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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Taz has been missing for 6 hours, now in alaska, if they are gone that long, specially an indoor cat, chances are, they arent comeing back. I just now realized she wasnt in the nest. the last time my door was opened, was at 4 pm, 6 hours ago when Griffins mom picked him up from daycare. Now she could have escaped then. Very possible.
The kittens are now almost 5 weeks old. No where near weaned. They havent eaten in 6 hours. I put down some kittie food for their nightly feeding and thats when i realized taz was gone. She never leaves my room, so its not unusual to not see her all day. i didnt worry. Well, i made them some KMR milk and got 3 of the 4 to drink some. That wasnt easy. what else do i do? How do i ge the 4th to drink it. I dont have a kittie bottle, but i have kid bottles. my 2 year old wont get off them. Do they need my help going potty now? WHat ??
post #2 of 16
If they've not weaned you're in for a tough time...keep up with the KMR, one feeding every 4 - 5 hours or so. Also, for the kitten that wont drink - try and use a child syringe or eye dropper. You will have to help them go potty. Take a tissue or cotten ball, dampen with warm water and rub gently at the anus area - this will induce them to 'go'. Do this after every feeding.

Hope this helps...
post #3 of 16
Could it be that she got on heat again and sneaked out? If thats the case hopefully she will be back (Come back Taz...mummy and the kittens miss you!)

My mum cat is showing signs of being on heat again but wants to stay near her kittens (not that I'll let her out anyway!). I cant wait to get her spayed in a few weeks.

About your kittens....I have a cat guide with a section on hand-rearing kittens if that might help. If so, pm me and let me know your email addy and I'll send it to you. Apart from that, I don't have much experience with this situation but I have my fingers crossed for you, Taz and the kitties.
post #4 of 16
At 5 weeks they are very capable of eating on their own, and with a little prompting, it shouldn't take long at all, mix that kmr in with some wet canned kitten food, and put it on your finger and let them lick it then get them closer to the plate and they will eat soon, just keep trying to get them to lick it off your finger and get closer and closer to the plate and they should start eating it out of the plate. At 5 weeks, their other end should be working just fine, I have been following my 5 kitten butts around with tissue for 2 weeks now, but if not the advise above is what you need to do. hope Taz has made it home though
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by silvermoonmyst
Taz has been missing for 6 hours, now in alaska, if they are gone that long, specially an indoor cat, chances are, they arent comeing back. I just now realized she wasnt in the nest. the last time my door was opened, was at 4 pm, 6 hours ago when Griffins mom picked him up from daycare. Now she could have escaped then. Very possible.
The kittens are now almost 5 weeks old. No where near weaned. They havent eaten in 6 hours. I put down some kittie food for their nightly feeding and thats when i realized taz was gone. She never leaves my room, so its not unusual to not see her all day. i didnt worry. Well, i made them some KMR milk and got 3 of the 4 to drink some. That wasnt easy. what else do i do? How do i ge the 4th to drink it. I dont have a kittie bottle, but i have kid bottles. my 2 year old wont get off them. Do they need my help going potty now? WHat ??
Oh no....I'm sorry about Taz going missing. What I would recommend is setting up a humane trap and trying to trap her:

Most people don’t differentiate between searching for a dog and searching for a cat, which is a huge mistake, because they are like apples and oranges. Cats are territorial, so when an indoor cat escapes outside, they feel displaced into unfamiliar territory. A displaced cat (and also an injured or sick cat) will hide and they will be silent. So walking around and calling the cat’s name doesn’t work.

What that cat does is to look for the first place where she can hide, and she will stay there. We’ve had people who have recovered their cats six weeks later, and the cat was two houses down, living under the neighbor’s house or under their deck.

We’ve actually recovered lots of cats by treating them like ferals and setting a humane trap. These cats will sit there and watch and even listen to their person calling, but they will usually not respond.

Eventually, some of them will reach a threshold point between the seventh and tenth day where they finally do meow or they go into the humane trap, but many of them, especially the ones with skittish temperaments, just continue to hide.

As for a cat who is used to going outside, we really do advocate making your cats indoor-only. However, if an indoor/outdoor cat does go missing, it may be that they’ve been chased by a dog or beat up by another cat. They may run into an unfamiliar area, and they may hide in fear as well, or than can be transported out of the area by crawling into a car or the back of a truck.

Outdoor cats are still territorial. They don’t generally travel great distances by themselves, so they’re going to be found within their territory or just beyond it. You’ll want to get into your neighbor’s yard to search under their porch, under their house, and in potential areas where the cat is trapped, because, again, the behavior of an injured or sick cat is that they will crawl in or under something that’s familiar to them and they will hide. And again, they won’t answer your call.
post #6 of 16
If the babies are 5 weeks Try making the food with the KMR adding a little KMR to there water. They will eat if hungry.. Make the food real smelly ...
post #7 of 16
What is it with these females running away. I really hope you find her soon
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
thanks!

She actually was under my porch, and i saw her late last night, i kept going out and looking all night.
Finally this morning she came in.

I got the babies to drink KMR from a bowl and kitten food/ kmr mush from a bowl though they prefered to eat off my fingers, and eat my fingers. So i know they all ate last night at least.


I need to make sure no one leaves my bed room door open again.
NOT COOL

Thanks everyone!!
post #9 of 16
I'm glad you found her
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by silvermoonmyst
thanks!

She actually was under my porch, and i saw her late last night, i kept going out and looking all night.
Finally this morning she came in.

I got the babies to drink KMR from a bowl and kitten food/ kmr mush from a bowl though they prefered to eat off my fingers, and eat my fingers. So i know they all ate last night at least.


I need to make sure no one leaves my bed room door open again.
NOT COOL

Thanks everyone!!
Did you get her inside is she feed her babies.
post #11 of 16
I'm so relieved for you!!! Taz is a lovely girl. I don't know what I would have done in your position, but I'd be in a horrible panic!

I'm so happy for you!!!
post #12 of 16
Phew that's a relief she came back!!!
post #13 of 16
I'm so glad to hear you have got her back inside! I know how worried you must of been.
post #14 of 16
It is good to see the kittens got to eat while mom was out on the town for the night. Now is the time to start getting them all weaned so Taz can dry her milk up, and be spayed, any more trips out side (possibley this one )couldresult in a newly pregnant Taz. Glad she is homw too!
post #15 of 16
im so happy that things have turned out ok for you
post #16 of 16
So glad Taz is back!
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