Your words mean a lot! Thank you. My heart was overjoyed that they were willing, and God bless them for their efforts. They are feeding the kittens night and day. They agreed that a mama cat would be much better than bottle fed. Wonderful, kind souls. Cat lovers unite! <3This is such a touching story. You tried really hard to find kittens for her, and maybe now that this happened it is sort of consolation in that you know that it would not have worked....so you are not picturing homeless kittens who could have nursed from her. I am going to agree with you that her age/inexperience/age of kittens might have played into this. You were very kind to have given them some supplies. They must be hugely dedicated people to have tried so hard, on their end, to find help for those kittens.
Thank you! <3 Man! I really want to try with newborn kittens. One of the vet offices I called yesterday told me that so many newborn litters get euthanized because there are just overwhelmed with kittens this time of year. UGH. I wish the little ones today were newborns. Toriel was taken aback and a bit overwhelmed at how much noise they were making. They were seriously nonstop squawking at her as they came straight for her. She was not prepared for it. The female was pretty quiet, whereas the males were nonstop. And they say women have the gift of gabI think had the kittens been younger she may have been more interested. Also, the kittens did not smell familiar. However, bless those ladies for driving and trying, and you were wonderful to donate formula and kitten food to them.
It’s okay if you have to wait on the spay appointment a couple of weeks. It will help for her milk to dry up.
You’ve had the patience of a saint, and I truly admire all your efforts on behalf of this kitty. Do keep us posted! We are rooting for a happy ending here!
For sure! I pray she will be able to acclimate to us and her aggression will be long gone.If they have an available spay appointment you should take it. It’s not too soon. Once spayed and healed she should become a happy member of the household with a little time. I’m sure she’ll appreciate no longer living in a cage.
TYSM!She can be, but some vets will charge a little extra because veins are engorged and they must be extra careful. Some vets prefer to spay after the heat cycle ends. You should call and inquire.
You can observe her to see if the cone is really necessary, I've never had to use it.Toriel is officially spayed! They told me she did amazing! Thank God! I was so nervous yesterday dropping her off. I cried in the parking lot because she's been through so much in her short life. They estimated her around 10 months. She's a solid 9.9 lbs. She seems to be doing great! She immediately got out of her carrier and into her condo cage. We did take the levels/perches off so she isn't tempted to jump. First thing she did was go to her food bowl! Yay! She looks so different with all that long fur gone on her underbelly.
They sent her home today with two pain pills. They told me she needs the first one at 1pm today. I ran back to my vet this morning after picking her up and bought a pill gun. I pray I will be successful with getting it in her. If not, her vet gave me a bottle of liquid Gabapentin stating it's great for pain relief as well. However, it's cherry flavored! I have to be successful in getting one of these into her around 1pm. Without knowing if she will show her aggressive nature again, I'm so nervous. I bought her a onesie hoping they would put it on her while she was doped up but they said they don't do that. They recommend the cone so I can monitor her surgical area. Dang! I don't want to use that cone. It seems cruel and is obviously traumatizing.
Lastly, my son rescued a little kitten from Detroit. Oh my gosh, he was in a bad way. So filthy, fleas, and starving. He's doing so well now. All 1.02 lbs of him. The vet was glad he rescued him from the impossible unhealthy conditions he was living in. Because he's so teeny tiny, no flea med at all. He wasn't infested, but we did pull off about 10 fleas. My son ended up putting the flea treatment on his resident cat and she unfortunately, had a horrible reaction to it that put her in the hospital on an IV drip for 10 hours!!! She had tremors, drooling, wobbly, and looked incredibly pitiful. I took the day off work to help him with her. She's home now and will not take the muscle relaxer pills the vet hospital sent her home with. She coughs it up no matter what he tried to get it into her.
Anyhow, that's our cat-laden week so far! I want to quit my real job and just take care of all the kitties. lol