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by lilynmitz
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7556

Re: Boris is having a scan

Marmalade - Boris and H are Catchat celebrities!
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fighting after house move
Replies: 7
Views: 2603

Re: Fighting after house move

Cats are funny creatures aren't they. It's amazing how they've teamed up again against a common foe. My two would never snuggle up together except when in boarding kennels, when they seemed to find comfort from each other's company when the chips were down. I hope your two are soon back to their old...
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very nervous cat!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Very nervous cat!!

I'd be inclined to keep them both in for a while longer. It won't do Leo any harm, and will avoid the risk of accidental escapes. You need to be really confident that Tiggy is quite settled before you do this, and make sure you give her carefully escorted walks for the first week or two before you l...
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lump under right arm/leg
Replies: 22
Views: 6616

Re: Lump under right arm/leg

I went through this with Lily a few weeks ago (she's 16 and generally quite frail). She'd had a lump one of her mammary glands for a while, which one vet wasn't too worried about as she said it might be a fatty lump, and given Lily's medical history I was reluctant to put her through more surgery. B...
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Lethargy after vaccination
Replies: 9
Views: 4071

Re: Lethargy after vaccination

I remember Mitz was very sluggish for a few days after his vaccination, which worried me to death, but he soon recovered.
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness
Replies: 57
Views: 7943

Re: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness

I'm so pleased they're taking this seriously at last. I do hope they come back with some positive news.
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Peaches hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 8756

Re: Peaches hurt

It's very special when that bond of trust shows itself in spite of their earlier instincts. You've done a wonderful job with Peaches, and her life is all the richer for it.
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7556

Re: Boris is having a scan

Cathy, I was all over the place with worry before Lily's last op - like you, mainly worried about the anaesthetic on a 16 yr old frail cat. But the vet checked her bloods, kept her on a drip for hours before, and overnight after, and she was fine. I think anaesthetics are much better than they used ...
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Peaches hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 8756

Re: Peaches hurt

Oh poor little Peaches. Thank heaven she got home to you, and wasn't more seriously hurt. This happened to Mo twice, but each time it just left him stiff, bruised and concussed, and he soon recovered after a rest and some pain relief. Hope Peaches is back to her old self soon.
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very nervous cat!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Very nervous cat!!

No, she's still got a long way to go before letting her out. Definitely keep her in for at least another 2-3 weeks, and even then review it and keep her in a bit longer if necessary. You need to know she feels completely safe in the house, and established relationships with you and your other puss, ...
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Boris is having a scan
Replies: 49
Views: 7556

Re: Boris is having a scan

Another step forward - pleased to hear Boris is enjoying the sun and that you're getting some food into him, but it must be such a worry for you. Good luck for Thursday, hope all goes well and it gives a helpful outcome.
by lilynmitz
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness
Replies: 57
Views: 7943

Re: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness

I would definitely get her back to the vet and ask for blood tests. Unfortunately cats tend to present with these sort of symptoms for any number of medical conditions, which makes it very difficult for vets to get a firm diagnosis sometimes. But she clearly isn't getting any better - you should hav...
by lilynmitz
Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Nee kitten. is it indoor or outdoor cat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: Nee kitten. is it indoor or outdoor cat?

I've been lucky in that my last two cats are self-imposed indoor cats - Lily has very little interest in going out, and Mitz, who was blind, would only stay out for short periods in our cat-safe garden, so as HunnyBunny says, it helped my blood pressure no end. But for more "normal" cats, I do feel ...
by lilynmitz
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very nervous cat!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Very nervous cat!!

I agree with the others, this poor lass has been through an awful lot, and is very confused and frightened. If she has found somewhere in your house that helps her feel safe, don't block it off, as you'll only stress her more. Let her do things at her own pace - she needs time to learn that you are ...
by lilynmitz
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cats and TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: cats and TB

Like the rest of you, my heart just sank when I saw this hit the news, and I was completely unsurprised to see it on the front page of the Daily Mail this morning. That paper really is a panic-mongering rag. Interestingly, one of the other tabloids ran a front page article about Dogs and TB today as...
by lilynmitz
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten covered in cradle cap
Replies: 23
Views: 7568

Re: Kitten covered in cradle cap

Given his age, and very poor start in life, he definitely needs to see a vet as soon as possible. Kittens this young are very fragile and can crash very suddenly, and he needs all the help he can get after such an awful start. Please, please get him to a vet asap.
by lilynmitz
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Seperation Anxiety
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Seperation Anxiety

Hi, and welcome to Catchat. As it's been a long time since you lost your ladypuss, I suspect your lad has adjusted to this by now. However, I think you're right that he's not coping with sharing his territory with so many other cats. Can they get into the house? I can understand why he would find th...
by lilynmitz
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Brother Deceased
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: Brother Deceased

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sure his brother will get over it, but it will take a while, and giving him extra attention but keeping his routines the same will help. If other cats in the area have been dying under similar circumstances, I hate to say it but it may be that someone delibe...
by lilynmitz
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Roughly how much do you think it costs to 'keep' a cat ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3221

Re: Roughly how much do you think it costs to 'keep' a cat .

One small cat - Food about £25 (I did say she was small), Drugs (fortekor, vidalta, istin, ipakitine and metacam) about £70 per month, Litter £44 (she will only poop in the best), No insurance (no one would touch her!), Total around £140 per month, YIKES!! This is excluding vet bills (Probably aroun...
by lilynmitz
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter tray issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2696

Re: Litter tray issues

I know many cats who, despite having 24 hour outdoor access, will always use an indoor tray. Cats will only toilet where they feel safe, and the fact that one of your cats prefers to use the tray indoors suggests that there is something outside that worries them, which you can't control. The kindest...