pregnant Cat prroblem ...a dilemma
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:56 AM
She doesn't stay at your house. She is not feral. She belongs to someone and is just very friendly. They are probably waiting for the blessed event.
I can't believe you are considering surgery on someone elses cat.
If you must, do as one of my neighbors did. Have the kittens and then have the whole lot of them spayed and neutered. My neighbor then learned the tough lesson not to feed strays regularly.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:23 PM
Other than that, it's not your cat, and I can't believe you think you have the right to make a decision on this.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:04 AM
t be sooo lonely I will help with the spaing and finding homes for them,,,,maybe you will get lucky and she will have the at her owners house
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:59 PM
I'm afraid that she is an inexpierenced mom ,or the kits were still born, or something found them and ate them ...so much for not taking her to the shelter or a vet..............................
To the Cookie monster : I asked the neighbor kids ( the best grapevine I know of) and they had seen her and thought her a stray ..also I have a car but NEEDED ADVICE and DIRECTIONS to the BEST VET not your threat to remove my body parts
To soljijic : again I have a car and PLENTY of money ....I know the animal community here and have chipped in on various pet projects ......your negativity not appreciated
and why would I have a pet carrier when I don't have a pet ?????????????
I would like to thank Rev, Lexie,Natasha, sundown, and art snob for their HELPFUL suggestions and end with I WILL FEED ANY OF GOD'S CREATURES THAT SHOW UP AT MY DOOR HUNGRY ..hummers,bats, cats , dogs and people and will continue to help the lost , hurt, and abandoned .......( except rats ,roaches,flys,scorpians and mosquitoes)
I may take her to a vet (advice and $%&/() proof directions please) and who knows ,I may have been adopted by a cat
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:26 PM
Let us know the next chapter in this gal's story.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:49 PM
cats and women will do what they want and the sooner dogs and men understand this , the better they will they will get along
I have to laugh, Gravy. That little pregnant gal, who could figure her out? At your door one day, off to someone else's another. And now she she shows up a little more svelte? I do--and most of us will--worry about where her kits are and how they're faring. But you did the best you could and asked for advice and got it big time--and then had to decide who was right. While the cat went blithely on her way.
Let us know the next chapter in this gal's story.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:11 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:57 AM
You can take her to Ladron's for spaying, but will need to make an appointment (765-5940). Do not give her any food or water after midnight the day of her appointment. If you need a cage, I have one I will loan you. Ladron's is next to the Animal Shelter. Get on the carretera to go to Wal-Mart; keep going past Wal-Mart, Super Lake and Mirasol. Go past the 7-11 on your right to the Animal Shelter. The Animal Shelter will be on your right past the lumber yard. Ladron's is right next to it. There is parking out front.
Cats are a joy to have and will give you hours of companionship, which is why I have 4. Have you named the kitty?
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:47 PM
I had a stray female cat show up at my house and when I was able to touch her and she sat in my lap, I took her to Dr. Peppy and had her spayed and innoculated. I let her go back to freedom after she had the stitches removed. She moved in my house and is now my inside cat. I will continue to take care of the strays and neuter when necessary. As far as I'm concerned, I don't need anybody's permission. I am doing the right thing for the animal!
Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:17 PM
On the other hand, if you find the babies or you figure out that she is in fact nursing, then you neeed to wait until the kittens are weaned. No reliable veterinarian wants to spay a cat while it is lactating (dangerous), and of course until the babies are eating other food they could starve. Weaning occurs about 6 -7 weeks, and then she needs 2 weeks for her milk to dry up. By then, of course, she will have come into heat again but since gestation is approx. 66 days, there will be time to spay her before her new pregnancy advances too far.
Good luck either way!
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:05 PM
Anyone who knows cats knows the best pets are the cats that choose you.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:11 PM
Sorry, Natasha, I don't know anything about mother cats with nursing kittens. The females I've had for over 20 years have all been spayed before they ever had any kittens. I'm glad someone on this board knows about what to do. Thank you for posting.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:13 PM
he thought my idea of taking her to the vet and seeing if she needed any shots etc before then was sound ...
it's a sad place with all the kitties wanting a forever home and I hurried out after buying whiskas cat food and a collar to put my info on just in case she does have a home ........she visits now in the early morning with the hummer mob and returns at dusk with the flying pigs ..she's facinated by them but hasn't bothered them ........if I had someones email , I would send a picture so it could be posted here ...I've tried and it's beyond me .......
NOW GO PLAYWITH OR ADOPT A KITTY from the shelter ....lot's all eager
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:52 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:10 PM
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