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  1. Kareywood

    Switch from free feeding to twice a day

    Our 16 year old cat Zax is mainly eating canned/ wet food. We also leave a bowl of kibble out for him all the time because vet said getting anything into him is better than nothing. He sees an internal medicine specialist tomorrow so hopefully she will have some good suggestions too! Zax...
  2. Kareywood

    Switch from free feeding to twice a day

    Thanks for sending links to the articles, mrsgreenjeens! will review them this evening. oof! 4 pounds overweight at one year! I don’t think my kittens are quite that overweight (yet anyway). They go to the vet for their annual exam next month so we will see…
  3. Kareywood

    Switch from free feeding to twice a day

    Thanks for replying furballsmom! The babies don’t seem to be big fans of canned food-we’ve tried all types of meats and many different brands. we put out just half a 5.3 ounce can for the four of them each morning and they always leave a little bit on the plate which we pick up and throw away...
  4. Kareywood

    Switch from free feeding to twice a day

    Hello. I found a 7 month old stray kitten in April 2021. Nobody claimed her and we couldn’t find her owner so we kept her. She surprised us by turning out to be pregnant. She had 4 kittens and they just turned one year old a couple months ago. we opted to keep mama and all four kittens...
  5. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    My 4 kittens are now 6 months old. They’re busy and so fun to watch and mom Nyxie is a love bug! Happy holidays!
  6. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    All 4 kittens have now been spayed/neutered, as has mom. It’s been a struggle keeping them calm and quiet for the first week after surgery! All had no complications from being altered and continue to grow and play!
  7. Kareywood

    Any way to tell what color/pattern the dad was?

    Thanks, willowy! I will have to look up blue cats-not sure what that is. One of our neighbors said they have seen a big mostly black stray cat running in their front yard. I bet that’s the father! I also did not know 2 short haired cats could have a long haired cat. The 2 boy kittens seem...
  8. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    Thanks for the replies! Mom Nyxie is still pretty patient when the kittens try to nurse so I’ll just let them be! Nyxie was just a baby herself when she gave birth but she’s been a good mom 😀
  9. Kareywood

    Any way to tell what color/pattern the dad was?

    Hi I found a stray 7 or 8 month old kitten in my back yard in April. We decided to keep her and she turned out to be pregnant. She had 4 kittens. We will be keeping mom and all 4 kittens (all will be indoors only, spayed/ neutered, and we have a big house , enough money to care for them...
  10. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    My litter from a stray cat is now 13.5 weeks old. Mama cat was spayed a couple weeks ago and i kept her separated from the kittens for about 8 days while she recuperated. Since then they’ve been reunited. The kittens are back to nursing again! how long does it take for her milk to dry up...
  11. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    My litter of 4 kittens from a stray cat is now 11 and a half weeks old. They weigh between 3 and 3 and a half pounds. All are active and playful and soooo fun to watch. They have had their first set of vaccines and go back next week for boosters. They will be spayed/neutered around 4 months...
  12. Kareywood

    Adult cat losing weight… IBD?

    So very sorry to hear this about your foster girl. So young…
  13. Kareywood

    Adult cat losing weight… IBD?

    Also, oral Mirtazapine always worked much better for my cat than the transdermal form. Switching that up may help your foster too. i am not a vet or in the vet field but fought GI disease in my cat For years. Good luck-I hope your foster kitty gets better!
  14. Kareywood

    Adult cat losing weight… IBD?

    My 6.5 pound cat had IBD that turned into small bowel lymphoma. She was well controlled on 5 mg prednisolone per day for almost 4 years. I’m not sure how your cat‘s prednisolone dose compares to mine, but my vet always told me that steroids can help both IBD and small bowel lymphoma. Maybe...
  15. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    So, mama cat is still nursing the kittens once in a while. She hardly spends much time with them during the day (per her own wishes) but I keep her in the same room with them at night. Should I start keeping mom away from the kittens at night? Time to finish the weaning process? Or let them...
  16. Kareywood

    How old do you think this pregnant stray is?

    My kittens just turned 8 weeks old yesterday. All are doing well. I took them to the vet for their first shots and deworming Yesterday. they are all a little over 2 pounds. they are sooo cute! i will be having mom spayed on 8/12 and all 4 kittens altered in late September and early October...
  17. Kareywood

    Older cat and new litter of kittens

    Thanks for all the replies! We haven’t had any more instances of growling and my old boy is still coming into the room where the kittens are kept and seems comfortable laying down near them. So the incident the other day apparently was not that big of a deal! the mama cat was just 10 months...
  18. Kareywood

    Older cat and new litter of kittens

    We found a pregnant stray in April. Decided to keep her. She had 4 kittens on 5/24 so they are now 7 and a half weeks old. We already had a 14 year old Cat. He is getting along fine with the mama cat. he Has always been exposed to the kittens as we keep them in a pen in my home office And...
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