB
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?
Replies: 14
Views: 6084

Re: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?

I appreciate that vet treatment costs, but it seems a hell of a lot. If it was £500 or so, although a lot, I could appreciate that they are using expensive equipment etc, but £2000 :shock: A friend of Dennis recently adopted a rescue cat and has been quoted £450 for a dental - just a clean - no extr...
by MarkB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: IMPORTANT: Product recall Armitage Flea Drops for Cats
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: Armitage Flea Drops for Cats

I looked again tonight. They had deleted my post and a couple of other post after mine - however, they have now posted the recall. There are also a few new posted that they haven't deleted yet. One of them if from a woman that said she had applied the product to her 17 year old cat, before seeing th...
by MarkB
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: IMPORTANT: Product recall Armitage Flea Drops for Cats
Replies: 6
Views: 3393

Re: Armitage Flea Drops for Cats

Thanks Brigid. I was amazed to see that Armitage haven't posted the recall on their own Facebook page - I have done it for them!!! - although guest posts appear very small, so barely visible. Also posted on Purrs forum. I never use 'Pet shop brands' like Armitage and Bob Martn, but I know plenty of ...
by MarkB
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What a difference 5 years makes!
Replies: 9
Views: 2425

Re: What a difference 5 years makes!

Middle age spread - something I am familiar with! (coming from someone that used to be as thin as a rake and went from 27 to 34" waist over the years :lol:

Whatever, she looks gorgeous as she is :D
by MarkB
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hot water bottle?
Replies: 18
Views: 5818

Re: Hot water bottle?

She did used to allow it, but sadly we lost her almost 3 years ago now :cry: - She was a lovely cat.
by MarkB
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hot water bottle?
Replies: 18
Views: 5818

Re: Hot water bottle?

Re the heat reflective pads - you can get cheap ones in places like B&M, for about £8, but I found that some cats don't like them as they 'crinkle' - they do the job though. The original branded Flectabeds are the best though. They are nicely padded and seemingly indestructible. I bought ours about ...
by MarkB
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Spaying
Replies: 23
Views: 5891

Re: Spaying

Apart from keeping an eye due to them being a bit wobbly from the anaesthetic, most cats don't really need any special care. Ingrid was flying around the house by the same evening when she was spayed last year :D - she wouldn't touch the pouch of RC sensitive stomach the vet gave me, so I let her ha...
by MarkB
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bonded pair adopted by my niece
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Bonded pair adopted by my niece

I like it when rescues insist on bonded cats, related or otherwise, going together. I hate it when people want to take just one. I know that lots of people would have asked for the grey (not sure which is which yet). I remember about 6 years ago. It was just coming up to xmas and Sharon at CP had an...
by MarkB
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

If only! :lol: For a bright cat, she is very dim catflap-wise :roll: PS - Kasper seems to have it worked out now. He has managed to get in 3 or 4 times. I suppose 2 out of 3 aint bad in a matter of hours :lol: - Who know, when Ingrid wants to go out in the early hours, she may work it out. Given tha...
by MarkB
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bonded pair adopted by my niece
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Bonded pair adopted by my niece

Bonded pair adopted by my niece, Amy, from Poorly Paws rescue in Southend - Angel and Twinkle, now called Pixie & Poilo https://www.facebook.com/Poorlypaws/ Click on photos after they open to enlarge They seem to be settling in OK :) - Some may remember Amy lost her last cat to an RTA last year :( h...
by MarkB
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

The problem I'm having is that although I registered all 3, it doesn't seem to be picking up on Kasper coming in. He is the only one so far that just barged his way out through the door. I am wondering if his chip is too low down? (Ria, I know Sarah said you had that problem) Ingrid was out earlier ...
by MarkB
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3471

Re: Is it the end of the journey

Sorry, it is hard, but I can't think of a better way of putting it than Ruth already has.
by MarkB
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

It is funny to see - I was amazed at how quickly he worked it out.

It arrived a while ago, but will do it in the morning when there is (hopefully) more light.
by MarkB
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

Well hopefully it will arrive today, which is estimated (unlike the 2 day guaranteed delivery they stated when I ordered on the 9th) My first and last time ordering from Monster Pet.
by MarkB
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

Thanks Alan. I guess all I an do is try. Another thing we probably need to work out, is for the longest time we hadthe manual flap locked to 'in only' within a day of moving in. Kasper worked out how to open it from the inside. A couple of months on when we decided to give Ingrid free access, he had...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Re: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

Thanks Alan & Ruth, My reasoning behind Ingrid possibly taking to it - and I could be wrong, but I am assuming that once the latches retract, there is little or no resistance. Although very agile, I think she lacks strength. she is only 2.8kg. She probably could push the regular flap, but doesn't tr...
by MarkB
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)
Replies: 20
Views: 3761

Does anyone have a Sureflap pet door? (The large one)

We have been thinking about getting one for ages and decided to bite the bullet, unless there is an issue with them. Due to Dom's size (7.4kg) it is pointless getting the standard one. Also, I think it will be easier to train Ingrid to use a microchip flap. I can't get her to use the regular door - ...
by MarkB
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent Sloppy Stools
Replies: 33
Views: 6808

Re: Frequent Sloppy Stools

Yes - Kylie semi-tolerated AGAIL/Doubly delicious. She was allowed it. She only developed her gut problems in her last couple of years. I suppse different cats have different triggers, but the wheat/wheat gluten ones seem to be the most common. I also tried Kylie with Classic. She loved it for a whi...
by MarkB
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Frequent Sloppy Stools
Replies: 33
Views: 6808

Re: Frequent Sloppy Stools

Kylie used to love Gourmet Perle, especially the beef one, but it was another trigger food unfortunately. I think it (like most foods in gravy) contains wheat gluten. The only gravy food I was ever able to find that is totally wheat/gluten-free is supermarket own brand. You can tell they are made by...
by MarkB
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 48056

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Ha Ha -normally they are only to glad to get back in the carrier! Glad it went OK (ish) anyway. Might be worth asking, but I don't know if you saw Ingrid's thread recently,when she had an anal Polyp, but the vet said they could do direct payment as it was Petplan. I didn't question it, so said that ...
by MarkB
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So guys, I was diagnosed with eye pressure of 28 I'm terrified I'm going to go blind
Replies: 15
Views: 3779

Re: So guys, I was diagnosed with eye pressure of 28 I'm terrified I'm going to go blind

Sorry It's not much to go on, but I have high pressure (I can't remember the numbers) in both eyes and have regular check ups at the eye hospital. (the high pressure was initially flagged when I was having a routine eye test in Tesco, a supermarket chain!) What I do remember is that they said the re...