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by MarkB
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cattery Complaint
Replies: 25
Views: 6393

Re: Cattery Complaint

LOL Julia :) - Having previously owned a small business, it never occurred to me that anyone might expect to pay me the following month - they would have been refused anyway. You may find all local catteries refuse to deal with you in future. Good catteries are hard to find. Especially during high s...
by MarkB
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Carol, I wish I read your post a bit earlier as I cut the last pill tonight (badly :) ) I will give it a go when I get the next lot. I was speaking to one of the VNs and she agreed they are really difficult to cur. She said the hardness can vary between suppliers as well. So annoying that the...
by MarkB
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Plastic Carrier fell apart = lost cat! Warning!
Replies: 25
Views: 4488

Re: Plastic Carrier fell apart = lost cat! Warning!

It didn't happen in the car sadly. The cat vanished. We think it is the same cat that turned up as a stray almost a year later - it hadn't left the block in all that time (mainly nursing homes, so probably plenty of food around)
by MarkB
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Julia & Desley. I think his sight has improved a bit more. The downside is, he seems to have lost his spark (not that he had much of one to begin with) I assume it is to to with having lower blood pressure. Hopefully he will adjust to the meds. I asked the vet if dosing was critical as th...
by MarkB
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed urgently please my cat may be PTS!! :( :( :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4740

Re: Advice needed urgently please my cat may be PTS!! :( :(

I agree with others. Cats cope incredibly well with 3 legs, although I wouldn't allow him to wander afterwards. One advantage is that he won't need 6 weeks 'cage rest' as he would with reconstructive surgery. Amputation isn't 2nd best - often it it the best option. I hope it goes well - sure it will.
by MarkB
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat food guidelines and very hungry kitten
Replies: 7
Views: 2964

Re: Cat food guidelines and very hungry kitten

Are you sure you read it correctly? - 15g is nothing. I just found this feeding guide on Pets at Home website " Feeding Guide (approximate per day) Weaning to 3 months: 35-60gm (across 4-5 meals per day); 4 to 5 months: 70-75gm (across 3-4meals per day); 6 to 10 month" You have probably re...
by MarkB
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Plastic Carrier fell apart = lost cat! Warning!
Replies: 25
Views: 4488

Re: Plastic Carrier fell apart = lost cat! Warning!

Hopefully Felix has turned up now. I haven't used a plastic carrier since the same thing happened to me after I collected a stray and transported it to a vets over 5 miles away. Between the car and the vets 100 yards away. it started thrashing and the grille came away. I also had a fabric one from P...
by MarkB
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Millie and her digestive system again
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Re: Millie and her digestive system again

Sorry Penny, just caught up with this. Hopefully it isn't anything serious. At least if it is Megacolon, it is manageable and mechanical rather than a disease. I know when Laz is backed up he stops eating. I think like me, you have digestive issues' so understand why they don't. The vomiting seems t...
by MarkB
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Helen :)

Yes he is going out quite often - never for more than a few minutes, but that is what he has always done. He has stopped wandering upstairs though. Maybe because I stopped leaving milk out up there for him since it got warm :)
by MarkB
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Hopefully he will keep his sight for some time :). My mum had a cat that went blind at 6 months old and she managed really well :) - My mum got her when I had moved back home temporarily in the late 80s. When I left home again. every time I visited, Suki would get me to follow her upstairs to my old...
by MarkB
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Best Flea Treatments [UK]
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Best Flea Treatments [UK]

For the house, things like Indorex or Acclaim are the best things. The foggers don't really get into the places fleas live & lay eggs. You need to spray around skirting etc. I don't know about Acclaim, but Indorex apparently contains something that prevents eggs hatching. Obviously you need to f...
by MarkB
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Carol & Val, I said to the vet that had I taken him in on Friday or even yesterday (if they opened on Sunday :) ) I would have said there was very little improvement, but the real turnaround was today. Peter said some cats really do react badly to steroids, but thankfullly he doesn't need...
by MarkB
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

