i'll start from the begining. 2 weeks ago my family was at my moms doing yard work and found in the basement widow well a momma cat and 4 kittens.they touched and moved the babiees out of the nest but did put them back they did this cause the momma cat was friendly and rubbing on my sister momma was a stray but we only saw her for a few weeks before that. i think the owner found out she was pregnant and dropped her.anyway momma cat must have gotten upset cause that night after we discovered her she moved her nest to unkown location. fast forward to friday morning, mom called me and told me mooma cat was hit and killed by car, finaly on saturday afternoon my husband crawled through the woods and found the 4 babies. as of today they re all in my bathroom and are on KMR and wet food made into a soup with KMR and were tested this morning and found negative for FELV ans FIV. my vet tech says they are about 3-4 weeks and look in good condition, i couldnt afford to see the vet only the tech cause i already have 3 fur babies and we just only wanted to know if they were ok. well my vet said still to keep the kiitens away from my cats til the kittens got vaccinated. i saw a local rescue lady in petsmart were i went for a litter pan and she told me that to get a true negative to get them babies retested in 6 weeks, even though today was negative. any of you that do rescue is this common? and should i really keep them away fron my cats for 6 weeks til the get retaested and by then they will get their vaccines too. i need a little guidance on the seperate from my cats and on 4 week old kitten care as i have never rescued such a young kitten before. i want the kittens to be sociable as i have a cat that thinks she's momma of our other two cats and would like for her to teach them like she done to my other cats but i dont want to put my cats in harms way. 2 of my cats are due for their vacc's this month and also have gtten the FELV vacc but the other was due for her vacc's in jan and never was vaxed for FELV. sorry this is so long but i would apprieciate personal experience from any one that has it. thank you.
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6/8/08 at 1:32pm