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RE: Intro, and questions, A bit long.

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Posted by: PHKitkat at Fri Oct 20 17:49:50 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHKitkat ]  
   

Hi Sarah,

You are a vet tech and you only have 3 animals at home? I am a tech in a cat hospital and I have 10! All but one came from animal hospitals where I have worked, and that cat is feral.
Anyway, welcome to the Board!

I have some experience working with brain damaged cats, two of which I know very well. These 2 guys fell off the roof of a restaurant where their feral mom had taken them when they were 2 weeks old. Both kittens experienced severe head injuries. They are now 2 years old and have become clinic cats.

Even though these boys are "slow" they play very much like normal cats. One likes to carry around his favorite toy and he is possessive of it. He is kind of in his own world, and is deaf, but purrs all the time and is extremely playful. He doesn't have much of a relationship with other cats other than his brother. Both cats get along well with other cats ( even though the one keeps more to himself) and seem to be able to read their body language. They both fall over on a regular basis.

I believe that cats should be allowed to work things out among themselves. Some of my cats at home have favorite toys that they carry around and they all have their favorite spots. There is no real fighting here, ever, so it's working. My cats are all special needs of some kind, yet they are able to live together peacefully. The ones that have behavioral issues are more loners than the others, and my feral and semi-ferals have their hiding spots but they all seem to have respect for each other.

Remember, that cats should not be treated like small dogs. They communicate with each other by hissing and growling at times and it's almost always safe to just let them work things out. It sounds like your kitten will be able to take care of himself

Hope this is helpful.

PHKitkat


   

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