There are a lot of topics at the moment which are dominating the site, and after a while, while the subject matter remains serious, I get fed up of
I didn't know what to do with myself, and I thought making a thread for people to have a group moan about little gripes that don't require their own
threads might be a constructive thing to do, sorry if I'm wrong!
Two weeks ago, we adopted a kitten from a woman a couple of towns over. She said he just needed a new home that was big enough for him, and with a
garden so he could go outside as he spent a lot of time at the window looking outside. She said he was really lovely and affectionate (which he is),
and really played up his good qualities (of which there are many). She also said he's been microchipped, castrated, wormed, and deflea-ed. So we
agreed the adoption would go ahead.
He came with everything. Food bowls, toys, tunnels, bed, litter trays even food.
Lots of food.
He's not even 6 months old. And it's kind of hard to hide two very obvious testicals on a cat. So he hadn't been 'done'. He's too young. She
admitted he was too young once he was here. I thought, "No big deal, I'll get him done after Christmas since he won't be going out till then
Then she got all his food out, food for cats with digestive issues. She says that if he has cat crunchies, they make him a bit farty. "No problem,"
I thought, "I can deal with cat guffs."
She really lays emphasis on his favourite food being a particular brand, and that he won't eat anything else. He only has a certain type of kitty
litter or he won't go. I know cats can be fussy about that kind of thing so I thought it was ok.
I did think it was weird however, that she was giving a 5 month old cat adult food.
So once she left, I continued per her instructions (she was his owner, she would know best, I thought) to feed him as she did. But he was pretty gassy
and pretty poopy.
I thought perhaps it was settling in issues. But it didn't go away.
I've changed his diet from adult food back to kitten food. After one day, his poops are already more formed.
I can't understand why she was giving him adult food, it's too rich for young cats.
There is only one place in my town that sells kitten food, and it happens to be a petrol garage rather than an actual supermarket.
It's slightly more expensive than adult cat food, and I can't help but wonder if this was a deciding factor on her part.
Perhaps he doesn't have digestive troubles, she just doesn't know how to properly care for a cat.
She said she found him at about 12 weeks old, and he was really ill. So she's only had him about 2 months before getting rid of him.
I was wondering perhaps that she found all the pooping a bit too much (she even took him to the vet who gave him some live cultures for his tummy -
which she didn't finish giving him) and so she decided to palm him off on someone else.
Well he's getting better now, and he's really a lovely, playful little fella.
Anyway, sorry to over-take the thread with my moan
Anyone got anything they want to get off their chest? The doctors are in the house