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by MarkB
Tue May 27, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Metronidazole
Replies: 34
Views: 6031

Re: Metronidazole

I don't have any experience with this, but they have it on eBay (about £12 for 50 tablets)- sold as an AB for fish. I wonder if it might be handy for rescues, especially ones overseas that struggle to get supplies. What is the cat dose?
by MarkB
Tue May 20, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Calico girl needs a home ,leeds
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Calico girl needs a home

Poor girl :(

Have you tried your local CP, RSPCA etc?

Also it would help to add the area in the title of your post.
by MarkB
Mon May 19, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Molly please
Replies: 48
Views: 10273

Re: Vibes for Molly please

Sorry Desley :( - I know you had a real bond with Molly. Sorry it was sudden, but at least she did't have to suffer months of going downhill.
by MarkB
Fri May 16, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Molly please
Replies: 48
Views: 10273

Re: Vibes for Molly please

Sorry Desley, I just hope the vet is wrong and you have plenty of quality time together.
by MarkB
Tue May 13, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to keep kitty off the hot stove
Replies: 8
Views: 7075

Re: How to keep kitty off the hot stove

I think those things only work if you have an electric cooker with rings - they are raised so they don't heat up. Pans of cold water or upturned plates are probably fine. We have an induction hob. It stays hot, but not a searing heat (as in taking the skin off :cry: ) that you get with other electri...
by MarkB
Mon May 12, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to keep kitty off the hot stove
Replies: 8
Views: 7075

Re: How to keep kitty off the hot stove

You can buy these hob cover sets http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS-STEEL-CHROME-4-PIECE-ELECTRIC-COOKER-HOB-COVER-SET-OF-4-PC-GAS-BURNER-/321237797709?pt=UK_Kitchen_Accessories&hash=item4acb43cb4d" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I used to use upturned dinner plates. My...
by MarkB
Sun May 11, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has got the wind up!
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Cat has got the wind up!

My Laz has been spooked over the last couple of days. He has calmed down now the wind has died down. Poor thing is so fragile that if he goes outside, the wind blows him off his feet.
by MarkB
Fri May 02, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

I never give it more than a couple of days in a row (1/4 teaspoon dose) but I guess we have to find what works for them :) I normally stop Laz's Fibre Response if he stops going. I was wondering if it might not be a good idea adding bulk when they are backed up. I start agin with the fibre when he s...
by MarkB
Fri May 02, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Great news Carol :) and well done Fluffy :)
by MarkB
Fri May 02, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

I know you will be happier when she goes, but as long as she is comfortable, I'm sure there is a fair bit of 'storage space' ;) I just looked on Amazon and the price has gone down. I usually buy it on eBay as is was £25+ for the 14-day size I always buy for about £12 delivered on eBay. Now I can get...
by MarkB
Fri May 02, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Poor fluffy :( You can buy a cat-safe enema called Microlax. I have one handy but have never managed to use it. Fingers crossed the Miralax comes tomorrow, but it does take a while to work through. Laz did a 1/2 poo overnight but still not happy with the amount. I gave him 1/4 tsp of Miralax late la...
by MarkB
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Hopefully she will go soon Carol. I know anaesthetic messes up the digestive system. Mine always seizes up after GA and takes a good few days to get working. I am in the same boat with Laz. He is barely eating so even getting Laxative in him is difficult. As Miralax is odourless & flavourless, I...
by MarkB
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Great news Carol :) I wouldn't be surprised if it gives her a new lease of life. I really noticed a difference in Alice after she had her teeth out. They ended up keeping her on the drip overnight, but when I bought her home the following morning. she polished off 1/2 a big tin of supermeat in one s...
by MarkB
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My beloved cat is 19 and her kidneys are failing.
Replies: 11
Views: 5099

Re: My beloved cat is 19 and her kidneys are failing.

I have had 3 cats with it. It really is a rollercoaster as their appetite goes up & down. The smorgasbord thing is a good idea. If she likes dry food, lots of cats that don't like renal food will eat Happy Cat Renal (online from zooplus) another option, not as low in phosphorus as renal food, bu...
by MarkB
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Anti-bac wipes safe for cats?
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Re: Anti-bac wipes safe for cats?

The Pets at Home litter tray wipes are safe. They contain the same ingredient as the spray (byotrol) - they are huge and really thick - £2 for a pack of 10
by MarkB
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Question about spot-on flea treatment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Question about spot-on flea treatment.

