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    Lost our foster kitten to FKS yesterday

    I am so sorry 😞 thank you for taking them in and showing them love, even for the short duration that you had them. Fostering is hard and heart breaking and not many will prepare you for it but do know that you did nothing wrong and kittens are just so fragile. We’ve fostered well over 100...
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    Microchip caused a growth/tumor

    Thank you all for your kind wishes for my kitty! He came home yesterday from his surgery and is doing well. The vet said it was all fibrous scar tissue encapsulating the microchip and 100% looked like just a reaction to the chip itself. has anyone been given Metacam for their kitties...
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    Is it really ringworm, or something entirely different?

    Hi, I've dealt with ringworm more than i'd like to admit (perks of fostering in Southern US, I guess!). I've had ringworm kitties with scabs and kitties with just round, hairless areas so it's really hard to tell from your picture. How long has treatment been going on? Oral meds work but you...
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    Microchip caused a growth/tumor

    Hi friends, As the title states, my cats microchip is now encapsulated by hard tissue and is scheduled to be removed this week! A little backstory: my cat is 9 years old and was microchipped before he turned 1 by his rescue. Over the years his microchip has migrated from in between his...
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    Lost our foster kitten to FKS yesterday

    Hi y’all, my husband and I had a rough day yesterday. We lost our 2 week old foster kitten “Thomas.” He was a singleton and cared for by his wonderful mama cat but started losing weight earlier in the week. His mom also took on a four week old runt who was the same size as Thomas. I’m not sure...
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    Going On Vacation For The First Time

    I’ve thought about a pet sitter but having a total stranger in our home makes me a little uneasy. I’ll ask for company recommendations nearby and see if we can utilize them. I do like the idea of a trained professional and someone I can bug for updates a little more than my neighbor
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    Going On Vacation For The First Time

    Hey everyone! I’m a long time lurker of The Cat Site and a proud kitty mama of four cats. My husband and I will be going out of town next month and leaving our cats home for the first time ever! I was thinking of having my neighbor come by daily to check food, water and litter boxes (she, too...
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    Portosystemic Shunts

    I would hold off on the vaccinations right now. They really bothered my kitten and sent him into a seizure because of "toxin overload." Also, hold off on the neuter as it is not imperative right now. Liver shunt pets have a really, really hard time coming out of anesthesia and I would do a lot...
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    Portosystemic Shunts

    I know I just messaged you but I'll also respond here just in case another shunt owner comes across this post looking for help. Yes you would give the .5 ml every hour until they have a bowel movement and then back off and continue with their normal lactulose and meal schedule
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    Portosystemic Shunts

    Hi there, We've learned a great deal of information through a very supportive group of liver shunt pet owners. They alone have saved thousands of lives with the protocol that has been established by expert vets on liver shunts. Please find them on Facebook and post your pets story and any...
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    Our first pregnant foster cat

    Oh ok. I went back and offered her more, she only took an additional 2.5mL's and then fell asleep so I put her back with mom and she started to nurse. Should I assume she will need to be fed in four hours, or should I weigh her first to see if she has eaten on her own??
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    Our first pregnant foster cat

    Hi again! Jingles kittens are now 18 days old! Everyone is doing great except the one female. She gained only 4 grams yesterday and lost 2 today, she weighs 312 grams. I stepped in and just fed her 8.5 mL's. She took to the syringe very quickly and lapped up every drop I gave. I stopped at 8.5...
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    Our first pregnant foster cat

    One question....do the kittens need a heat source when mama is out of the nest? Sometimes when I peek in on her she is outside of the nest laying down. Is this OK? I have felt the kittens and they seem OK, huddled in a group together.
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    Our first pregnant foster cat

    A little update! I was able to weigh all kittens while mom ate her wet food. ALL have gained at least 9 grams! I am so relieved. Mama cat seems happier now that I have let her settle down. She is still very protective when we are near her babies so we are only handling them while she is busy...
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    Our first pregnant foster cat

    Thank you, everyone!! The advice and encouragement helps me more than you know! I feel so bad for her, I wish she knew we were just trying to help her out. I will let her rest for today and hopefully she will ease up soon. She purrs when I talk to her and even seems like she wants to love me...
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