(Closed) Kitten Problem (I’ll have them when this pregnant stray gives birth soon)

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You are so great for doing this!

I’d contact a local animal shelter– do some research and see if there’s a good one nearby– and see if they have foster programs or assistance for people like you.  A good shelter will help you find homes for the babies and can tell you how to get discounted food and vet care.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Aw, kitties! I’ve been in a cat mood lately because someone dumped a whole litter of kittens in one of our parks (I work for a park district) and we’ve been finding them one by one and keeping them in our office until we can find them homes. However, I don’t actually know anything about cats because I’ve only ever had dogs. 

I did want to comment about the vet thing. My parents have gone to Dr. Gray at Timber Valley Pet Hospital in Lewisville for years and years. I don’t know what their hours are, but it might be worth looking into? Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You’re excellent for taking her in and giving her a warm, safe place to have her babies.

Hopefully you’ll find a vet you can take her to who will be able to give you an idea of when to expect the kittens. The only time I’ve had a cat give birth was when I was about 6 or 7 years old, so I’m not much help, but I know there’s a wealth of info online, as you’ve said you’ve found. I think as long as you’ve read up on it (and hopefully can chat with a vet a bit), you should be able to help her along. Just make sure you’re keeping her comfortable and away from your other cats, and that she’s getting the right kind of nutrition to support her babies.

I would totally also be nervous about what to do, but you’ll be fine. And also? Teeny tiny baby kittens in your house for awhile! That’s exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@GreenEyedMoon:  That’s so funny that Dr. Gray is your usual vet! Small world. My sister’s in Wylie – I can check to see where she goes if you’re still looking for someone.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The vets in Petsmarts (called Banfield) are open on the weekends and have late hours.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@GreenEyedMoon:  A lot of the VCA animal hospitals have late hours (between 6 and 8) at least once a week and are open on weekends. That’s who I use, I got my dog through the SPCA and they partner with VCA. The one I go to is at Preston/190 and they’re open until 8 on Mondays and Wednesdays (I know that doesn’t help you today, but for future reference!)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

@GreenEyedMoon:  Ha, apparently I need to brush up on my Texas geography! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope things work out for you and the mama cat!

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