I have made the decision to foster a sick cat from the shelter. What she has is not communicable, it is Hepatic Lipidosis. I am getting advice from others with experience in this disease as well as getting an appointment with the shelter vet to make sure I am doing everything correct. She will be living in my bathroom, separated from the rest of my cats. This is for a couple of reasons, one is that she is very weak and she is also front paw declawed. My babies have all of thier claws & 2 of my boys can be dominant. I am afraid that in her weakened condition she could be a target for them. I am going to go home tonight & prepare the bathroom for her. I am sure she will be fine in the bathroom, but my question is how to I make this transition as easy as possible for my cats? I will be bringing her home tomorrow night so my plan at this time is to close off the bathroom tonight so that they have a day to get used to the door being closed. Of coarse if it is too much for them I will have to take her back, but I am hoping for at least a good 2 -3 months to get her healthy enough for adoption, or in worst case scenerio to make her last days as comfortable as possible. Any advice for a first time foster home would be great.
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10/14/09 at 1:33pm