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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2018, 22:02:19 PM »
Thanks Sootyca  :shy:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2018, 21:39:20 PM »
 :hug: :hug: :hug:

Such a big difference in him - you don't notice the same when you see them daily, it's when you put photos side by side.

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2018, 20:46:23 PM »
Well, I couldn't believe it but Robbie has soldiered on all through the year, when he would go off his food, we'd either try a different
type or give him his steroid tablets for a few days, it's only been the last week he has been off usually finding vomit on the carpet
most mornings, I'll be going to the vet tomorrow to see if I can get something to get him to keep his food down.
I managed to get a photo of him in one of his favorite perches today, I then compared it to one taken 5 years ago, it's heartbreaking  :'(
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #107 on: February 06, 2018, 18:06:15 PM »
Thanks Sue  :shy:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2018, 17:47:31 PM »
Stuart, know too well how you'll be worrying like crazy.  It may not help you much, but we're all thinking of Robbie, and sending super strengff vibes for when his Dad is offshore.

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #105 on: February 06, 2018, 13:04:34 PM »
Oh well, it had to happen, Back to work tomorrow, for 3 weeks :(

Robbie is still Robbie, cleaning himself, eating plenty of soups (still don't know if he keeps it down, and what his toileting is like?)
Sleeping and Stretching, just being Robbie  :Luv:

His steroid tablets run out in 5 days time, so we will need to get more, just hope they keep working for as long as they can  :scared:

I would hate for things to go downhill when I am offshore  :'(

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #104 on: February 03, 2018, 13:17:15 PM »
Ooopsie! It's old age dontcha know. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I am glad that you have found something that Robbie will eat. :Luv:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #103 on: February 03, 2018, 08:39:48 AM »
Billy and Johnny was Hale and Pace ;)

they are the only ones I can think of that say "We know a song about that"

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #102 on: February 02, 2018, 18:02:16 PM »
Billy and Johnny was Hale and Pace ;)

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2018, 16:17:33 PM »
"We know a song about that, don't we children?"

Anyone remember The Harry Enfield Show? :shify:

LOL "Billy and Johnny"

OMG, I just bought Purina Gourmet crystal Soup for Robbie, he scoffed the lot and licked the plate, that's the first time since he decided to stay with us that he has cleaned a plate :O

he's away outside now, just hope he keeps it down :(

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2018, 05:47:06 AM »
"We know a song about that, don't we children?"

Anyone remember The Harry Enfield Show? :shify:
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2018, 05:47:06 AM »
At least that was easily remedied.   :hug:  (the flap - not you cracking on  ;))

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Re: Robbie losing weight
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #97 on: February 01, 2018, 19:52:46 PM »
Ooopsie. :evillaugh:
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #96 on: February 01, 2018, 17:22:29 PM »
OK I have discovered the cat flap issue is my fault  :doh:
It is a sureflap, the ones where you can control the time of the comings and goings, I remember a few days ago
playing about with the settings as it was windy and this was stopping the flap returning to closed position, I thought
I had returned it to it's Original setting, as my OH had to get out of bed at 1am to let Robert out, she checked the
setting tonight and noticed for exit, it was set not to open  :doh:

this has now been rectified  :innocent:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2018, 12:57:57 PM »
re chicken livers, I'd try lightly poaching them in water so the middles are still raw, as the smell seems stronger after cooking - they are very soft cooked this way so should blend easily
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2018, 12:54:04 PM »
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he has started doing is incessant meowing to get outside at all hours
don't know why he has stopped using his cat flap? he uses it to come back in]

Sounds like he may have had a bit of a confidence knock when using the flap.  That might be because of an encounter when leaving the house, or if he's having a low episode, feeling a bit under the weather and worried he can't make good his exit. 

Malt went through a phase of only going out if the patio doors were open, whilst using the flap to get back in.  In her case it was because she kept being ambushed by our neighbour's cat, who loathes her (poor little scrap - she's just a tot compared to him).

