The stray cat that we have out here on our farm has tape worms, since she had her kittens she's been acting weird. I don't know if she's post partum or if her worms are bugging her or if she's tired of being a mamma. She'll let all four kitties attach to feed and then she'll roll over and knock them off. The rest of the time she is never in the box with them. She keeps her distance and then when she is ready to feed she'll feed. She doesn't seem to be protective of her kittens either. Just to see how she would react, my husband (the cat doesn't really like him) acting like he was going to attack her kittens and she turned her back and walked off. Is this a behavior I need to be concerned about. The kittens look fine still but is there something I need to do or will she snap out of it. Since she is nursing her kittens, can she pass the worms on to the kittens through her milk or was that already done invetro? I know I have to wait until 8 weeks to treat the kittens but can I treat the mom now with her nursing? Will it hurt the kittens? I'm kind of wanting to get an idea as to what I'm in for in the next few months. I didn't know if this would go in the health or behavior forum.....
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7/18/02 at 8:35am