God only gives you as many kittys as you can handle
October 9, 2012 9:46 AM Subscribe
Bequeathed a feral adorbs kitten. Will be arriving tonight. My two cats and angrycat have some questions for the wise ones.
posted by angrycat to Pets & Animals (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Right, so, a student is giving me a kitten under somewhat emergency-for-the-kitten conditions (kittens outside, hungry as hell, student's father won't let her have cats). Kitteh is six weeks old.
I have two other cats. One is not a problem but the other is FREAKED OUT by random things and will sometimes go into attack mode (clipping her claws leaves me bloody every time, e.g.). She's a pretty big cat.
So, I know I need to get kitteh to the vet asap for all of her shots and a thorough check-up. Do I need to keep her segregated from the other cats prior to going to the vet?
Do six-week old kittens need a special diet?
Are there any good cat-whisper techniques for consoling the other cats, who are going to be startled as hell?
Uh -- anything else to worry about?