Hi guys. I am new to the forums. Sorry this is going to be long. I usually only do dog rescue, however couldn't turn my back on this stray. She showed up in my neighborhood about 6 months ago and was always very scared of people. We have a few feral cats roaming around. When no one wanted to claim her I decided to trap her. We have a TNR program here in Tennessee so I was going to get her done. Well before I could trap her, she had a litter. So I waited. I was unaware of how often cats are fertile! Wow! Once the kittens were old enough (7-8 wks) I trapped her and the two kitties from this litter. I have had them in the house for 3 weeks now. I am almost certain mom is pregnant again. While she was lying on her side last night I could actually feel what I think was a tiny kitten wiggling in her big belly. While it was the neatest experience ever, it was also very scary, I wasn't ready for this. The 2kittens from the first litter are about 11 wks as far a we can guess. I would like to take her to the vet, however she is just now used to me. She still freaks out and hides in the litter box for anyone else. I don't want to stress her out by taking her to a vet to get poked and prodded. It will stress her out beyond her limits I think. I also still have one of the first kittens at the house with her. I was able to find a home for one of them. Should I seperate her from the remaining kitten? Will the kitten cause problems for her birth? What are some signs I should watch for as her birthing time comes closer? I have made a 4 foot by 4 foot pen for her using an e-pen. In it I have put a dog house full of towels (beagle dog size), her litter box, and food/water dishes. I really was not ready for this. At all! Any advice you guys could give would be great. I have her on a good kitten food and a multi vitamin. She is still a bit skinny from being outdoors on her own, but her little belly is huge! I will post some photos hopefully later. Any advice you guys could give me or link to helpfull sites would be great. I am just at a loss here. Good news is I will make sure she is well cared for from here on out and will be spayed once these little buggers are weened.
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11/2/06 at 11:51am