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by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat is very sick.... help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Cat is very sick.... help!!!

I agree with Mollycat, time to get a second opinion from a more experienced and qualified vet. Hyperthyroidism is very rare (ie pretty much unheard of) in cats less than 10years old, so I’m surprised your vet even tested for this. Please don't just turn to the Internet, it’s not a place where qualif...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat litter tray problems
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Cat litter tray problems

Good advice from rum and Mollycat. I had a similar problem with our blind boy Mitz, who suddenly started pooping outside their trays, and never quite stopped. I suspect he inadvertently stood in a wet patch and didn’t want to repeat the experience, although he did always use the tray to pee (well, m...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Skittish cat hides in ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Skittish cat hides in ceiling

I would also work on resolving her nervousness, but that’s difficult while she’s in the ceiling. Try to engineer some time where you can interact with her. Cats feel a lot safer if they’re above their humans, (hence the ceiling and high perches) so get down to her level. Lying on the floor with them...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - garlic marinade
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Help - garlic marinade

Oh yes, my garlic loving puss also like sultana cake. She couldn’t read the health warnings. I used to have to practically fight her for the crime caramel pudding! I never ate a meal alone when this dear girl lived with me
by lilynmitz
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help - garlic marinade
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Help - garlic marinade

I had a cat who loved garlic mushrooms (in the days before social media spread the health alerts). She was fine, but keep an eye on her and do check with your vet.
by lilynmitz
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

It’s a brave and foolish person who tries this in our house! :D
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: cat treats

Hi Life do some very nice treats too, my lot love them
by lilynmitz
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: cat treats

Webbox always go down well with my lot. I used to use them for hiding pills as well. They just thought they were getting treats twice a day! :lol:
by lilynmitz
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Grieving cat.

Cats often find intense emotion of any type directed towards them difficult to handle, so may shy away if you’re overdoing it. Although strangely I’ve seen my cats respond with great compassion towards my own grief at times. These are creatures of great wisdom, whatever their outward appearance may ...
by lilynmitz
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Grieving cat.

So sorry to hear of your loss, it’s just devastating when they have to leave us. I agree with Mollycat, cats definitely do grieve, and just like us, their personality does change in the following months, both as they work through it and readjust, and as their place in the hierarchy changes. Our Elsi...
by lilynmitz
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Post Acute Pancreatitis Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Post Acute Pancreatitis Problems

I agree, I think he needs to be back with the vet. If he deteriorates tonight take him in tomorrow. He should have started to pick up by now, and what you describe doesn’t sound good to me.
by lilynmitz
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is my siamese really a siamese?
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Is my siamese really a siamese?

That’s fascinating stuff Mollycat.

But I agree, she needs to see a vet. Please don’t delay.
by lilynmitz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Relocating a litter tray
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Relocating a litter tray

When I've moved newbies from their safe room to the rest of the house, I've always moved the tray by degrees from one spot to the other (ie from upstairs to the utility room) over the course of about 3 days. Seems to work ok. I have two cats and two covered trays side by side, which worked well till...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with feeding
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Help with feeding

Have you checked with a vet? There may be a medical reason for her not eating or loss of appetite
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty Newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Kitty Newbie!

Sorry, no tips on cleaning products, but Cat’s Best litter is cheaper than World’s Best, and lasts ages as you only need to scoop the soiled bits, and wipe the soiled bit of the tray each time. I let it run down to very shallow and do a full clean out and change at that stage, usually takes c 3 weeks.
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty Newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Kitty Newbie!

I agree with some others, kittens can be HARD WORK so I've always avoided them, as a rule, but rules are there to be broken and I did home a 6 month old and 11 month old (separately) over the years. Both were nutters, they never grew up and wreaked havoc (but I loved them to distraction anyway). Wit...
by lilynmitz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Getting my Ginger Tom to come home
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Getting my Ginger Tom to come home

This really is a tough one. It sounds to me like he was prepared to share his space with one cat, but not with three, and particularly not two boistrous youngsters. All I can suggest is you could try keeping him in and making a huge fuss of him to reinforce his place in the heirarchy and to reassure...
by lilynmitz
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty Newbie!
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Kitty Newbie!

