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Old 28.07.2014, 22:50
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Re: Caring for kittens

I just wanted to say...

Please be careful about getting near the kittens, especially in the early days. I had a cat that gave birth once, and when a friend of mine tried to hold one of her kittens, she viciously attacked both of us. I was covered in puncture wounds from her claws and had to go on penicillin. My friend still has a bad scar on his arm to this day.

I'm certainly not trying to scare you... just reminding you that some cats are extremely protective of their young and might not want humans touching their babies -- especially if you are not this cat's usual owner.
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Hi there.
the best way is to call the animal ambulance.
it is important to take care of the kitties before they turn shy and wild like their mom.
the animal ambulance will make sure the mother cat is fed enough during lactation and socializing the kitties. After the lactation they will spay the mother and find a new home for all of them.
As a vet student I would highly recommend your contacting the animal ambulance (044 864 44 00 or 24hr nr. 044 211 22 22) if you happen tp live in Zurich. If you live somewhere else, let me know.

Best of luck

p.s. moreover it is important to treat them against parasites as well as vaccinate all of them!

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Re: Caring for kittens

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Re: Caring for kittens

well, we're still kittenless after the holidays. momma kitty could just be fat which would be a big relief. the owner is out of the hospital and due back next week. if kittens appear i will post again.
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Re: Caring for kittens

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I just wanted to say...

Please be careful about getting near the kittens, especially in the early days. I had a cat that gave birth once, and when a friend of mine tried to hold one of her kittens, she viciously attacked both of us. I was covered in puncture wounds from her claws and had to go on penicillin. My friend still has a bad scar on his arm to this day.

I'm certainly not trying to scare you... just reminding you that some cats are extremely protective of their young and might not want humans touching their babies -- especially if you are not this cat's usual owner.
Cats (& bitches) need privacy for the first 6 weeks.
At about the 6 week mark is when they allow the babies their first freedom, and don`t mind visitors.

Only their immediate and loved humans should approach the kittens before that time, but not for handling, just to look at. And certainly no strangers to handle the kittens. This could cause her to move her babies to a safer hidden place.
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Re: Caring for kittens

Schesir wet cat food, I understand it's made in Thailand by a company based in northern Italy; does anyone have anything good or bad to say about that cat food?
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Re: Caring for kittens

What a touching story!

It's great that there are people like you, taking so much care!
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well, we're still kittenless after the holidays. momma kitty could just be fat which would be a big relief. the owner is out of the hospital and due back next week. if kittens appear i will post again.
I just had a random memory about this story... what happened in the end? No kitties ever came to fruition? Did you end up keeping the "mom" cat?
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