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Soubriquet Sun 27-Nov-16 13:49:31

we should hopefully be getting this little boy. Meet Blue. A one year old moggy. He was picked up as a tiny stray and was nearly pts as a kitten because he has IBS. His lovely nature has saved him. He will need a special diet and steroids when it flares up but he's never had a home because of this. He is a lot smaller that those photos show. He weighs 2.2kg and is all skin and bone. We are hoping with a controlled diet like he is on already and a home with as little stress as possible, he will gain some weight.

Tootsie is going to spit feathers.... But look how fucking smug Dh is. It will be his cat you see. He and toots have never gelled properly

Any tips on introducing them?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:55:19

He's a beautiful cat.

Soubriquet Sun 27-Nov-16 13:58:14

He is lovely. Really sweet. All he wanted was cuddles and fuss

Rosierose98 Sun 27-Nov-16 13:59:36

No tips but just wanted to say how lovely it is that you have decided to give that beautiful little furball of love a forever home flowers

FizzBombBathTime Sun 27-Nov-16 14:02:47


Soubriquet Sun 27-Nov-16 14:03:26

Thank you

I know it's going to be hard

But I've had an incontient dog and the current cat we have has to be controlled by diet too so it's not a big jump to have an IBS car

LivingInMidnight Sun 27-Nov-16 14:40:28

He's so fluffy! He looks lovely. Good luck!

Soubriquet Sun 27-Nov-16 14:42:03

Thank you. Our home check is between now and the 15th so we will find out soon enough

We will be his first ever home if successful. He's never even been fostered as people keep offering then backing out when his problems become known

LivingInMidnight Sun 27-Nov-16 14:51:14

sad poor little thing. I got a cat in September who's never had a home before, she was found at 5 months and then in the shelter for almost a year. She's like a kitten now, investigating everything. She also has some stomach problems because of parasites from eating meat thrown out of a butchers. She's parasite free now but she has stomach problems when she's stressed, although fortunately she hasn't since she came here (I don't know how, she was terrified).

I think having a home will make a huge difference!

Soubriquet Sun 27-Nov-16 14:53:44

I'm hoping so

Going to discuss with the centre about putting him on a raw diet and see if that makes any change

They have him on the Royal canin gastro intestinal food at the moment

FuzzyWizard Sun 27-Nov-16 15:29:50

I'd definitely try him on something grain free, which the royal canin food isn't. I don't personally raw feed but I know people who have had miraculous results with raw food. My cat's favourite food is cheap Whiskas biscuits (what she was fed at the shelter). I bought a bag when we got her as that what she had been used to but her poos were really smelly and loose and kept getting stuck in her fluffy little bloomers on her hind legs. Switched her to a grain free, mainly wet food diet and have seen a huge improvement. Might help a cat with ibs too. I occasionally let her have a small handful of the biscuits we have left as a treat but have to be careful as if she has too many we end up with poo issues again.

FuzzyWizard Sun 27-Nov-16 15:34:45

Forgot to say he's a lovely looking cat. He reminds me a lot of my lovely girl. With the ibs keep a careful eye on the fur around his rear end. Mine can get herself into a bit of a prickly if her poos are loose as the fur around her bottom, tail and hind legs is especially long and fluffy. I have to keep it groomed well to keep it clean and prevent matts from starting to form.

LivingInMidnight Sun 27-Nov-16 16:31:29

I've been giving her thrive wet without any problems, but I'm letting her have some food that isn't grain free. She still has the royal canin gastro intestinal dry and James wellbeloved dry. Recently tried the James wellbeloved wet which was well received. I adopted another cat at the same time (his problem was with his skin/coat) and he's liked it too. To be honest I've struggled to find other decent complete wet food, most of it is supplementary.

The shelter said she only ate dry food, but here she will literally eat anything she sees now (whether edible or not). Zooplus has worked out cheaper for everything. I've considered raw but I've been vegetarian most of my life so it would be difficult. Still debating it.

Soubriquet Sun 27-Nov-16 16:35:08

Thank you for your advice

I've seen a company who sells raw mince suitable for cats in a little pre-packed pouch which minimises how much I have to faff around with it

Will speak to the rescue before any major changes though

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 27-Nov-16 20:12:42

He's a pretty cat. If he hates being in the shelter his stomach problems may be alleviated a bit by being in a stable home ( unless him and existing cat fall out big time. I think you need to do the slow introduction thing, but you are so kind to choose a hard to home cat.

Soubriquet Sat 03-Dec-16 09:36:49

Home check today!!

Fingers crossed it goes well and this little boy will be ours

Gatekeeper Sat 03-Dec-16 09:40:58

he is lovely!!! Good luck with today

by the way... your husband ain't bad either wink

Soubriquet Sat 03-Dec-16 09:42:03

Ah thank you grin

Knittedfrog Sat 03-Dec-16 09:45:16

Good luck. He deserves a loving home and yours certainly sounds perfect for him.

Soubriquet Sat 03-Dec-16 10:25:19

Home checked passed! We will be able to collect him at some point next week grin

LivingInMidnight Sat 03-Dec-16 10:31:48

Congratulations! grin

TroysMammy Sat 03-Dec-16 10:34:10

Yay. Pleased for you all. Seeing the look on you DP's face Blue is going to be one spoilt pussy cat.

Soubriquet Sat 03-Dec-16 10:39:03

Oh god he will

Dh has always said "I'm not a cat person" hmm

Yes ok dear.

UnbornMortificado Sat 03-Dec-16 10:43:16

Oh he's beautiful congrats soub

I'm not allowed a cat until I divorce DH so I live vicariously via the litter tray.

Soubriquet Sat 03-Dec-16 10:58:00

Mean Dh! How can he deprive a cat slave of its owner shock

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