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  • kitten limping after jabs?

    My kitten is nearly 10 wks, had her first jabs on friday.

    She's been fine up until now. Today she has been more sleepy, not keen on playing, miowing for no real reason. In the past hour she has started limping, holding her front paw in air. I've managed to get her to eat a little today and she has drunk a little water but im concerned not as much as usual but she is peeing and pooing ok. I have exams until 5pm tomorrow, is it ok to take her to the vet then or shall i try to a)get her to emergency vet tonight or see if a friend can take her to vets earlier tomorrow?

    Thanks for advice!

    2 AnswersCats9 years ago
  • How long to get rid of fleas?

    I got a new kitten one week ago. Of course I found she had fleas. I treated her the next day with spot on flea treatment, I also sprayed all the bedding, furniture and carpets with flea spray and combed her out.

    2 days later, we had a check and she still had a couple of fleas hopping around in her fur. So I placed some more spot on in her ruff. And again treated all the furnishings.

    Its been another 2 days now and a recheck has shown reduction in amount of flea dirt and she is scratching less but there are still a couple hopping around!

    I was under the impression that spot on acted within 12-24h to kill all fleas. Given she has had two treatments now why won't they die!! Is it worth treating again or do I just need to give it some time?

    3 AnswersCats9 years ago
  • whats the difference between portal and half life?

    So confused! I know ' the cake is a lie' thing is from one of them, and isnt there a master chief in another (oh or is he halo??) or a man with glasses? Are they the saaame? Also are they recommended to be played? and on what platform do you play it/them?

    the internet is being vague, thanks for any explanations

    6 AnswersVideo & Online Games1 decade ago
  • what type of car does tom cruise drive in 'War of the Worlds'?

    black with yellow stripes, driven right at the beginning by him and his 'son' in the 2005 version War of the Worlds

    2 AnswersOther - Car Makes1 decade ago
  • Cats driving me crazy!! Please help!?

    I have Morty (7 months) and Riley (4 months) and they've been really fantastic until the past month or so.

    -They have torn a massive hole on the underside of the sofa, regularly climb into the sofa and wreak everything inside. Despite numerous repairs (they broke through x2) and barriers (which they can destroy)

    -They regularly jump up on the counters in the kitchen, climb into the fridge, cupboards, even onto the hob and yes Riley has singed a paw by stepping on a cooling down hot-plate!

    -They pull all the toilet roll off and scrap it all up the bathroom

    -They climb into the toilet and make wet paw prints everywhere

    -Riley scratches and climbs the wall paper, climbs curtains

    -They jump into laundry baskets, and destroy my housemate's tights

    -They scratch shoes and bags

    -They miow and scamper throughout the night waking me up at least every 2-3 hours, they wake me at 5am every morning without fail

    -They chew wires, they've wrecked 2 sets of headphones...

    - They jump under the duvet and attack my feet most mornings

    -If placed anywhere to try and stop naughty behaviour they completely wreck the carpets

    anyway you get the point

    The boys have 3 scratching posts, one in each room which they happily use regularly

    I have covered key scratching areas with 'paws away' sticky tape, sprayed with bitter apple

    I have sprayed cables/wires across the house with bitter apple, and then smeared with vaseline

    I have consistently said NO! or ah ah ah to them when doing naughty things such as sofa/counter problems

    I have recently started using a water spray to discourage the sofa/counter issues

    I play with them for several hours a day give them lots of cuddles and kisses etc, Morty is adorable and plays fetch etc etc

    They are always well fed, watered and cared for

    They carry on regardless! They LIKE the bitter apple and vaseline, they LIKE being sprayed in water etc I have no idea what to do with them!! Nothing will stop my crazy cats!

    The only option I feel left with is to put them outside for a few hours a day, I am reluctant to do this because Riley is still little, and there are train tracks and light car traffic about 800 yards out the back. The naughty behaviour is only when I am in the house, so if I put them outside I wont get to see them or play with them much at all.

    If there are any suggestions please help!

    The main issues are


    Toilet roll (costing a fortune)


    Waking me up at night

    Thanks for any suggestions!

    PS Morty has had the snip, riley is still too young but will be snipped as soon as he turns 5 months!

    PPS I trim their claws regularly

    9 AnswersCats1 decade ago
  • Osmolarity, water dissociation?

    Just reading about NaCl disociating into water, giving osmolarity of 2.

    Doesnt water disocciate in water? Doesnt water have an osmolarity? Surely some H2O would contain H+ and O2-???

    1 AnswerChemistry1 decade ago
  • Advice on kitten fighting!!?

    I have had a male kitten for a week (he's now 8 weeks) he settled in fine, has always been a rough player, likes to pounce and attack hands/feet etc which was fine, mostly!

    However, my housemate has just got a female kitten. We were told she was 7 weeks but looking at her we think must be about 5/6 weeks, she's about half the size of the male.

    We've tried to introduce them gradually but everytime they meet the male taps her on the head and back (no claws) leaps on top of her, holds her down 'bites' her neck and ears and kicks her with his back legs.

