The Official Pets Discussion Thread

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:34 pm

Has anyone had any issues with their cat using places other than the litter box to go to the toilet? Twice in the last week ours has decided to do it. The first time we think she was spooked in the bathroom and ran outside mid-crap, but she’s since done it again while we’ve been in London. How do we curb this before it becomes a proper issue?

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by Slayerx » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:49 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Has anyone had any issues with their cat using places other than the litter box to go to the toilet? Twice in the last week ours has decided to do it. The first time we think she was spooked in the bathroom and ran outside mid-crap, but she’s since done it again while we’ve been in London. How do we curb this before it becomes a proper issue?


It can be stress related, I had a previous cat do it near an apartment door but it turned out to be because our neighbours got a dog.

Vet suggested she was using it to mark territory and stress of being able to smell the dog.

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by RichardUK » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:23 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Has anyone had any issues with their cat using places other than the litter box to go to the toilet? Twice in the last week ours has decided to do it. The first time we think she was spooked in the bathroom and ran outside mid-crap, but she’s since done it again while we’ve been in London. How do we curb this before it becomes a proper issue?


I have not been a cat owner for very long but I had that problem a couple of weeks ago, I purchased extra litter trays and make sure that they get the poop picked out of them several times a day and completely emptied and cleaned every 2/3 days, since then I have not had any problems, my cats are house cats and at the moment have no access to the outside (I am building an aviary) so will probably use the litter trays more than your cat

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Poser » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:45 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:.


Cora, has your dog gone viral mate? I've just seen a friend get tagged in this:

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That moment when you recognise a dog you've seen on a games forum on Facebook :slol:

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Moggy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:49 pm

Ahh so that's what this was about!

Corazon de Leon wrote:Loki is in the process of going viral on instagram. Almost 3,000 likes in two hours.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:55 pm

More like highki amirite

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:11 pm

That's my boy. :wub:

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by Lime » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:53 am

My poor Dad is sadly not long for this world- had a fall 3 weeks ago, rushed to hospital, soon after diagnosed with Bowel Cancer, given a couple of weeks to live. :(

He's at a hospice now, which allows visits from pets.

His cat, Dibble, is a one-person animal and so I went over to my Dad's house Thursday night to see if I could persuade him to come with me for a visit. Dibble's been living down the garden, only coming in when he thinks it's safe to eat without meeting anyone- the neighbour is feeding him. Armed with catnip, some cat treats and a load of patience I managed to befriend him. I stayed over and Dibble slept on the bed all night. :o


I took him in to see Dad Friday(as a surprise, as he didn't think anyone would be able to tame Dibble), and he was absolutely made up. :D

Sorry for lack of pics, I do have some which when I get a chance I'll upload once anonymised.


Dibble has been such a great companion for my Dad since we lost Mum 2 years ago - I'm so happy that I could give him the one wish he had, to see his dear cat again!

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Death's Head » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:01 am

Bless all 3 of you.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Hime » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am

So sorry to hear that Lime. That's incredibly nice of you to do that, I bet it made your dad's day.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Ad7 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:19 am

Sorry to hear that. Pets really are wonderful.

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by Tragic Magic » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:57 pm

Little Ghosty has conked out in the garden :wub:

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Hexx » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:41 pm

I couldn't find the pet thread because "Pet" doesn't return "Pets". Who built that? Bloody hell. So from the Cat thread.

Text message from my cleaner at 10am "I've not been able to clean today as soon as I waked in the stench was unbearable. Bill is not well with diarrhea. There's a load by the front door. I had to walk straight out. Couldn't stop retching"

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Jenuall » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:51 pm

Nice.

Our dog Ada has got the gooseberry fools at the moment as well. Last 4 nights I've come downstairs to some of the worst sights this side of a Mark Oaten orgy :dread:

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:44 am

I can't believe Karl locked a cat thread. What a monster.

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by Death's Head » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:30 am

Jenuall wrote:Nice.

Our dog Ada has got the gooseberry fools at the moment as well. Last 4 nights I've come downstairs to some of the worst sights this side of a Mark Oaten orgy :dread:
Our dog had a bad case of this a few weeks ago, basically pissing gooseberry fool. Went on for about 3 days. You are supposed to take the dog to the vets after about 2 but just as I was thinking about it, it stopped.

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by Death's Head » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:44 pm

I feel like our dog is coming to the end of his life. His walking in the last few days has become very slow (although amazingly he is still going up and down stairs) and he is generally much less active. He is also eating less food (which may be down to him exercising less and therefore needing less). He doesn't seem to have any appetite for dry food (which he has always eaten) and now will only eat the canned stuff.

This has made me think about how much pain he is in and what the criteria is for having a dog put down. Anyone on here have experience with this decision? A long time ago we had a cat that needed to be put down but that was a very straightforward decision as the cat was clearly in pain and had a very limited quality of life.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Dual » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:26 pm

Have got got vets opinion?

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by Death's Head » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:15 pm

Dual wrote:Have got got vets opinion?
Not yet. Going to take him for a health assessment if no improvement in a couple of days. Although he is not moving round the house much, he is still regularly going up and down the stairs. Also, had no problem eating a can of tuna. I have noticed this year that the weather is impacting him (change in pressure) so I need to see if it is this that is causing problems again.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Jenuall » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:33 pm

What breed and how old is he DH? Is he getting close to the natural life expectancy for the breed or would you have been expecting him to keep on a bit longer than this?

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