|I tried to get my last cat to wear a flea collar but she sometimes came home with one front leg inside it, presumably trying to extract herself from it. Then one day when she was wearing a collar she disappeared for about 3 days which she had never done before or since, she finally turned up absolutely scared shitless and a little thinner (minus the collar) and refused to leave my side for about a week. Weirdly a few days later I found the collar as tatty as fuck in the gutter, I don’t really know if the collar had anything to do with her disappearance but vowed to avoid collars from then onwards.|
EG's best moggie. KNEEL BEFORE MOG. My house smells of cat piss. • Page 61
@Salaman Did you have to pay the vet for a prescription or did they do like an over the counter free prescription? We got ours from Pet's at Home who did a little prescription thing on the shop floor.
ZuluHero 9,252 posts
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A similar thing happened with my cat. She'd lose her collar and I would find it trampled on the path behind my house.
Pretty sure she'd lose it scrambling up the wall which is higher than me and covered in bushes, but I could never be sure.
If you ever put collars on cats, please make sure they are easy release, as cats can hang themselves on branches, if they get caught and can't free themselves.
Just an update from the top of the last page, sadly our eldest passed away around 3 weeks now. She was struggling to go to the toilet and my wife took her to the vets. It turned out she had a large tumour that had taken one of her kidneys and part of her liver the poor mite 😔
Obviously when faced with that news we didn’t opt to bring her home. I was at work so didn’t get a chance to say goodbye but I knew a clock was ticking somewhere for her I feel bad about not taking her earlier but she got really stressed going to the vets in the past and still seemed really happy everyday and she was well pampered throughout her last weeks. In my own way I had already said goodbye several times over.
Now we have just the one who having lost her two family members recently was very withdrawn and depressed for a week or so, now she’s come right out of her shell and won’t shut the fuck up.
We are on the lookout for 2 new kitties as the house is too quiet these days 😔
One of mine is a noisy little cow. Drives me nuts.
The other is chill and just trills in conversation.
MiniSchnauz 424 posts
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@ChiefGB Sorry for your loss. :<
Mine is generally quiet unless he wants something when he just goes meow crazy and you can hear him throughout the whole house. I much prefer him purring when he's having a cuddle even though it does sound like someone over-revving a DuCATi.
Wouldn't be without the little blighter though even if he did decide to claw my face at 6.30 this morning just so he could go down to inspect his bowl then decide he wanted to go back upstairs and sleep on my warm pillow.
Salaman 23,892 posts
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@freddymercurystwin No, this was an over the counter. Cost us 6 Euro I think for a 1 month one.
We'll be going back next month to get one for 3 months.
Mrs Maybe and the cat have just left for the animal hospital
I'm home looking after the baby waiting for the news.
Tifa's limp is no better but after doing a normal poo last night she's done two bloody ones this morning and has spend the last three hours going back and forth to the litter trying to wee. Some of the litter is damp but I don't think she's actually going on this mornings trips. She's obviously more badly hurt than she let on. Even with her limp and timidity last night she hadn't tried to hide so we assumed it was painful or awkward but not too serious.
She's such an old cat with her existing issues. Mrs Maybe thinks that this might be it.
challenge_hanukkah 13,166 posts
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As signs go when we rang them when they opened at 830 they said come straight in rather than offering an appointment or recommending the clinic. And to the hospital two towns over not their vet surgery in the village.
That's not sounding good, sorry to hear that.
You-can-call-me-kal 20,990 posts
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Makes me sad 😞. Hope kitty is ok.
retro74 3,352 posts
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Must be a bad time of year for cat ailments as mine is in cat hospital too
He’s been in since Monday morning but I’m hopeful he’ll be back home before the end of the week
@simpleexplodingmaybe oh no, I hope it’s all ok, you never know. Cats are amazingly strong animals though and seem to have a fairly high tolerance for pain. I does sound similar to the one I lost recently, not the limp though but occasional bloody stools and then the not being able to wee.
She's been loaded up with painkillers and brought back home.
Vet couldn't identify any damage to her back or hips and has told us to keep watch on her toileting while giving her more painkillers over the next couple of days.
She also has to be confined to one room with as few opportunities for climbing as possible for at least a week, ideally longer.
We've had to evict the baby back into our room and give her his room as nowhere else is really suitable.
She's curled up in a dosed up haze at the moment under the radiator.
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Bless her, I hope she makes a speedy recovery.
They're surprisingly tough, even at older age. Hopefully the drugs do their thing and she, literally, walks it off.
At the moment her arse is almost walking parallel with her shoulders
Relatedly, I usually buy woodchip pellet litter from a place in the village in 30 or 40 litre bags. Today they say that there is a shortage of wood litter and no one can get any "because of the power stations".
Had to go and get a straw/wood blend from the equine suppliers up the road. Next best alternative apparently.
Hopefully the cat is into it because it was a while quid extra. £9 for 30L. Outrageous.
Who knew cat arses and the national grid were in competition?!
Edited by simpleexplodingmaybe at 13:54:54 06-11-2019
After three similar incidents since I last posted here the poor old girl is now in a really bad way.
Her arthritis is playing up which means reduced mobility on her back legs and can’t lift her tail. She’s still bright and alert but the probably is as she can’t pick her tail up she’s covered in piss and has started going on the floor to avoid her tail dragging in the litter.
She goes months of being fine between incidents but this time rather than one day we’re on day three - and this is the first time the pissing has been an issue.
She’s at an age where every trip to the vet is a potential end but it really does feel like she’s on the way out sooner rather than later now.
I know it’s all borrowed time after a while but, if she’s currently not on any medication maybe the vet can give her some to ease her pain/enable her to move a bit more?
I think that might be the case. We’re slightly dreading a return to the vets in case there’s something scarier going on
One of our kittens knows how to use the toilet but still uses every chance to pee into our bedding. It's always the bedding of my wife and she is getting so annoyed she is thinking of getting rid of it (which would break the heart of our other kitten).
The problem kitten is actually quite clever but grew up a bit wild on farm/forest without being inside, cuddled a lot or toilet trained. We've had her for a month, smothered her in love which she appreciates and toilet trained her for big and small jobs. Still, as soon as we accidentally leave the bedroom door open she loves to sprint in there and pee all over my wife's bedding.
fontgeeksogood 10,892 posts
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She's likely still smelling her previous piss. Try using enzyme based spray cleaner on the bedding and surrounding area where it was before
gillgrissom 300 posts
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@Gunzberg The cat will keep on doing it, it can smell what you cannot and its marked its place.
It will have seeped through on to the actual mattress and the smell to it will stay for ever. once a cat as scented a place thats it, will keep doing it not matter the place or how much you clean..
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Update on the Maybe Mog.
She’s lost the use of her tail so pisses on it regularly but a combination of painkillers (for her bad joints) and puppy training pads (to catch the piss that misses her tray) means she can live a mostly normal elderly house cat life again.
She even tolerated Baby Maybe now although he has tried stamping on her more than once which is currently our nightmare scenario.
@Gunzberg I think there are scent neutralisers you can get, not just normal household cleaners. That might work. Otherwise it’ll just be a case of eternal vigilance.
This sounds like the situation is to live with her constantly trying to pee in the bedding out of tradition 😲
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