Welcome! This is a fealty friendly and helpful forum. A good start for the newbie cat slave is to read “Cat Confidential” by Vicky Hall, a great way to learn about cat psychology and behaviours, and how to both meet their needs and improve your bond with them. It’s a very easy read, don’t be put off...
by lilynmitz
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbour's cat
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Neighbour's cat

I agreee, it sounds pretty promising to me. I hope this stupid guy’s other cat has found himself the hime he deserves, and owners who deserve him, more to the point
by lilynmitz
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Stupidest cat DIY

You are officially bonkers. Welcome to the club. I have fleeces on window cills, beds and blankets all over the place, toys everywhere, steps on each side of the catflap, we built lookout posts for the cats in the garden, I colditzed the garden to keep the cats safe from the road (much to the hilari...
by lilynmitz
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cats no longer getting along
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Cats no longer getting along

Oh, dear, what a shame. But don’t panic. It sounds like your female puss is generally a bit timid by nature, so she doesn’t respond well to new pusses on her turf. The smells on the scratching post are telling her that there is an invader in her safe place (home). Cats have scent pads in their paws,...
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The UK law concerning fences, walls and gates
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: The UK law concerning fences, walls and gates

Thanks for posting this, but really sorry to hear about your experiences with your neighbour. They might be willing to change them to the type Catotum recommended, but otherwise cat-proofing the boundary from your side may be a better option. If your neighbour's are really against your cats going in...
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat licking himself raw -- better advice
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: cat licking himself raw -- better advice

What a lovely story. Well done for recognising what your cat needed, and being willing to provide it. I've had cats at varying levels of fear and trauma, and each one has their own story and challenge, but lying down on the floor with them is always a good start for an anxious cat, and has shown you...
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: child and cat safe ant killer for garden
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: child and cat safe ant killer for garden

You're right to be worried about the toxins in insecticides, both for cats and children. But boiling water should do the job. Pour it over the nest site, and do as often as necessary until you've got all the wanderers returning to the nest.
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thief!
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Thief!

I'm wondering if you scraped off the licked area and served it up anyway! :lol:
by lilynmitz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Def Cats.
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Def Cats.

Well done finding ways to engage with your puss. We had a blind cat for a while (didn't realise until we got him home from the rescue centre) so we had to make quite a few simple adaptations to make his life easier and more fun. One of our current pusses is completely useless at hunting and not much...
by lilynmitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: SKIN PROBLEM. Can you tell me what is that please?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: SKIN PROBLEM. Can you tell me what is that please?

I'm afraid I have no insight into this except to say "Get her back to the vet asap!" This looks very nasty, and the existing treament clearly isn't working if you have seen no improvement after 7 days, and it's in fact getting worse. This needs further testing and alternative treatment. You refer to...
by lilynmitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Caution with Hills diet food
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Caution with Hills diet food

Thanks for the heads up. It's a bit worrying that your vet was so glib about the readily accepted reliability of quality foods. But is does reinforce the importance of speaking to your vet when trying to fit diet to multiple health issues, when some treatments/diets may be bad for other conditions, ...
by lilynmitz
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Redirecting Attention Seeking Carpet Scratching?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Redirecting Attention Seeking Carpet Scratching?

I understand your pain completely. Most of my cats over the years have had a go at the carpets to varying degrees, but Toby takes it to a whole new level and we've had to resign ourselves to fluffy carpets. He does it when he's excited, when he wants attention, when he's hungry, when he can’t open a...
by lilynmitz
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wrecking Carpets When Leaving the Room (seperation anxiety?)
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Wrecking Carpets When Leaving the Room (seperation anxiety?)

I can completely relate to what you describe, we went through exactly the same when we brought Toby home, and Elsie decided to show him who was boss and teach him the house rules.in our case our normally sweet and gentle Elsie was actually attacking tiny friendly little Toby, so we were bewildered. ...