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Author Topic: Bisi, Beau, Sir W. and Miss Lilly  (Read 4441 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2017, 04:31:34 PM »

I'm happy you have a nice new place, merrihart! The kitties look very content there too!
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2017, 09:37:49 AM »

Thank you, catwoods!

I recently changed to Canidae Pure Salmon & Mackerel food.  I'm sorry to say that the cheif suspects are already bored with it and have been stealing Sir's chichen & turnips.  Sir, in turn, has been stealing their fish.   Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2017, 09:40:01 AM »

Ok, so something is up, and it's bothering me.

Twice I have had to intervene in a 4 cat pile up that resulted in pulled fur and one claw stuck on Miss Lilly's head.

One I got to witness.

I heard hissing and looked up.  Miss Lilly came down the stairs, not very fast (IMO), around the corner and stopped and sat when she saw Bisi lounging on the floor.  Unfortunately, she cat she hissed at, Beau, was right behind her, and ended up on TOP of her, before he could stop.  She whirled around, screamed at him, they exchanged paw punches, she bounced back into Bisi, who leaped up with a howl, tackling Lilly.  Nienna came running and ended up right into the mix and she and Bisi had a physical argument about the whole thing. 

I had to intervene and break it up and make sure each cat had a cuddle and a word.

This morning, at 6:15, I think it happened all over again.  I had to contain Nienna in the bedroom, Miss Lilly in the bathroom, and calm Beau and Bisi down.  And I found a claw on top of Miss Lilly's head, stuck in her fur.

Sir wisely kept out of the whole thing.

I'm wondering if I should be isolating Lilly when I am not home.   Embarrassed
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2017, 12:56:47 PM »

Do any of the cats seem to be scared?

If not, my doctor told me that I should let Fri and Tuesy figure out their hierarchy on their own and not to interrupt it as that will only prolong the process.

That being said, Fri and Tuesy are about the same size.  If it had been between one of the boys and girls, I guess I would probably reluctantly separate them.  (I mean, in fact, that's what I do at my place since Jazza, Lulu and Chami are all a no-go with the orange boys, and I know Wednesday can cause harm.)

PITA, I know.


ETA:  Letting the boys fight it out did totally help the situation.  They still bicker every day  Tongue  but there are no more injuries (and no more injuries for me either, since breaking up a cat fight can put you in a situation, too  Tongue  )
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2017, 05:13:54 AM »

Have you considered having a latching screen door installed? If I remember correctly , 5catmom did that to separate Buffy from the girls & it worked. They could see & smell each other without being able to attack each other . Also try the feliway comfort zone spray , not the plugin . It is helping with Houdini , the magic basement ceiling feral cat . He has actually looked down at me 3 times .
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2017, 08:48:03 AM »

I'm more concerned because of Miss Lilly's age.  We have no idea how old she is, but I'm guessing she's pretty old.  Her fur is turning very silver at the tips, and she has been coughing an awful lot this week, and it sounds like there's a lot of water in her.  If I hadn't seen the vet every week for the last 6 weeks, I would take her in.  I probably should anyway.   Embarrassed
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2017, 09:30:11 PM »

{{{hugs}}} merrihart. Sounds really stressful for everyone involved. I hope Miss Lilly's cough gets better quickly.
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2017, 02:00:44 PM »

Oh yeah, Miss Lilly doesn't need that kind of extra stress.  Isolating her when you're not home is probably not a bad idea - she'll likely be sleeping anyway.  Is there a room with a window she could chill in?
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 10:29:49 AM »

Not without barring Bisi from the bed she loves and owns.  (mine)  That is something I have tried not to do, blocking Bisi from the bed.

A repeat has not happened, and whatever was going on seems to have died down, thankfully.  Lilly was fine yesterday, and I think she is going to the lower level, where it is really cool, to sleep in the afternoon.
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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 03:13:27 PM »

Good to hear things seem to have settled down.  Fingers crossed that it continues that way!
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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 02:18:41 PM »

I hope everything settles down and goes smoothly! Not always easy in cat groups, I know!
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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2017, 06:41:51 AM »

I need pictures.  I have gotten so far away from pictures, it's really hard to believe.   Huh

After battling diarrhea all summer long, worming and re-worming, and worrying about Trichamoasis, or however it's spelled, I have switched to Candidae limited ingredient PURE chicken, and it seems the diarrhea is going away.  I need to sit down and do an ingredient comparrison, to see what ingredient is setting my cats off.  Weruva and earthborn both gave them bad diarrhea this summer.  Lotus didn't seem to help either, though it could have, they just didn't like it much, either turkey or chicken.  I may try the smaller can of juicy chicken stew, once I'm sure their systems are calmed down.  Verus helped tremendously (I just don't like that it has cranberry in it).

So, I appear to be getting back to normal.  I still don't know if some creepy crawly got in them or if it is all food driven, but I guess at this stage, it doesnt matter.

Everyone seems happy and healthy at this time.
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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2017, 06:44:30 AM »

Glad you found a food they like & that things are improving!
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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2017, 01:34:28 PM »

So sorry you have had such difficulty with the diarrhea problem.  Did you have any stool cultures done?  It seems strange that all of the cats would have a problem with the same food.  I would wonder about some kind of GI infection or virus.
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2017, 06:26:34 PM »

I wondered the same thing - that it seems that all your cats were having an issue.  Whatever the case, I'm glad things are finally getting back to normal!

Yeah, I miss photos...  Undecided
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