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post #1 of 17
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I am so worried about Ali, my daughters cat and her kittens... She has been missing for almost 5 hours. Her babies are starving, the stores are closed and all I have is 2% milk to feed them. Ive helped all of them use the bath room, which seems to have helped the whining some, will these babies be OK through the night with out eating? I do have another momma cat with a litter 2 days behind these, but she hisses something fierce at this litter...is it OK to give the kittens the milk? Ive tried giving them wet food, but as there only just 3 weeks old they aren't having it??? I don't know what to do. Duchess (my cat) has a bad habit of running other cats off, she has done this to two kittens we have had, I live in the country, so I think nothing of letting them out, (they even "go" outside.) I'm just so scared she has run Ali off...

what do I do? any help would be greatly welcomed.......
post #2 of 17
Is the cat outside missing, or inside missing? If she is outside- why is she outside? Not accusing just asking? You can make up some kitten glop if you have all the ingredients?
  • 8 ounces water (boiled then cooled)
  • 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 8 ounces whole evaporated milk (not skim)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (not low fat)
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (not low fat)
  • 1 large or 2 small eggs yolks (raw)
  • 1 teaspoon clear Karo syrup
  • * 1-3 drops liquid pet vitamins
  • * 1 capsule acidophilus
  • * 1 drop Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
  • * Optional, though very beneficial.
Boil the water, add the gelatin and mix well. Add the following ingredients in order, mixing well after each addition:

1/2 of the canned milk
Mayonnaise and Yogurt
Rest of the milk
All other ingredients

You can substitute canned goat's milk for the canned evaporated milk, if you prefer it. This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to four days. It is jello-like in consistency in the fridge so you can just scoop out as much as you need and warm. It can also be frozen in ice cube trays and defrosted as needed. You can find pet vitamins at a pet store or your vet, and acidophilus and GSE in the liquid form at a good health food store.

You can also use the milk if you water it down some for them, or if you have plain yogurt, dilute the yogurt with the milk and the water and make sure it is at room temperature before feeding-

Please see this website for more tips. You should keep the momcat and the kittens inside, chances are good momcat is pregnant again if you didn't keep her inside

www.kitten-rescue.com
post #3 of 17
Oh dear! I hope she comes home soon. Can you go outside and call her in? Shake some biscuits, do anything for her to come home! If she doesn't come home soon the kitten glop is a good idea-
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
she is outside missing. I moved to the country last year and since then my cat wouldnt use the litter box, she preferred to go out side( I kept it clean she just wouldnt use it). when we took in the stray(my daughters cat) I didnt think to pull it out again, and have never had a mishap from either. so I let them out side when ever they want. I have about 10 acres of land here and they love it... I dont have even half of the ingredients for the glop...
post #5 of 17
You really need to find her then! Get the whole family out searching if you have to.

Good luck.
post #6 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Oh dear! I hope she comes home soon. Can you go outside and call her in? Shake some biscuits, do anything for her to come home! If she doesn't come home soon the kitten glop is a good idea-
Ive called, Ive left the window open, Ive put her dish outside with fresh food, Im in a right state here. The closest open store is 30 mins away, if she isnt home soon I guess Ill be making a trip...

Quote:
You should keep the momcat and the kittens inside, chances are good momcat is pregnant again if you didn't keep her inside
Theres no chance of that (I hope), the tom who helped with the kittens moved away a few weeks back...
post #7 of 17
I sure hope you are planning on getting her spayed?

A trip to the store sounds like a good idea. Young kittens can go down hill fast without food.
post #8 of 17
Are the kittens indoors? They need to be kept warm, especially in the absence of their mom- do you have rice in your cupboards so you can make rice heaters?

You can feed them the milk, but you need to cut it down a bit- do you have any plain yogurt at all? not vanilla flavored, but plain? or karo syrup?

Again, if she is outside, a tom will find her, that's just how it is. You may not see the tomcat, but he will find her-

When she comes home please keep her indoors-
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
We found her.(or she smelt food and found us). I was going to wait till the kittens were ready, but I think I'm going to get the litter box out in the morning My nerves are shot... you should have seen those kittens, there eating like they haven't seen milk in eons... Ali acted like she didn't care and really didn't want to feed them but wanted to be petted instead. I forced her (gently) down tail swishing and shut her in the room...now I can finally get some ...

Thank you all for your help ans suggestions
post #10 of 17
Thank goodness she is home. I am so happy to hear that! Please keep her inside from now on.

Have a good sleep.
post #11 of 17
I'm glad the mama is home! I can only imagine your stress at not being able to find her. My BP would've went through the roof!
post #12 of 17
i'm so glad it worked out ok!

you need to talk to yor vet about your options as she could have mated whilst out. another litter of kittens so soon after the first wold take alot out of her so think carefully want you want to do
post #13 of 17
Are you going to get these cats fixed so this does not happen again?
post #14 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 5catsandcountin
Are you going to get these cats fixed so this does not happen again?
Yes I am!!!... If you would read my introduction it would explain everything.... I have also stated that my cats are both indoor and out door cats. They love being outside, to catch moles and birds and lizards. I am a responsible cat owner, I love my babies and just get worried sometimes as would any caring parent. I don't think spaying her would stop her if she wanted to leave. The cat in question is also a stray that my daughter took in. she is an outside cat, I cant keep her indoors just out of the blue she would resent me for that and I would have no chance of taming her or getting her to be comfortable with me.... my vet wants to wait until the kittens are weened before spaying her. I have no objections to that, as I trust my vets decision..

mercie_me
post #15 of 17
Mercie, no one is jumping on you. Chances are people are posting at the same time and basically saying the same thing. I did want to let you know, that I too have indoor/outdoor cats, but that is soon to change as we are working on a huge cat enclosure for them. But when you do get your cat spayed, she will lose the urge to roam. That's not to say you won't lose her to other dangers outside, but she will be more inclined to just stick around your home and eat and sleep. Also, some people only read the first post and not all the ones behind it, so when they post and it seem redundant, that could be why.
post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by mercie_me
Yes I am!!!... If you would read my introduction it would explain everything.... I have also stated that my cats are both indoor and out door cats. They love being outside, to catch moles and birds and lizards. I am a responsible cat owner, I love my babies and just get worried sometimes as would any caring parent. I don't think spaying her would stop her if she wanted to leave. The cat in question is also a stray that my daughter took in. she is an outside cat, I cant keep her indoors just out of the blue she would resent me for that and I would have no chance of taming her or getting her to be comfortable with me.... my vet wants to wait until the kittens are weened before spaying her. I have no objections to that, as I trust my vets decision..

mercie_me
I read the whole thread, 3 times and maybe it is just before coffee yesterday and today, but I didn't see anywhere where you talked about your cats being spayed. Just hoping it would be soon so this does not happen to you, or the cats again, it frazzles the nerves on everyone's ends
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5catsandcountin
I read the whole thread, 3 times and maybe it is just before coffee yesterday and today, but I didn't see anywhere where you talked about your cats being spayed. Just hoping it would be soon so this does not happen to you, or the cats again, it frazzles the nerves on everyone's ends
I wasn't speaking of this thread, I was speaking of my introduction in new cats on the block, sorry I didn't clarify

mercie_me
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