I have a Calico cat who is fairly small. 12 weeks ago she gave birth to 5 healthy kittens. We have yet to find homes for 4 of them and the momma still nurses them whenever they want to. She is very thin and I fear that she will not get back to her normal weight until she weans them. They have plenty of fresh food and water at their disposal so they do not need to nurse. She seems healthy so I do not think she has an underlying problem keeping her skinny. She eats the kitten food plus a high dollar cat food that I feed her without the kittens around so that I can be sure she is the one eating it. She seems to have a good appetite and her behavior is normal. Also I have wormed her and the kittens recently so I don't think that is the issue. How do I get her to wean the kittens so that she can get back to a healthy weight. This is her 1st litter and I was amazed at how good of a mother she was but now I am thinking she is too good.
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7/2/07 at 6:31pm