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  1. Norachan

    My cat is limping, what can I do to help?

    Is she injured or has she collapsed? Could you give us some more details on what happened to her? Sudden collapse or loss of use in her legs could be an emergency life-threatening situation. Is there an ER vet you can take her to?
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    Is my cat pregnant?

    Oh, that's so sad! I'm sorry to hear she lost all of her kittens. Cats can't decide to stop their labour because they are tired. It's a natural process that happens when their bodies are ready to give birth, just the way it does with people. Please consider having your cat spayed so that she...
  3. Norachan

    New & pregnant

    Oh, she's so pretty! Pointed cats are fairly common among domestic short hairs. I've TNR'd several in feral colonies so she might not be an actual Siamese, but gorgeous anyway. :heartshape: Are you all set for her kittens? We have lots of information in our Pregnant Cats And Kittens Articles...
  4. Norachan

    How Do I Get My Escaped Kitties Back?

    So two in and only one more outside? That's a great update. Is it comfortable enough for your mother to sit outside? How about you set up a deckchair with a blanket, parasol, nice drink and a good book for her in the area you see the friendly stray cat? Maybe she'll come out for your mum. Ask...
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    The Exercise Motivation Thread - 2024

    Whooops, we've gone a whole week without updating again! I've been spending a lot of time working on my new piece of cat furniture. Someone gave me some off-cuts of wood left over from making a deck. It's lovely wood, pressure treated timber which is going to last for ages outside. But it's so...
  6. Norachan

    Is my cat pregnant?

    I'm so sorry to hear this. :hugs: Is the first kitten she had OK? What did the vet say, do they know what went wrong?
  7. Norachan

    Apologies

    I think Margret has made some good points. It sounds as if your parents rely on you so that they can take proper care of your sister and keep the household running. You're an adult and you're an important one. You need to start talking to your parents as an adult member of the family, not as a...
  8. Norachan

    How Do I Get My Escaped Kitties Back?

    They're probably going to stay close to your house, as they know the area and have had some experience of being outside before. Is it possible for you to leave a door open with some treats or food just inside? They're probably looking for a way back in. Can you handle them at all, or will you...
  9. Norachan

    Apologies

    Are you friendly with your neighbours? Maybe you could talk to them about the feral cats around your house and see if they would be willing to help you get them all TNR'd. I've fixed colonies of very feral cats, I'm sure your neighbours will know what to do if they've fixed all the cats on their...
  10. Norachan

    Is my cat pregnant?

    It's not uncommon for cats to deliver kittens days apart. It depends on how often they mated, but sometimes kittens from one litter are born on different days. If your cat seems comfortable, is eating, drinking and using the litter box as normal and doesn't start to pant, strain, pass a lot of...
  11. Norachan

    Is my cat pregnant?

    Yes, you will need to supplement the kittens if they won't feed. Does the mother cat have any milk? Read these articles, they'll help you. Post-birth Complications In Cats [A Comprehensive Guide] - TheCatSite Hand Rearing Kittens: What You Need To Know To Save A Newborn's Life - TheCatSite
  12. Norachan

    Is my cat pregnant?

    This is quite normal. It's not uncommon for cats to have long breaks in their labour. As long as she isn't panting or straining to pass another kitten you don't need to worry. Did she deliver the placenta too? How's the kitten doing?
  13. Norachan

    Apologies

    Is it possible for you to start getting these feral cats spayed and neutered? It would make things so much easier for you. I've cared for colonies myself and the number of kittens that die is heartbreaking, even under the best circumstances. Outdoor cats just have a really tough time surviving...
  14. Norachan

    Apologies

    I'm so sorry you had to go through that. :hugs: Were these kittens born in your home, or are they outdoor feral cats that you care for? Lots of us here care for colonies. We know how difficult it can be. Just come and talk to us whenever you need any support or advice. :heartshape:
  15. Norachan

    Kitten tail degloving (2in)

    You've done a wonderful job of keeping him alive so far, but he really needs medical treatment. If you can't afford the initial vet exam then handing him over to a shelter would be the best option. If you can take him to a vet, ask if they have any other options than paying the whole amount up...
  16. Norachan

    Wisdom you would like to pass on to others

    Wear sunscreen. Even if it's cloudy.
  17. Norachan

    How do I transfer feral mama from trap to nesting crate (for foster) and from crate to trap (for spay)?

    Will your crate fit into your car? If you are really unsure about moving her, weigh the crate with the nesting box inside it and make a note of that weight. Take her to the vet in the crate. They will need to know her body weight before they can give her any anesthetic, but they will be able to...
  18. Norachan

    Should I bring the stray to vet?

    She's so pretty! I'm glad she's safely indoors now. I suggest you have a look at our Pregnant Cat and Kitten articles so you know what to expect. Pregnant Cats And Kittens Articles Most importantly, get some KMR and either feeding bottles for kittens or syringes in case you need to supplement...
  19. Norachan

    Should I bring the stray to vet?

    Good luck. Please keep us updated on how everything goes
  20. Norachan

    Should I bring the stray to vet?

    No, it wouldn't be cruel. Obviously the best thing for any cat would be to have a proper home, but if you already have as many pets as you can afford then getting her spayed and releasing her is the next best thing. You could ask shelters in your area if they have room for another cat, but most...
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