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I think the cat is immortal...

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25kilopumpkin Thu 20-Oct-11 22:30:02

Firstly, I won't hurt him, however, beginning to loathe the cat. Hideous weeping scabs, violent vomiting usually during dinner with guests ir over kids new toys, cries to go out then immediately back in over and over again, forcing us to repeatedly get up off couch. Poos in tray whenever we have guests (rare), vet (s) say he is fine in himself. It's 13 yrs old and I think will bury us all...

TheOriginalFAB Fri 21-Oct-11 13:54:19


He clearly is upset about something. I suggest you give them cat to someone who will care and look after him.

25kilopumpkin Fri 21-Oct-11 14:03:17

I swear blind we do care for him and look after him!! We spent £1500 on an operation recently even though we are broke, and he has the food he likes, lots of treats and a lovely rug that is regularly washed in special "cat friendly" washing powder so as not to irritate him further. That does not however, stop him doing my head in...

25kilopumpkin Fri 21-Oct-11 14:04:16

Vet said he is "more than happy" we probably have spoiled him actually

ColdSancerre Fri 21-Oct-11 14:04:54

Is he perhaps starting with senility? It does happen to them I think.

25kilopumpkin Fri 21-Oct-11 14:21:57

Starting with?? He's been senile for years I reckon, eg: staring at NOTHING on the wall for ages? Although some other people have said their cats do this also? I'll only put him to sleep if he's in pain or something btw

ColdSancerre Fri 21-Oct-11 14:43:29

Yes, bonkers behaviour such as staring at walls is normal for cats.

When my much missed old boy started with senility it was more wandering around wailing then stopping when he saw you (looking for reassurance?), randomly pooing on the doormat 10% of the time yet using the tray fine the other 90% etc.

And the 'I want to go out, no I want to come back in, no actually I want to stand half in and half out with the door open because I have a fur coat and don't care that you're cold' is normal cat behaviour whatever their age.

oopslateagain Fri 21-Oct-11 14:58:41

"Hideous weeping scabs" and the vet isn't worried? confused

Everything else sounds perfectly normal. Our old cat constantly wants in, then out, then in, then out... he stares at a spot on the wall until we start to stare at it too. grin

We have three cats. We are constantly clearing up sick. One will ALWAYS poo while guests are here, and it is rank.

It's part and parcel of having a cat.

25kilopumpkin Fri 21-Oct-11 17:32:04

Been to several vets actually, all basically say he is in no distress and its just gross for us but he doesn't care?! Last one we went to gave him steroids and anti-biotics but agreed he is basically just old. He poos, eats, sleeps ok and is in no pain so no action required. But,but,but it's just so disgusting some mornings poo, puke and scabs, I have 3 dc under 5.... Ho hum just moaning

LaurieFairyCake Fri 21-Oct-11 17:33:59

What are the scabs????

Fleas, eczema??

25kilopumpkin Fri 21-Oct-11 17:44:23

He has not got fleas, mites or ticks, certainly looks like eczema to me but vets won't say y or n

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