(Closed) Just adopted a cat from the SPCA…

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats! My two kitties are rescues.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

So sorry to hear your baby is sick 🙁  We adopted a cat from the humane society about a month ago, and she too had a lot of sneezing, wheezing, and snot dripping.  I think stuff really goes around in those places with cats crammed in small spaces all together.  Anyway she ended up being totally fine, and it cleared up on its own in the 3 or so days before we had a chance to get to the vet.  I’d just keep his eyes and nose clean of any dried mucus as best you can (you can use a warm washcloth) until you can make it to the vet.  As for the back leg issue, I doubt that anything irreparable will happen before Tuesday, but definitely find out your closest emergency vet and take down the address/phone number just in case.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Yay for the Stanley kittie thread!!!! I’ve been thinking this forum needed an injection of kittie cuteness with all the bickering that’s been going on. (Or maybe that’s just my perception.)

So I’m bumping the Stanley Thread. Cute attack!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Awww, Stanley is such a cuddle fluff! If you have an appt with your vet, all I can say is that you should keep an eye on him and call the vet if his condition seems to worsen. If he’s drinking water and eating he’s probably okay. Maybe you could call the shelter where he came from, describe his symptoms, ask if they noticed anything before you adopted him, and ask if there is anything going around in the cat population at that shelter. If they can give you any helpful info, you’ll be able to pass it on to your vet! If you were going to get him a buddy (that is, if you would like have another cat yourself) I’d do it now and get another kitten. They’ll bond better at this age than if you tried to get an adult Stanley another adult friend! Hope he feels better soon, and let us know!

Post # 22
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

He is such a cutie!  He is probably just adjusting and that’s why he is restless.  Not all cats need a friend and can be perfectly happy alone.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Haruyou:  I’m sorry he isn’t feeling well. But if he’s sick you definitely shouldn’t get another kitty until you know 100% that he’s healthy.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My cat has a chronic cold (feline rhinotracheitis) and it is also from the SPCA! He has pretty much all the things that you’ve described, and he’s such a sweety. I’ve had him for over a year. Sometimes tthe disease flares up and I need to give him Lysine supplements which help a lot. I get worried sometimes, but he’s a good cat, and you should be able to take care of him no problem 🙂 The shower steam also helps, as someone else suggested!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@Haruyou:  If you are on the fence about another cat, just wait until the timing is right for all of you. Stanley is so young, he’s going to be a little crazy no matter what, at least until he gets a little older and mellows out. I only have one cat, and yes, she is a little crazy sometimes, but my Fiance I put extra effort into playtime, and making sure she has a variety of new and interesting ways to play. It pays off! When Stanley is feeling better, I highly recommend getting a toy called “Da Bird”. Cats go nuts for it, and it will satisfy his need to bond with you and help work off some of the kitten energy.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have 4 kitties, and 3 are tuxedos. They are great cats!

Most shelter cats have colds, some chronically, but the green discharge is a sign that he needs medical care asap. The back legs need to be evaluated, too.

Once you have a clean bill of health on him, it’s not a bad idea to get another cat, maybe a bit younger than he is. They entertain each other, provide companionship and this is especially important if you’re gone to work all day.

We added a tiny kitten – 7 weeks when we got him in August – and he needed a lot of baby care. I work from hom so he got plenty of mothering! Two of our other cats jumped in to take care of him with us, grooming him into a coma and sleeping with him. Our other male cat is about 3 yrs old and he provides constant companionship to the baby. However, one kitten alone often benefts from having a companion, and so will your house.  Congrats on your new baby! Leep us posted after you see a vet 🙂

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@Haruyou:  I got one off of Amazon, and my second one I got from Petco! If there is package you can find that comes with extra feathery bits, I’d get it. My cat chews them into bits eventually!

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Haruyou:  Yeah it’s fairly easy! They’re tasty chews, I just mix them with a bit of wet food, and then he eats them! (He won’t eat them without wet food though, I don’t know why, most cats love them). 

I usually lock him into the bathroom with me while i shower, or i just go get him after i’m done and leave him in the bathroom for a bit. 

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