She can and does use the flaps, but prefers it if the door is left ajar.  Our kitchen is consequently always freezing at this time of year.....  :-:
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2018, 12:18:05 PM »
positive vibes for Robbie  :cat rub: :cat rub: :cat rub:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #92 on: February 01, 2018, 10:41:58 AM »
Thanks for the offer Paula, I have got loads of Soups cat foods here
will maybe try the chicken livers, would it be ok to give them raw?
Yes Heather, been slightly heating the food for a while, it does make a difference

He is still Robbie, Still cleaning himself, just wish he would eat a bit more :(
Only other thing he has started doing is incessant meowing to get outside at all hours
don't know why he has stopped using his cat flap? he uses it to come back in

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #91 on: January 29, 2018, 22:20:31 PM »
warm any food up, the smell may tempt him? :Luv:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #90 on: January 29, 2018, 21:55:10 PM »
I got a cat with an ulcerated tongue to lap up cat food liquidised with poached chicken liver- most cats love the smell and taste of liver
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2018, 19:17:26 PM »
It is mostly liquid, I think, not promising, I still have a few in the garage. Would you like me to post them up for him? Misa is back on normal diet.
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2018, 08:48:55 AM »
Have you tried the cat soup? It does have some lumps in it, but maybe you could mash them a bit. Misa loved them just after his teeth were removed and his gums ulcerated.

Hi Paula, that is the main thing he laps up, loves it, but still won't eat the meaty bits, I tried putting a couple of satchets in the blender but he just turned his nose up

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2018, 07:00:21 AM »
Just sending love and gentle ear rubs for Robbie.   :cat rub: :cat rub:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2018, 06:28:08 AM »
Have you tried the cat soup? It does have some lumps in it, but maybe you could mash them a bit. Misa loved them just after his teeth were removed and his gums ulcerated.
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2018, 21:49:44 PM »
Thanks Yvonne  :shy:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2018, 20:38:28 PM »
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #83 on: January 28, 2018, 20:34:27 PM »
I tried that Liz, used the nutribullet, he just turned his nose up at it, and the Complivit he won't touch  :(

Glad Jester is Soldiering on  :Luv:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #82 on: January 28, 2018, 19:45:28 PM »
Liquidise the food with a little water then he can drink all his dinner = Jester is currently drinking his with added Complivit food supplement :)
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2018, 19:20:15 PM »
hmm, just wished they would, I'd hate to think what he would be like without them  :'(

Robbie is currently just licking the liquids/gravy etc, only solids he will eat is Asda treats

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2018, 23:55:46 PM »
steroids are great Stuart and make such a difference :hug:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2018, 09:57:08 AM »
stuart we had the exact same thing with our Oscar, he had a few good months between diagnosis and making the call - he loved his food and they day that stopped I knew it was time but he had a good life until then, he didn't know he was ill and the vet assured us he felt no pain.  sounds like Robbie doesn't know he is ill either and long may it continue

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #78 on: January 23, 2018, 09:54:34 AM »
It's all about quality of life.  If he's mousing, he's enjoying himself.  :) :hug:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2018, 09:26:11 AM »
Thanks guys, he sulked for quite some time last night and refused to come in

I'm pretty sure the steroids are working and making him feel better now,
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2018, 08:41:08 AM »
Stuart I am so sorry  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2018, 08:40:33 AM »

Oh Stuart.  I'm so very sorry to hear this :(

Poor Robbie.  Thank heaven he has such a doting family who know him well.  You are  very much in my thoughts  :hug: :hug:
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2018, 23:24:44 PM »
So sorry to hear that it is such awful news, I'll be thinking of you all. :care: :care: :care: I know that Robbie will receive the very best of love and care for as long as it takes and you will both know when the time is right to let Robbie go. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2018, 18:38:32 PM »
Stuart so sorry to hear this about darling Robbie sending hugs to you, Carol, Marissa and Robbie x

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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2018, 18:10:50 PM »
Stuart, I'm gutted for you, your OH and Robbie.  I know this is something you've probably considered and dreaded hearing.  Noting we say will alter how you're feeling now, but genuinely, you've cared so much for Robbie, and he's known such love and affection and care whilst he's shared your lives.  That much, you couldn't better if you tried.  :hug: :hug:  I'm so sorry the news is so devastating.


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Re: Robbie losing weight
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2018, 17:27:25 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear this, hope you get some quality time with him
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