I think a 3 week gap is fine - it is closer to 4 anyway and there must be a good safety margin. It is a different chemical anyway :)
by MarkB
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hyperthyroidism in elderly girl.
Replies: 11
Views: 11885

Re: Hyperthyroidism in elderly girl.

Desley, the info on Felimazole says either for use prior to surgery, or long-term. Laz has been on it for over 3 years now. It was before I adopted him, but they said that Vidalta didn't agree with him. I understand the new gel you can rub on the ears has the same ingredient as Felimazole. Apparentl...
by MarkB
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How big is your cat?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

How big is your cat?

I was looking through some old photos today and found this. Years ago on purrs, someone said it was hard to tell the size of cats in a photo and suggested we all post photos of our cats next to a DVD to get a better idea. This was Alice's. This was early days when she lived in the attic bedroom - wi...
by MarkB
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 19472

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Poor fluffy :( I know it isn't ideal, but Clapton needed several dentals after he had been diagnosed with kidney disease (4 over 5 years) and didn't come to any harm. I'm sure your vet will advise if it will help to give her fluids before and after the dental to help. PS - The practice owner next do...
by MarkB
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 11 month old with constipation
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: 11 month old with constipation

I agree with Sarah & Elaine, 11 months old is very young to suffer from constipation. It is normally something older cats can suffer with. Worth a check up. If it is just something she is prone to, you can alter diet to help by adding water and/or increasing fibre. Worth getting her checked for ...
by MarkB
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It's baby bird season again
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: It's baby bird season again

It is the visiting torties I worry about. They hang about most of the day and are very interested in the birds. I put out leftover cat food (and even buy extra tins!) for the seagulls mainly, but the blackbirds etc are also feeding from it. Last year when I rescued an injured Magpie (that I assume w...
by MarkB
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It's baby bird season again
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: It's baby bird season again

:)
by MarkB
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches
Replies: 5
Views: 2406

Re: Gourmet Perle Mon Petit (50g) pouches

These have gone down really well with Kylie. No waste and no opening something else if she turn her nose up, so I am going to get some more. It has gone up to £1.50 in Asda and £1.99 in Morrisons (not sold anywhere else yet) so I am going to stock up. She seems satisfied after her 50g wet meal so it...
by MarkB
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Several weeks in and 'Homes Offered' still showing 0 posts
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Several weeks in and 'Homes Offered' still showing 0 posts

:(

I guess it reflects the way things are for rescues. It irks me when I see posts about rescues 'not interested in helping' when plenty of cats are going into rescue and very few going out :(
by MarkB
Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wet food and cats teeth
Replies: 29
Views: 5157

Re: Wet food and cats teeth

I always say the same, but chances are, I will continue adopting older cats with health issues and picky appetites :) Kylie was only 2 when I adopted her in 2002, but to this day, she has never touched real meat, either cooked or raw. Lazarus won't touch any meat or fish. It isn't through want of tr...
by MarkB
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feline Fayre 40 pouch boxes - 2 for £18 in Tesco
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Re: Feline Fayre 40 pouch boxes - 2 for £18 in Tesco

It isn't Felix, it is Feline Fayre, which is 100% meat and/or fish _ vitamins in jelly.

Tesco do have Felix As Good as it looks on offer too - 2 boxes for £6


My cats won't eat Feline Fayre but I know some on here feed it.
by MarkB
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feline Fayre 40 pouch boxes - 2 for £18 in Tesco
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Feline Fayre 40 pouch boxes - 2 for £18 in Tesco

= 22.5p a pouch - no bad for high meat/fish content food :)

I think it ends on 20/4

The boxes are mixed meat & fish.
by MarkB
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wet food and cats teeth
Replies: 29
Views: 5157

Re: Wet food and cats teeth

I don't think dry is any better. When I adopted Kylie in 2002, the vet told me to feed dry only as wet food sticks to the teeth like toffee. Thankfully I chose to ignore her advice. Dry food can stick in teeth just as easily, if not more so. An all-dry diet can cause so many health problems - especi...
by MarkB
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: It's Baby Bird Season again...
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

Re: It's Baby Bird Season again...

I saw one of the visiting torties stalking a blackbird that was feeding from the bowl of scraps I put out for the seagulls. Thankfully the cat decided that having a cuddle with me was a better option :) - I can't be there all the time so there might be casualties :( I hate the idea that if they catc...