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    02-26-2009, 02:28 PM
Do you feed wet or dry cat food? I know that all the strays I've found have all been dehydrated. My cats also seem to prefer wet cat food over the dry. If she's dehydrated she may being having issues with creating milk.

Another idea is wet kitten food. Its packed full of carbs to help growing kittens but also helps promote weight in adult cats.

Has she seen a vet? The vet might also be able to provide you with suppliments to add to her meals to give her the added nutrients that she'll need. My vet gave me a box of powder that I had to add to my cats meals everyday when I first got her to prevent UTI. I'm sure they have something for preggo cats.
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    02-26-2009, 02:59 PM
She shouldnt be dehydrated. She's been back with us for a month or two. We feed them dry cat food, but I will see about that wet kitten food. And we can't afford to take her to the vets.
    02-27-2009, 04:50 PM
Heres an update on mamma kitty:

She is starting to get milk, but not a lot she's just gotten more poochy in that area. She is still skinny tho, but her stomach has gotten really tight withen well the day. So hopefully she will have them soon. Oh boy im going to be a grandma ... Sorry just really excited. And the wait is killing me. Will send pics when babies come!
    02-27-2009, 08:48 PM
I'm looking forward to the pics
I noticed one of my wild barn kittys is pregnant I doubt I will ever see the kittens as they all go off someplace to have them and many times they don't live long.
I just keep a pan of food out by my barn and any cat is welcome to come have a nibble. Unfortunately I don't have any that I can get close enough to even give a quick pet too. This particular mommy cat is very wild and runs whenever I come near
    02-28-2009, 12:37 AM
Oh man I could not handle having wild barn cats, my land lord/cousin/principle he lived right next door. And they had wild cats that kept breeding. So I caught them, most of them and we got them spayed found a lot of kittens homes and only one female cat got away and then they gave up and I wasnt able to catch anymore. But I rigged a dog kennel with rope and hoses sat in a tree and waited till one came in and slammed the door shut. Man there were sooooooo many kittens it was crazy! I mean to the point were you look in a wood pile and theres a whole litter stairing at you. Then you go to another corner of the yard were you will find a new family. Some of the adult cats were tame like you could get close and pet some... but ya. Those were the good old days. Huntin cats ^_^
    02-28-2009, 12:36 PM
I have a live trap I've tried to catch them in but just end up with skunks or possums Guess they are too smart.
I've never had more than 4-5 so maybe mine are mostly boys.
    03-01-2009, 05:46 PM
Your lucky you only have that many. Id just be wanting to catch them all the time :) I've wanted a live trap for so long. I think with cats they have to be introduced to it slowly or if they are starving then they will use it. But yah...
Mamma kitty is getting sooooo grumpy. Its like the never ending story with this one! But she did eat a mooshy rice, chicken, beef broth soup. So hopefully she will get more weight with that kind of mix. Watch this once she has her babies so going to balloon up.
    03-04-2009, 01:39 AM
Why wont this cat pop!? Its now gotten to the point where I can one feel them move, see them moving in her and no its not her breathing it looks very very weird. And I also put my two finger on a head. Uhg she's still skinny even tho she's chowing down on rice/chicken moosh. I now have her in the cat room all by her self at night instead of having the other two cats in with her. Im hoping that she will feel its ok to have the kittens now. Oh man.... I just want them to come!
    03-04-2009, 08:49 PM
Coon picked her room and had them yesturday morning. Look back there and see if she's swollen.
    03-04-2009, 08:58 PM
No she's not swollen, or any kind of discharge or any thing like that. I saw your kittens by the way soooo cute! She still doesnt have a lot of milk in her breasts..but she is soo skinny. That's why we think the babies are taking everything from her. When did your cat start to get milk?...She does have the white crusty stuff around them tho.
It feels like she's had them forever!
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