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Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

  2. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    We have moved the dry food dish into the living room in an attempt to stop feeding the interloping tabby. We are hoping he won't be so brave as to come that far in the house
     
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  3. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

    The face of forbearance :D

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  4. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

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  5. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Missy has started eating and drinking like a machine. I haven't noticed any weight being put on, I just hope she's not got something wrong.
     
  6. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    Get her checked for worms. That could explain why she's eating a lot without weight gain. I hope there's nothing wrong too. Let us know, and good luck.
     
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  7. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Get her thyroid checked as well.
     
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  8. smmudge

    smmudge Sissy that walk!

    Found Dylan chowing down on a neighbour's bowl of food they'd left outside for their tabby. Can't really be mad at him for that though, if they will leave cat food out in a neighbourhood full of cats!
     
  9. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

  10. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Molly was like that. She was diagnosed diabetic.
     
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  11. binka

    binka !!!!!!!!!

    Back at my parents for a few days and their cat Kitty has missed me. I'm her favourite (well, she claws me less than other other people)

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    She had bone cancer just before Christmas so had to have one of her back legs amputated

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    Because she doesn't get as much exercise any more, and her whole life consists of moving from the bedroom to the front room to eat prawns on the sofa with my dad, she is now what the professionals call 'a right fat sod'

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  12. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. She's due for her quarterly worming pill this week, which I can hopefully sufficiently mix with tuna such that she actually eats it.
     
  13. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :D

    hmm

    i fully expect i'm stating the bleeding obvious here, but have you tried a gentle hint or two that maybe if kitty is not no longer quite so active, then maybe a slightly lower food intake might be an idea? and mentioned that overweight kitties - like overweight hoomans - are more at risk of joint problems (and having a leg missing will probably already be causing more strain on the remaining legs), diabetes, heart disease and so on?

    mog that lived with me and (then) partner some years ago was a mega-mog (although he was a six dinner sid so not a great deal we could do about it and he'd have kicked the door down if we'd tried to keep him in) - he died of a heart attack in what's really only middle age for a domestic kitty these days :(
     
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  14. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Good advice - I have 1 with arthritis in his hind leg joints (all my boys are 12 now so starting to get on a bit), and I have to be more wary about what and how much he is eating than I did when he was younger and bouncing off the walls. I mean he still has moments where he is bouncing off the walls, but he is generally slowing down a bit and doesn't require as many calories these days.

    I also try to do gentle exercise with him, with a wand-toy type thing, and games of fetch, to keep him active. Nothing too strenuous, just stuff to give him some gentle exercise.
     
  15. Whagwan

    Whagwan Well-Known Member

    We were warned when adopting our three legged cat Reba that we would have to keep an eye on her weight as the imbalance combined with being overweight could lead to joint problems. We put a medical "do not feed" collar on her as I'm sure there's a neighbour around who feeds/steals cats (our last semi feral one still turns up on the odd weekend I guess they go away.)
     
  16. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Also - I don't know if cat metabolisms process the stuff differently, but I was shocked and appalled to be told that prawns & shrimp (which I'd always seen as a relatively low-calorie healthy option) are really high in cholesterol (so appalled I checked it out to find to my horror it's true) . Maybe that's not even relevant to cat digestions - so binka's parents' Kitty can eat all the prawns she wants - but it may be another reason to restrict her eating a bit more ... a fat tripod cat with very high cholesterol might be at much higher risk for diabetes, which is a pain (for cat & people) to manage. Prawns are people food!
     
  17. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Had a look round the cat colony where my two originate from. Armed with a 30g bag of Dreamies these two turned up.
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    Gravity feeder was empty and bowls bone dry. Off to call cpl :mad: and back down with some water.
     
  18. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Yes, your cat will have you believe it's all the fault of those terrible neighbours.
     
  19. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :( at hungry kittehs

    and :) at you for looking after them
     
  20. Whagwan

    Whagwan Well-Known Member

    Not our cat anymore, hence why I get annoyed with whoever it is just turfing it out when they go away. If you are going to feed/steal a cat then you have to take responsibility.
     
  21. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    The infuriating woman from Durham cpl said its nowt to do with them anymore! Yet continued a lecture about feral cats and how the college are cutting their food back to encourage rabbit and rat killing. Told her two of them followed me home and I now look after them and have done for a while. That's terrible you know, cruel that I have them and must be yowling to get out. They sniff the air and refuse to go out if its even threatening rain :D.
    She did agree that they should have fresh water but it's nothing to do with her again :mad:
    Anyway, they've been fed a few tins of gourmet gold and fresh water. Back again tomorrow with some more, the cpl can fuck right off now.
     
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  22. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I think the worming pill might have done the trick, as the heavy eating has subsided somewhat. I'll keep tabs on it though.
     
  23. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    [​IMG]. He's busy looking innocent. I am *very* suspicious
     
  24. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    Awww, what beautiful blue eyes!
     
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  25. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    He's a complete supermodel. And he knows it- he arranges himself in the front window so the whole street can admire him :)
     
  26. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    So now we think the tabby that has been stealing food is actually sleeping in the cat box we keep in the hallway overnight. No idea if he has a home or not, but I don't want a freeloading lodger, so I am buying another chip reader cat flap.
     
  27. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    he's not napping, he's in a comma..
     
  29. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

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  30. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    I'm at a friend's with a contended cat in my lap

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