Need your help. ~~Questions ~~
Question 1: I have a semi feral mother-Freida- and her 6 kittens in my garage. The kittens are 8 weeks old. The head of our TNR group wants to get the mother spayed and back outside. She contends the longer the mother is in the garage the more she is loosing her edge when we release her. Do yall think that is accurate information?.
Question 2: I would of continued to let the kittens nurse but since they want to get Freida fixed and fattened up before we release her at 12 weeks I put the kittens in a 4x4 so they wouldnt nurse and shed start to dry up. Freida, the momma was so engorged the first week, it was painful for her. She laid on her side and was shakey.
The vet told us to only give her a 1/4 cup dry food morning and evening so I started doing that (this last 1/2 week). I was giving kittens and Freida 5 cans of soft food a day plus all the kitten dry food they wanted before! She cries and cries at my door to the house wanting food. It is killing me! The vet claims she wont dry up any other way. If I continue to feed her alot only keeps the milk producing and her engorged.
Is that true? Isnt there a more humane way beside starving her? Its now a week and half and she still has milk! Any ideas from anyone on how to handle this?
* Freida is so skinny. I took her in and had her tested for FIV/FeLV. She came back negative. She continues to be skin and bones. I can feel her hips and each bone on her spine. I cant seem to fatten her up. Im going to have her treated for worms when they spay her. I dont know what else it could be.
Ive fostered mother cats that had the lean slender build that were so skinny when I got them. But was able to fatten them up. But I can feel Frieda bones when I pet her.