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by MarkB
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Thryoid problem and teeth problem in our 21 year old cat
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: Thryoid problem and teeth problem in our 21 year old cat

I agree with Kay re dosing. They normally recommend retesting after 6 weeks anyway so the dose can be adjusted if necessary. You vet may not be aware, but they started making a 1.25mg Felimazole tablet recently. Prior to that, only 2.5mg & 5mg were available (+ 20mg for dogs) although the 2.5mg can ...
by MarkB
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Water Flavouring Idea! Please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Water Flavouring Idea! Please help!

Hi John, You could try a water fountain. They really do encourage most cats to drink more. There is something about flowing water that they like. I'm not aware of anything you can flavour water with. Also cats prefer their water to be in a different place to their food. I remember reading once that ...
by MarkB
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7313

Re: Boris is having a scan

Great news Cathy. Better than you have have ever hoped for :)
by MarkB
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

The smell of Fibre Response reminds me of Bovril crisps :D Great that she likes it. So many prescription foods are unpalatable. I think it takes around 24hrs to go through Laz's system. The reson I know that is because if he seems to be backed up, I cut out the high-fibre food until the laxative has...
by MarkB
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: This has absolutely nothing to do with cats.......
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: This has absolutely nothing to do with cats.......

I just googled Earwigs and realise how lucky we are that ours are only 1/2" long - I saw some photos of earwigs that are about a foot long!!!! :o
by MarkB
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tig & His Epilepsy Meds
Replies: 15
Views: 2326

Re: Tig & His Epilepsy Meds

Fingers crossed here, but it sounds promising. :)
by MarkB
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

I don't know how much Fibre Response Laz eats, but a 2kg bag lasts 2 - 3 months - so only a tiny amount, but enough to bulk his poo and help him go. I can't imagine what his poos would be like if he ate nothing else :) I had forgotten about the rotating teeth comb. I will have to dig our one out. I ...
by MarkB
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: This has absolutely nothing to do with cats.......
Replies: 8
Views: 1909

Re: This has absolutely nothing to do with cats.......

Blimey - and I have been complaining about my problems with earwigs and moths :)

I spent this morning cleaning window frames etc so I can spray Dethlac everywhere (that cats don't have access too!!! ) :)
by MarkB
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

It was the thing for stripping out fur that was recommended on here that I had in mind. Laz tolerates it for a while, but not ideal. I am forever slipping out matts and he sometimes looks a sorry state - but is the least stressful way for both of us :) I wonder if a groomer could do a 'short back & ...
by MarkB
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Glad that I am not the only one that has developed an obsession with cat poo :) Carol, I know you say that Fluffy hates brushing, but have you tried anything like shedding tool? - they claim that if you thin the coat out, it can reduce shedding by up to 80% (no idea where they got their numbers :) )...
by MarkB
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Laz also finally went this morning and is all the better for it :)

Funny that so many of our cats had it at the same time :roll:

I think long hair makes the difference and I am convinced Laz's Megacolon was caused by long term ingesting fur/no brushing and no help when he got sick.
by MarkB
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Hi Carol, My vet prescribed Peridale for Laz when he was first diagnosed, but his poos were like rubber bullets with it. It sort of worked but the poos were coming out of him in random places. Apparently fibre response has other things apart from Psyllium in. Although it bulks the poos, they seem mo...
by MarkB
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

I think it can still cause a bit gurgling in the gut. I can send you a bit of Fibre Response to see if Fluffy will eat it. It seems very palatable. The main reason I didn't want Laz to eat it as his only dry was due to the phosphorus content (1%) when I though he had CRD, but found that a small amou...
by MarkB
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

I think laxatives can cause discomfort but not as bad as the pain of being backed up. Osmotic laxatives like lactulose and Miralax are gentler than other harsh laxatives though. One of the VN's next door said the practice owner, used to have an elderly cat with constipation and gave him a whole Seno...
by MarkB
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Great news Carol :) - I know how it can make a world of difference :) - I have a constipated boy lying next to me right now. He is off his food. I gave him some Miralax in his breakfast, so will probably have a 'movement' overnight. If it is likely to be ongoing, I can highly recommend RC Fibre Resp...
by MarkB
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Peaches hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 8366