A quick update on Laz The vet said there is less detachment of the retina, also less inflammation at the back of the eyes. There are also more reactive (to light) areas. He said the last time Laz was in, his retinas didn't respond to light at all, but now they get smaller when the torch is shone int...
by MarkB
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Sarah & Carol, One of the hard things is him spending day & night (apart from trips to the fountain & tray) in the office. I can't stay with him 24/7 but I do worry about him One of the area he keeps peeing in is under a small table - luckily with a hard floor underneath. I put a ...
by MarkB
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for mum and kitten please
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: Vibes for mum and kitten please

Good luck with mum & the remaining kitten Desley. Poor babies :( - no point repeating how much hatred I have for people that won't do the right thing for animals.
by MarkB
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Hi Carol, When I went to make the appointment, they said Pete is off all week. I could have seen another vet, but I have a lot of confidence in him (even though he insists on calling all cats 'she' :) ) so he is booked in for 4.40pm on Monday. I think he can see a bit better, but no massive improvem...
by MarkB
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Posters vs Busy Body
Replies: 11
Views: 3243

Re: Cat Posters vs Busy Body

Strictly speaking, the council regard it as damage, but your local busybody has no right to give you an ultimatum. If the council decide they want you to to take them down, I am sure they would give you fair warning and not just fine you. My only experience of this is quite a few years back. The bra...
by MarkB
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Daz's Diet!
Replies: 13
Views: 2290

Re: Daz's Diet!

Great to see them enjoying their new home :) - I hate the idea, but I guess it is natural and hopefully quick! :)

Lovely house btw :)
by MarkB
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Carol. We won't be seeing the vet until Friday. We are just halving the steroid dose for the last 5 days. I don't know it this is usual, but he said 5 days twice a day, followed by 5 days once a day.
by MarkB
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks everyone :) With the uplighters, it is bearable. It was awful with SAD bulbs without lampshades in table lamps! :) I have used super bright SAD lightbulbs in the kitchen & bathroom for the last couple of years - they are great. Funny when you close your eyes in the shower - it feels like ...
by MarkB
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

He didn't test Laz's BP but said te detachment was caused by high BP. We are only doing a 10 day trial so we will have to see. I queried why the other vet said there was no retinal detachment or eye damage. He said it can come on literally overnight. I really don't know if he is covering for his col...
by MarkB
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Sorry, haven't been on much. I took Laz back to the vet yesterday. His liver enzyme readings are the same as last month. The vet said there are no lumps or bumps and it is probably 'just old age' we are continuing with the Destolit. It was a diffeent vet this time. He examined Laz's eyes and said th...
by MarkB
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks Helen :) I have been out today, but OH said he ate quite well today. He is sound asleep right now, which is hopefully a good sign :) The daylight lamps seem to help him see a bit better, although a horrible light for us to sit in! (he's worth it :) ) I was out with Ria and Sarah (Camdengirl) ...
by MarkB
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Should I report my neighbours to the RSPCA?
Replies: 7
Views: 2753

Re: Should I report my neighbours to the RSPCA?

Cats Protection doesn't have any legal powers, so it really has to be the RSPCA. If you don't have any luck with the cruelty line, phone your local branch. Poor cat :(
by MarkB
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks for the link Carol. I checked his eyes with a torch and the vet also checked the structure of his eyes and he said the retinas are healthy & there is no detachment. He also check for any bleeds - again nothing. Going by the various things I have been reading, it seems to be pointing towar...
by MarkB
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

Thanks everyone. A couple of people on FB have given me some info re UV light being more visible to cats. Also someone said that one of her cats had unexplained vision problems that they eventually put down to a pituitary tumour. I hope it isn't the case, but it is the 2nd most common cause on diabe...
by MarkB
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 21298

Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

As some know, I took Laz to the vet a few weeks ago as he seemed spaced out. He has raised liver enzymes and is on meds to clear any blockages in his gallbladder. We are retesting next week and will do scans/biospy if no improvement. I mentioned that he seems to have lost some of his sight. The vet ...