Stray Cat Kittens - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 149
Stray Cat Kittens

So my son lives in base housing on an Army Base. A cat found was wandering the housing area for at least 2 months and walked into his apt. No one is claiming this as their pet. Cat had a collar with no id. Very friendly, knows what a litter box is, loves sleeping on the bed. After 2 weeks, took to a vet, full panel of shots, scanned, found a chip, called, id is tied to a State 600 miles away. No call back. This is an un neutered female which surprise surprise is pregnant, due any day and will have between 4 - 7 kittens (give or take says the vet). First question having never had to deal with the birth of kittens, what to do? Second question, since the base in right in the middle of no where, what can be done to get the kittens a home once they reach the correct age? Nearest city (if you can call it that) is 85 miles away.
fanwoodguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 03:36 PM
Premier Cat
 
catloverami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,134
Most cats have a normal delivery, but some may run into trouble in which case a caesarian delivery must be made. Often the mother cat after that kind of delivery is not interested in nursing the kittens, for the next day or two or three, and you would have to hand feed them with KMR=cat milk replacement from little bottles. Are you prepared to do that 4-5 times a day? If not, then I suggest you find a cat rescue place that will take in your mother cat and then they will find the kittens homes when they reach 11-12 weeks. A shelter would be my next choice---often they put the mom cat in a "foster home" to have her kittens.

"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."
catloverami is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 149
Since no one claimed the mom cat the plan was to keep her and have her neutered at the appropriate time. To be clear, I will not be caring for this cat, the cat is located on base housing over a thousand miles from me. My son is an officer with a demanding job and was just trying to prevent the stray from starving. No good deed is unpunished I suppose. Let's hope for a normal delivery. Assuming nature provides a successful birth and healthy kittens, any care tips?
fanwoodguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 08:09 PM
Premier Cat
 
Jetlaya67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,793
I am wondering if any of the civilians working on the base would be willing to adopt the kittens and the mom.
Jetlaya67 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 08:13 PM
Cool Cat
 
eldercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 1,255
I know nothing about cats with kittens, but I'd like to say it appears you have raised your son well: he's a caring person, even for a stray cat that's pregnant to boot.. That shows heart, and this old world needs more of it.
eldercat is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-10-2016, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 149
Well the vet called this wrong, still no kittens. It was presented as any day now 2 weeks ago. Anyway when I visit in June there should be kittens.
fanwoodguy is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-10-2016, 05:37 PM
Cool Cat
 
eldercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 1,255
That's odd. Maybe it's worms and not kittens that make the belly large?
eldercat is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 149
Nope, there was an ultrasound as I understand it, at least 4 little ones. Otherwise from what I understand an otherwise healthy friendly female cat who got lost on a very large army base. She is chipped but there was no response when we had the chip vendor reach out to the number on file. She has found a home, the first two days she would bolt for the door, now she isn't even interested when the door opens.
fanwoodguy is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 02:32 PM
Cat Addict
 
Arianwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 3,032
That's a big discrepancy in terms of gestation tie. Is there another vet around?

AND you must be so proud of your son. I would be.
Arianwen is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2016, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 149
I understand there is another vet in the area, I already questioned some of the stuff that was suggested but not having had an pet in this location it was sort of any port in the storm. You bet I'm proud. Looking forward to meeting the mom cat, she will likely spend some time with us if he deploys next year. I understand she is quite the attention seeker.
fanwoodguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome