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  1. shadowsrescue

    Stray kitty with a broken tail

    I had a stray cat a few years ago that needed an extensive surgery. He too had to wear a cone. It was so very very hard. The cat was very stressed out by the cone and my emotions made it worse. I had my DH take over. Things greatly improved! I also bought a soft sided cone for him. It...
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    Help catching my semi feral cat.

    Have you tried a drop trap? You could also try to feed in an unset trap or a medium sized dog carrier. It does take a few days or so, but it can work. The dog carriers are nice and tall, but not a crate. They are made of thick plastic. If you can get close enough to get the door closed...
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    Outdoor to Indoor litter box ideas

    I moved 3 years ago and brought 3 feral cats who had lived outside for over 7 years on my deck. None had ever lived inside a house. I moved them into my house 2 months before I moved. I gave them a cleaned out bedroom with some of their favorite outside furniture. They adjusted to the litter...
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    Outdoor to Indoor litter box ideas

    All the feral/strays I have brought in throughout the years have all taken to the litter box quite easily. I always started with Litter Attract and used it straight. Two litter boxes are a must. If she would pee/poop outside the litter box just sop up the pee with a paper towel and bury a...
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    Feral barely eating

    You could try to get a de wormer such as dontral. It has a very very nasty taste and is really hard to disguise. I have broken the tablet in half and placed in a gel capsule and then into a pill pocket. I believe there are some dewormers that are liquid that might work too. They can be mixed...
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    Help! Cat is having kittens under hood of my vehicle

    Could you do a search on rescue groups in your area and reach out for some help? This is a tricky situation. You certainly do not want to drive the car if there are kittens inside the engine. Do you have the group NextDoor in your area where you could reach out for some help. There may be...
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    Stray cat very distressed

    This is what male cats that are not neutered do. They yowl, howl, go stir crazy wanting out and also fight. Please keep him separated from your other cats. He will settle after the neuter, but it takes 3 or so weeks for the hormones to settle. He will need to be kept separated from your...
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    Feral in my garage

    When trapping difficult to trap cats, the key is to try many different things until you find one that works. What kind of stinky foods have you tried? I would with hold food for a day and get some Kentucky Fried chicken. Make sure it is warm so he can really smell it. Also keep trying to...
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    Any advice helping a stray/ near feral transition into home life

    Is it possible to give him a room of his own? Most cats do best when they are confined to a small space until they adjust. I prefer using a spare bedroom or other small room if possible. The one caveat though is to be sure that if there is a bed in the room, you either pick it up off the...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    This is just the best news!! Yea Lucky! So happy he is well and happy.
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    Feral in my garage

    I would line the bottom of the trap with puppy pee pads. Then you can make a trail of food leading to the back on top of the pee pads. You can start with the trap unset if needed. I have read that Kentucky Fried Chicken is truly a winner. I do think you should try to withhold food for a...
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    Feral in my garage

    I would suggest calling a rescue group and seeing if someone is willing to help you. Explain that you are moving and want to take him along, but have not had success in trapping. Someone with lots of experience might come out to help you. Have you tried really really stinky food in the...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    He is just the cutest thing! Hope the fecal is all normal. Enjoy this precious time with kitten fun!
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    @Andrea_Lucky How is Lucky doing?
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    Newly rescued feral kittens throwing up

    I would get them to the vet for parasite testing or at least take a sample of the stool for testing. It could be worms or coccidia or something else. I would not vaccinate until they are healthier. Here is another similar thread...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    When my son's cats had coccidia it took quite awhile for the stool to form. If you can get some S. boullardi is wonderful for cats with diarrhea and cats with coccidia. I use the Jarrow brand and just sprinkle some right into the food. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OVW0E/?tag=thecatsite I...
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    Moving Feral Cats

    If you can get them into an empty room it makes it much easier. I had to drug 3 of them to get them to my new house. Ask the vet for 100mg gabapentin capsules. Don't open the capsule. I wrap mine in cheese or plain cooked chicken. I offer a few pieces of the chicken or cheese first and then...
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    Moving Feral Cats

    I would ask the vet for some gabapentin. It makes the cat kind of loopy. I have used it to get feral cats that now live inside my house to the vet. It often takes 2 doses ( one the night before and one the next morning). I have then been able to scoop the cat up and put directly into the...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    Can you look up bone broth? It is very nourishing and helpful for sick kitties. You can make your own, but it takes time. Most pet stores these days sell it. He might lap it up. The Albon is nasty and needs to be syringed into the mouth. I would follow it up with something yummy such as...
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    Rescued feral kitten keeps throwing up

    Here is an older thread about coccidia with some links to come good info. Coccidia in kittens Last year my son adopted 2 7 week old kittens. Both had coccidia. Lots of vomit and terrible diarrhea that was so smelly. He used Albon for 2 weeks along with S. boullardi. Both got better after a...
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