    She tries to fight back but is so tiny he completely crushes her! She makes growling mewing noises and hisses. She tries to escape him for a bit but as soon as they are reintroduced he goes at her again!!

    Im not sure if they are play fighting as neither use claws but he seems to be so rough on her and I dont know if her growling is normal or a noise of distress (she's quite noisy and growls normally anyway...)

    Oh ive tried clapping at them and sprinkling water on the male but he CANNOT be distracted from harrassing her!

    I dont know whether it's best to let them continue, and sort their issues out and just hope he doesnt hurt her, but equally i dont know whether she's getting too stressed or even if she 'wants' to play with him as she cries if they're kept separated!! argh!!!

    Advice appreciated! Keep them together and let them fight, or keep them apart and have her crying....

    6 AnswersCats1 decade ago
  • Difference between haemorrhagic & Ischemic stroke on CT?

    Any medical professionals out there who can give me a way to distinguish between haemorrhagic stroke and Ischaemic/thromboembolic stroke on CT scan?


    4 AnswersOther - Diseases1 decade ago
  • Where does the word 'dad' come from?

    I can understand how mum/mom can come from mama or mother. But no matter how I think about it, how do we get 'dad' from 'father'?? Anyone know when this word came into use and where it came from?

    3 AnswersWords & Wordplay1 decade ago
  • Best way to cover permanent hair dye accident?

    A while ago I was stupid enough to try to dye my hair blonde. My natural colour is dark brown. Needless to say, it went horribly wrong and i ended up a weird shade of gingery/blonde. My hair's also in a pretty bad state, very dry.

    Now I need to cover up the gingerness, which is best for my hair? A permanent brown on top or semi-permanent every few months?

    Any advice appreciated!

    10 AnswersHair1 decade ago
  • Confused about what's going on with Bleach? (anime)?

    Okay so a few weeks ago everyone was in Hueco Mundo rescuing Inoue. And now everything's fine, the world is safe from Aizen and they're faffing around with this blonde girl? What's up with that!? Have i missed loads of episodes or something? What happend to the world being destroyed by that key and whatnot. Really confused!!!

    5 AnswersComics & Animation1 decade ago
  • Need help! Recipe Ideas?

    Ok so here's what's in stock:

    -One baking potato

    -4 mushrooms


    -Can of kidney beans

    -Can of chopped tomatoes

    -2 Eggs

    -Various sauces- soy, oxo cubes, tomato puree, gravy powder, vinegar, ketchup

    Any ideas for a meal i could make with this poor malnourished student's food!?

    3 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • Looking for a childhood book-weasels in it!?

    Ive tried searching google but nothing is coming up.

    The book had a black and dark blue cover. I think it was a sillhouette of a tower/ castle. I think the title could be something like "Weasel Tower".

    Basically it's about this kid (there might be many kids) who go into this strange world of weasels and stoats, in a dark and magical kingdom. The stoats/weasels are warriors, patrolling the forest. The kid needs to get into the tower/castle for some magical reason.

    That's all i can remember! I loved that book...

    If this vague info reminds anyone of the book please help out! I really want to read it again!

    1 AnswerBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Installing ubuntu when my laptop cant run from CD?

    My friend sent me a link to try out ubuntu on my old laptop. Thing is, the download tried to get me to burn it onto CD- well my laptop has lost the capacity to burn or even read any CDs.

    Is there a way i can download and directly install ubuntu onto it without the use of CDs??

    4 AnswersSoftware1 decade ago
  • Why is vista so so so so pants?

    Got a new laptop 3 days ago and was forced to have vista on it, psh.

    So far ive had 3 BSODs, 4 startups where it goes "ooh ooh something's wrong but i wont tell you what or why". It's REALLY slow and now it's stopped playing my music. Just, stopped. Fine. FINE.

    Damn you vista! you've taken my money, my time and now you've taken my MUSIC!

    3 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • Michel Foucault on the interpretation of the self with particular reference to sexual identities. comments?

    particular interest in his theories in the history of sexuality- uses of pleasure.

    1 AnswerPhilosophy1 decade ago
  • Moving firefox bookmarks from one comp to another?

    Hi i copied the whole mozilla profile folder from my old computer running XP, to the desktop of my new computer running Vista. Now ive no idea how to get my new firefox to notice my old bookmarks from the copied folder.

    Do i need to move the folder somewhere or is there an option within firefox to do this?


    2 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
  • Loading/Saving in a DOS game?

    I've got monkey island 2, a DOS game and it runs fine with 'scummvm'. Only thing is, i press F5 to save the game, but if i close the programme at all and try to load a save game- there's nothing there!? Is there a way to save a DOS game so i can actually reload it, or do i need to type in a directory or something? Any help appreciated!

    2 AnswersVideo & Online Games1 decade ago
  • How to discharge static electricity?

    I've been accumulating a horrific static electricity problem on my hairbrush, some of my clothes and also the blanket i wear on my bed. It's becoming a real hassle for me. I've tried discharging by placing the objects on metal objects but nothing has helped (i assume im doing it wrong).

    Is there anything available in the home i can discharge these things on or do i need to insulate myself in a plastic box or something? It's driving me insane!

    8 AnswersPhysics1 decade ago