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New Kittens

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Posted by: c&f at Tue Mar 21 11:56:38 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by c&f ]  
   

Hello All,

My husband and I recently adopted a cat that we thought was a stray. Well, to be more accurate, she adopted us. She just moved right in! Turns out she had a home a block away, but she was neglected (she was so skinny!), so she jumped ship. We found her family, and asked if we could adopt her, and they said yes. Then, we find out she's pregnant.

Fast forward to this morning - she just had her kittens! Five little cuties. Her previous people told us she had 2 litters in the past, first one was 2 kittens, sencond one was 1 kitten. They said she abandoned the kittens both times and they had to hand feed them.

So far, I don't think there are any signs of abandonment. She hasn't left the babies side (she started giving birth at 7 AM this morning), not even to touch the food and water I brought her.

My question is: what should I look for in terms of abandonment? We have never been through this before. We went to the vet and got the bottles and food replacer in the event she doesn't take care of these kittens, but I need to know what to look for. Should she always be with them, taking quick breaks to eat and go the bathroom? Any advice would be great!

Thanks!
Christine

P.S. She *will* be spayed as soon as she can be - the vet said at least 8 weeks.


   

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