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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2012, 19:30:36 PM »
The kittens are doing really well now, playing, jumping, hide and seek in different boxes and baskets.  Gaining weight steadily too.  The kittens will soon be looking for their new homes, as they are 8 weeks old this afternoon.:(

We have had it confirmed that the black cat we took in over the last Jubilee holiday period will probably be blind for the foreseeable future (that doesn't sound right!).  He  has vestibular syndrome.  He is a lovely young man, black shorthaired, fair size.  So he will need  a quiet home where folk do not move the furniture too much, and not too many mad things going on either.

Lizzie who we also took in when she was brought in by a member of the public,to a local vets.  The lady had been feeding her for 3 or 4 days.  She had to have her leg amputated as it was an old injury, not necessarily thought to be an rta, but not known how it had happened.  The lady who had been feeding her for 3 or 4 days was not local to our area, and seemed to think she had been like it all the time she had been feeding her.  The vet said she felt sick when she spotted the extent (and age) of the injury. :(  Hence the reason we were called asking us if we could take her in, together with her £409 at that time vet bill!

She has just had her first vaccination, now she is feeling better, and will be spayed next month.  We think she is only a young cat.  The first vet said around 2, another one said he would put her age in months rather than years.  She definitely needed to put on some weight, which she has now done, and now we will be maintaining her at that level, so we do not strain her remaining 3 legs.

My wrists are mostly better now, although I have found another patch on my left inside wrist at the moment.  I know it will go soon though.  :thanks:
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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2012, 14:04:37 PM »
Hope all are continuing to thrive and hope you are feeling brighter and your wrist is healed.

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2012, 22:10:04 PM »
That's good to hear  :)  :hug: Hope they are all fighting fit and off to new homes before you know it  ;D

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 22:02:20 PM »
Yesterday was a good day, they were eating small amounts of different tempting foods, and Mum feeding them too.  They only had one syringe feed in the morning.  Some weight was gained too.  Today some weight has come off, but they are looking brighter and have had a good run around this afternoon.  Mum has been feeding now and again too.  They are 7 weeks old today, and this virus does seem to last around a week. 

Thanks so much for your good thoughts.
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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2012, 21:33:07 PM »
sorry to see you have been having a tough old time, I really hope things are getting better.

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 10:34:02 AM »
that happens to me too if it gets under my rings, its really sore, I've given up wearing them to the rescue because i have to wash up between each pen

glad the little one has eaten

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 10:31:05 AM »
I think it is chemicals getting under my watch strap, as I always try to wash my lower arms and wrists too.

The kitte who had an anti-inflammatory yesterday ate yesterday evening and today.
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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 07:35:38 AM »
Oh sweetheart, whatever this virus is, it's not your fault. Please don't beat yourself up about it. That burn sounds nasty what did you do?  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 00:22:22 AM »
I have not heard how it went, but the fosterer did say no news is good news, so fingers crossed.

We have been busy with some poorly kittens and their Mum this week and all over the weekend too.  So the syringe is out fairly often, and we keep weighing them to keep a close eye on things.  Luckily they were well above the average weight for a kitten of that age, but at just 6 weeks old it is a scary place to be as their foster Mum.  The vets agree it is a horrid virus.  I am gutted because I have been really careful about hand washing etcetera.  I have a caustic burn on one wrist from chemicals to eradicate bacteria.  One vet said sometimes it just makes no difference.  I have less cats in than I have ever had too,  on purpose to keep risk to a minimum.  I suppose it just takes one to have it though.

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Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 23:46:21 PM »
Hope the vet visit went OK for the little ones and that Gypsy can build her strength back up before too long :care:

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 21:20:46 PM »
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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 20:36:46 PM »
I had a call today from the fosterer who has the 4 kittens.  Unfortunately, the greedy boy of the 4 has a little bit of a rattle on his chest.  He may have inspired some milk due to his greediness.  So he has already been to the vet and been on one sort of anti-biotic, due to go again this evening.  They will probably try another anti-biotic and possibly a steroid too.  One of the girls is also permanently wet.  The very experienced fosterer, says she had this once before with a female kitten, and a short couse of anti-biotic killed off the low level urinary infection which was thought to be the cause then.  So fingers crossed for a purposeful vet visit, tonight.

I would imagine they have been now, and will be hoping for some good results if any medications were prescribed tonight.  Fingers crossed.  I know the foster lady is tired from doing all the frequent feeds and having to bathe the little girl each time, so I will not be pressuring her straight away.  She will come back and let me know how things are going on.
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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 09:32:28 AM »
Well done you for all the care you are bestowing on Gypsy  :)  Hope she continues to recover well  :care:

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 09:03:32 AM »
Mumcat with the 4 babies who had to be hand reared is called Gypsy.

She is doing well, but has been under the weather from prob before she had her babies. Poor thing, she doesnt seem to be missing them as she is just a babe herself. I am feeding her up and making sure she doesnt get too much exercise! She is still very thin, but taking in life from the confines of her pen on the kitchen table, where she can see out into the garden!

I am aware she needs to be spayed and vacc, but need to let her body recover a bit so she is strong enough.

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 20:08:16 PM »
Heres hoping good progress continues  :hug:

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 23:39:57 PM »
I spoke with Nicky tonight, and thankfully she is improving, and looking more relaxed.  Her slightly upset tummy has improved and she is going the right way at last.  :)

I telephoned the hand rearing lady briefly on Tuesday evening, and she was pleased with the progress the kittens were making so far.  I have deliberately not kept bothering her due to the pressure she is under.  When I rang she was minding an 8 month old grandchild, and a 3 year old and a 4 year old!  Superwoman or what! 
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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 22:21:34 PM »
I hope mumcat is improving with good food and TLC.  :hug:

The local CP lady sounds a real star.  ;D   I couldn't do it myself but I know how much work and commitment is involved in hand-rearing kttens, especially newborns, so to have 4 litters on the go must be a real challenge.

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 12:02:47 PM »
Any news on the poor mum cat ?

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 12:02:00 PM »
Hope the little ones are strong enough to make it :hug:

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Re: Covcats - mums galore!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 15:09:37 PM »
So glad these girls have you to look after them, Angie. What a lovely video.  :hug:

RIP little ones  :'(

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 09:25:01 AM »
Sorry we've been quiet recently.
As usual we are all busy, still trying to find homes for our February kittens while having several developing litters on the go.

Seem to be seeing a lot of malnourished little girl strays heavily pregnant. Maybe last years glut of unwanted kittens? who knows?

The last one came in and had 5 kittens last Thursday after being here for 4 days. One kitten died at two days and we rushed the others to the vet on monday night as mum had lost interest in the remaining kittens. Vet said mum had a temp, was dehydrated and in such a poor condition that we needed to remove the kittens and hand rear if we wanted a chance of any of them (including mum) to survive.

So after lots of debate and phoning around (including a call to T as well bless her!), a local CP lady who specialises in hand rears took them in (She has 4 lots on the go now). Mumcat is now being fed loads to see if we can get some weight on her.

Other mums and litters seem to be doing OK, here's a video Judith took yesterday of Josie and her three. (The litter where one kitten was pts with a cleft palate).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Hty_1A1M4&feature=youtu.be



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