Taking in some abandoned moms-to-be, need some advice

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A girl in Philadelphia has been feeding three cats in a boarded up crack house (the police raided it a few weeks ago and the owner apparently boarded it up and gave the neighbor a key so she could feed the animals). There are 3 cats, two are "extremely pregnant" and the third may be pregnant as well. We are going to be taking them in today or tomorrow; once they are here, we'll see if some of the other local rescue folks can help out or take one or more of them. The main thing is to get them out of the poor environment they are in before the kittens arrive!

Since I know nothing of their condition, I am concerned. Obviously, they're going to be isolated, I would have done that regardless. But if they are flea infested, what is safe for pregnant cats? Can they get Revolution? Flea baths? Or do we just comb them out?

Once they're here, I will get them tested ASAP for FIV/FeLk. From what I was told, they were indoor outdoor cats. They are all friendly (one is shy at first),and are starved for attention. They are "skinny but not too skinny" according to the girl who is caring for them. Once they're here, I will make sure they have kitten food and KMR to boost their nutrition.

Anything else I need to watch out for or need to know?

Will keep you posted, we should be getting the gals tonight or tomorrow. Two are calicos, the third is solid black. Will post pics once they're here. And of course, we'll need to name them!
 

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thats the one my vet reccomended. she got out a big book and looked it up to make sure.

read the back of the packet just in case we get a different formula or something here in the uk.
 

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If they are flea infested they will have tapes. Depending on how pregnant they are, and what shape they are in, they can be wormed if your vet advises it. If not, the kittens wil have worms when they are born- that's just a given. Make sure you feed them quality food because they are going to need it with worms and kittens in their bellies-
 
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Eek! You're right! Here's hoping they are ok to be dewormed! Once they're here, they'll be seeing a vet within 24 hrs. That is definitely something I want to ask about. Thanks, MA!
 
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