Re: Peaches hurt

Poor girl :(

At least it sounds like no major damage and she is back home with her mum & dad. Poor baby.
by MarkB
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 11511

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Poor Fluffy :( I can't think of anything short term that will make her poo as an enema is out of the question. I know when Laz gets backed up it makes his legs wobbly and he even starts tapping a back leg on the ground (like thumper in Bambi :) ) and goes off food. I think all you can do is wait unt...
by MarkB
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cats and TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

Re: cats and TB

As expected, the tabloid rags are having a field day, with the Daily Tory being the worst, followed by The Sun. :evil:
by MarkB
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Milk?
Replies: 10
Views: 2266

Re: Milk?

My Laz isn't allergic and he has a small bowl of regular milk every day. I think full-fat is more natural and it is the only kind he will drink anyway. We always buy organic milk.
by MarkB
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches

They are very clever. By altering pack sizes over time, they have managed to make a full multipack out of 2/3rds of a can :) They do have their uses though :) Might be worth doing a one-off Asda delivery shop (unless you can't bear the thought of an Asda lorry turning up rather than Ocado :) ) They ...
by MarkB
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches

I think I will have to go back for the meat ones. Well worth stocking up while they are £1 for 6 :) They would have been perfect for Alice. She loved Gourmet Perle but not Sheba. She rarely ate more than about 1/3rd of a regular pouch. It seems Morrisons only have the fish variety, but at full price...
by MarkB
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches

No doubt Purina's version of the Sheba mini pouches 6 x 50g pouches for £1.99 which is ridiculous, but I got some in Asda for £1 a box. Ideal size for elderly cats with a small appetite or in the summer when you don't want wet food hanging around - also for fatties like my Kylie :) - She was very im...
by MarkB
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats on medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

Re: Cats on medication

Thanks Sarah & Carol. Kylie doesn't get much of a look in so about time I posted one of her - even if it is an old pic :)

I thought I would remember our lovely girl Alice in the avatar ;)
by MarkB
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Asda is the place to shop for cat food this week
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Re: Asda is the place to shop for cat food this week

Amazon also have most AGAIL and all gourmet perle on offer - 4 boxes fro £12 with free delivery. The only snag is you have to have 4 of the same. My sister stocked up for my mum, whose cat will only eat the standard Gourmet Perle pouches :)
by MarkB
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Importance Of Safety Collars
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: Importance Of Safety Collars

Two weeks ago one of our local vets reported a cat found hanging in a tree by its collar :(

Mine don't (can't) get further than the garden so don't wear collars thankfully (I hate them anyway)
by MarkB
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats on medication
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

Re: Cats on medication

Alice has eased my workload although I would happily do it all again. At the moment I just have Laz's DDAVP nose drops twice a day and Felimazole twice a day + his special food. I have run out of the 1.25mg Felimazole so back to cutting the 2.5mg ones in half - which I have to do at night when the h...
by MarkB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Cat Related)
Topic: Stop puppy and kitten lab experiments
Replies: 3
Views: 4388

Re: Stop puppy and kitten lab experiments

They should line these so-called scientists up and give them a shot of M99!!!! :evil:


Signed!
by MarkB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat just been neutered, lump now found?
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: Cat just been neutered, lump now found?

Definitely worth getting it checked out. I had one a few years ago. They don't hurt, but the consultant said they can get worse and there is a risk of strangulation if they are bad. I had mesh put in. Not sure what they do for cats. I remember when I was little, one of my friends had a puppy with a ...
by MarkB
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Asda is the place to shop for cat food this week
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Asda is the place to shop for cat food this week

Desley already posted on the old forum that Whiskas and regular Felix are both 2 boxes for £5. I just had a look on Mysupermarket - AGAIL(+Sensations/marinades) and Gourmet Perle are all £3 a box :) :D

No idea when the offers end.
by MarkB
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Morrisons carpet freshener DANGER !
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: Morrisons carpet freshener DANGER !

All those 'shake & vac' type products have tons of nasties in them. Even the perfume is usually limonene & linalool which are both irritants. I haven't tried it, but apparently Bicarb is the best thing for freshening a carpet. You can buy a big 1lb box of Arm & Hammer bicarb in Poundland (it says ba...