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Post by PanBiker » 23 Oct 2019, 16:17

Oh dear, that's sad Wendy :sad: ,we lost our tom cat George in a similar way, Sally found him on the verge on her way to work one morning.
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Post by Cathy » 24 Oct 2019, 00:52

Sorry to hear about Billybob Wendy. I’m sure he knew knew lots of fun and comforts while he was with you.
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Post by Stanley » 24 Oct 2019, 02:08

That's sad Wendy. Just remember the good years you gave him.....
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Post by Wendyf » 24 Oct 2019, 06:06

He was only with us a year Stanley. It was a shock and he was such a larger than life character that he has left lasting memories but he also caused problems with the other cats and loved chasing the hens so there is a bit of relief too. It's good to see my old girls moving confidently around instead of looking nervously around ready to take flight!

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Post by Stanley » 24 Oct 2019, 06:21

:good: Understood Wendy.
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Post by PanBiker » 29 Oct 2019, 14:09

We had our oldest cat Millie at the vets last week she needs some dental work which involves a general aenesthetic. As she is 19 years old she needed blood test for liver and kindey function to se if she was OK for the aenesthetic. They will also check her for Thyroid function which can drop off in older cats. She was booked in for this morning at colne. Vets rang at 10am to say that her liver and kidney function was OK for the procedure, Thyroid results will be later but have no bearing for the dental work. They rang back at 11.30am to say that all is well and she is recoving nicely. We can collect her at 4pm this afternoon. :smile:
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Oct 2019, 14:52

That must be a relief Ian, I hope she recovers quickly.
I was at the vets again last week with fluffy old girl Feeby who was shot a number of years ago. She now needs an antibiotic injection every 3 months or so for repeated infections in her nasal passage which are possibly linked to remaining lead shot setting up an irritation. So far the injections clear the problem up in a few days which means we can avoid investigations where she has to be anaesthetised.
It has become clear on these regular trips to the vet that her weight has dropped so he was feeling for her thyroid gland but thought it felt fine. We agreed that it could be the stress of living with Billybob that has made her lose weight. She is a different, more relaxed and confident cat now he has gone.

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Post by PanBiker » 29 Oct 2019, 18:32

I hope Feeby goes on OK Wendy.

We collected Millie at 4pm and had a good chat with the Veterinary Nurse. She has been prescribed some liquid pain relief as she had some of her triple rooted back teeth out which can be quite painful. Her TYroid tests came back OK. We have noticed that over the last week or so she has been showing signs of temporary blindness which is very curious. Blindness is not uncommon in older cats but is normally a gradual thing. It seems to affect Millie in the evenings when her eyes go fully dilated and she starts to bump into things. She recovers after a sleep. The vets don't have a clue on this yet as they have never seen the symptoms. They have asked us to video her on our mobiles and note the times of day when it happens if it manifests itself again. Cats cope fairly well with blindness in their own environment and we noticed that she could navigate to the litter tray, her food and water bowls. She could also find her way up onto the sofas but struggled a bit getting down. She was a lot slower on the stairs as well. She was still a little bit wobbly when we let her out of her basket but had no problem in polishing of nearly two satchets of cat food. She had previously been picking at her food and like Feeby had lost quite abit of weight, chances are now that she will put a bit back on.
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Post by Nolic » 11 Nov 2019, 07:17

Misty our lurcher of 13 years had to be pts some weeks ago. She had a cancerous tumour removed but the wound failed to heal and the skin became necrotic.
We now have two lively little whippets who werein need of a home. Sandy and Ruby are lovely littled dogs and appear to be well setled in their new home. Nolic
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Post by Wendyf » 11 Nov 2019, 07:46

Sorry to hear about Misty, but thrilled that you have Sandy & Ruby now! I've seen them on the PDiN Facebook page looking gorgeous!

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Post by Cathy » 11 Nov 2019, 08:23

Oh sad and happy news Colin, I remember when you first got Misty, very pretty, but I bet the new one’s will keep you on your toes .
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Post by PanBiker » 11 Nov 2019, 09:01

Onward and upward Nolic. You can only do the best for your pets when the time comes. Misty will always be with you. Good luck with the new pair.

We reckon our cat Millie is now permanently blind, she's getting better at negotiating the stairs and the sofa's though. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 12 Nov 2019, 03:30

Sorry to hear about Misty Comrade, that was a good age for a lurcher though. Two whippets sounds just about right! I wish you well with them. As far as I am concerned I still count OFAL as a valid concept even though I have Jack who doesn't really qualify. Old Farts and Lurchers forever!!

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Post by Nolic » 12 Nov 2019, 10:58

Misty was 15 years 3 months when she left us but the vets were happy to operate as they said she had the heart of a 7 year old. These two are lively but obedient. The lady who had them who is now too ill to cope with them brought them up and trained them well. We struggled a bit during the first night as they only settled until about 3.30 then they came on our bed. Last night they came upstairs straight away and slept in the bed and never moved all night.
Its not everyone's choice but we don't mind dogs in our bed. Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2019, 03:22

Lovely. Natural behaviour to sleep with the leader of the pack. It's never bothered me and they make good hot water bottles, never get cold!
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Post by Cathy » 13 Nov 2019, 05:55

I was watching a tv program that said even tho dogs enjoy the comfort and warmth etc sleeping with their owners, if the dogs head is facing the door then they are actually guarding you.
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Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2019, 06:13

I think Jack would warn me of danger no matter where his head is facing!
Warnings this morning of the dangers of overfeeding dogs. One in eight owners have been warned by their vet about it. No surprise to me, I regard overfeeding a dog as a form of cruelty.
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Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2019, 04:35

Comrade Nolic's news about Misty prompts me to look at Jack and wonder how much longer he can last. He's 12 now and normally a Patterdale in good nick can do 20 years but Jack was knocked back by the two severe attacks on him in the last 12 months. On the whole I don't think I need to worry yet, he seems to be doing OK although there is no doubt the near death attacks changed him.

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Jack looks very distinguised with his grey beard. Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2019, 07:21

I agree Comrade, I like the way they change colour as they age.
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Post by Cathy » 14 Nov 2019, 12:21

My indoor cat is now 13 and a half years old, she seems to be perfectly fine and is still silky smooth and jet black, but when I stroke her I can feel th top of her head and backbone to be ever so slightly closer to her skin. And she is sleeping longer. I’m sure she is fine, maybe it’s just me.
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Post by Tripps » 14 Nov 2019, 14:52

Stanley wrote:
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I like the way they change colour as they age.
Tell me about it. . . . :laugh5:
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by Stanley » 15 Nov 2019, 03:02

Nothing to worry about Cathy, it shows she isn't overfed.
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Post by Whyperion » 15 Nov 2019, 03:39

Stanley wrote:
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I think Jack would warn me of danger no matter where his head is facing!
Warnings this morning of the dangers of overfeeding dogs. One in eight owners have been warned by their vet about it. No surprise to me, I regard overfeeding a dog as a form of cruelty.
This was commented on on loose women, from what eache opinion holder said they did not have a clue ehats the excercise/play/walk/Hunt/eat/sleep twice a day should be. I think all dog owners should pass a test before they are allowed to have any kind of dog. Most dogs are not suited to urban lifestyles and would be happiinst when working, those cousins sheepdog is afraid of sheep, worries when one family member leaves the house, yet will walk for miles with the other family member - her previous virus dog would round us into the living room then lienter across the doorway to pen us in or keep strangers out!

Maybe he might like a different walk route for a change maybe through town up butts to Valley gardens perhaps along with another activit member on the site to give him pack protection.

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