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Help! There's a feral cat right outside my door. I think she(?) might be either sick or about to have kittens. What (if anything) should I do? [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on Jan 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Feeding Teenage Cats

I have two six-month-old kittens. I am worried I'm not giving them enough food. Advice? [more inside]
posted by jaguar on Sep 27, 2013 - 14 answers

What to Do With Feral Kittens & Mom (Brainstorm)

The feral cat we've been feeding somehow managed to keep three kittens alive during some very cold nights this spring. Now they're 6-7 weeks old, too young to trap and neuter. We love having them around but our near neighbor, an elderly man who is also our landlord's father, is afraid of them. Really afraid. He won't go into his garden now, which he loves, in fear of an "attack." We need to find a way to get them to a place where they can live out their lives, together if they want to be (we know the males leave the colony, don't know if any are). Now they're afraid of cages. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jul 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Foolproof way to feed baby kittens?

I've got three new baby kittens with no mother, and I need to feed them. I don't have access to any good pet stores or veterinary clinics, but I do have lactose-free baby formula and a plastic syringe with the needle removed, which I've been using to feed them so far. But is there a foolproof method of holding them or something to get them to drink from it? I can usually get them to drink, but only about half of the amount recommended. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Apr 23, 2013 - 20 answers

How much should we pay the cat-sitter?

The lady friend and I live in Los Angeles and are going away for about a week. We are looking for someone, probably a law student, to come stay with our kittens and take care of them. How much should we offer to pay? [more inside]
posted by heisenberg on Mar 31, 2013 - 15 answers

What's the best way to find kittens good homes in Northern California?

Rescued some stray kittens from the street in South America. How to find them a good home? [more inside]
posted by zug on Feb 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Lapcat: male or female?

Kitteno or Kittena? Help us decide which kitten to keep. [more inside]
posted by tweemy on Sep 1, 2012 - 40 answers

Specific resource recommendations for kitten placement in the South Bay Area?

My SO's parents have been hosting a pair of foster kittens since said kittens were born to a feral momcat in their yard on May 26 of this year. They're now old enough to be adopted...but I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out how to help find them homes. I'm in the Bay Area, California (near San Jose) and while there seem to be a number of cat rescue groups, I have no idea how to choose one or go about contacting them. Flurry of kitten-shaped snowflakes within. [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Aug 27, 2012 - 12 answers

She's so cute! Help me not break her!

Help this new kitten mama and bonus naming. [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes on Jul 18, 2012 - 38 answers

Hyperventilating kitten?

Kitten health panic question! Short version: Six-week old kitten hyperventilates when sleeping after meals. Breathing is extremely rapid and shallow, kitten can't be roused. Healthy, active, playful and feisty in all other ways. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ereshkigal45 on Jun 28, 2012 - 14 answers

What was this scary book about kittens?

Sorry but I have a sort of weird name-this-kids'-book question: Two kittens are trying to protect each other. I remember a couple of disjointed scenes and some dark themes of self-sacrifice, bravery, and loss. Please tell me I didn't imagine this. [more inside]
posted by beandip on Mar 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Cat Filter: Should we get an optional surgery done for our one-eyed wonder kitten?

Help a kitten momma make the right decision! Should we have our one-eyed kitten's non-eye sewn shut? [more inside]
posted by beloveddoll on Dec 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Where can I find a blind, deaf or disabled kitten in the UK?

Where can I find a blind, deaf or disabled kitten in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Pilly on Jul 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Mom cat in mourning

Feral mother cat in mourning for her kittens - how long will it last? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Jun 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Can I exchange my cats?

I don't love my cats. Can I humanely surrender them and find a better match? [more inside]
posted by Jay Levitt on Dec 28, 2010 - 44 answers

If given the chance, will my kittens assimilate?

Kittenproofing tips for nerds with too many "wireless" electronics? [more inside]
posted by Zophi on Nov 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Aargh, Kittens!

I just popped out to my shed, and found a hissing emaciated cat. I chased it away (I like the birds in my yard), and as it shot off over the fence and up the road, I found kittens. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Oct 24, 2010 - 25 answers

My hypothetical kittens already have the sniffles.

The Mr and I are seriously considering getting a pair of kittens. We've worked out most of the logistics that this would entail to have the happiest and healthiest cats possible, but he did raise one question that hadn't been a concern with my last cat. His daughter lives in a house with 3 cats. At least one of these cats is indoor/outdoor, our cats would be strictly indoor. When his daughter comes to our house on the weekends, are we putting our cats at any risk of disease?
posted by Zophi on Sep 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Trapping pregnant feral cat - good idea or not?

Is it a bad idea to trap a pregnant feral cat so that she can give birth indoors, the kittens can be socialized, and she can be fixed so there's no more kittens? This seems like a no brainer, but recent events have me worried. [more inside]
posted by korej on May 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Can I leave kittens for a month?

[Kitten-filter]: My partner and I would really like to adopt a kitten (or a pair of kittens). The only problem is that every year we leave the country for at least a month, and can't take them with us. Will this be a problem? [more inside]
posted by forza on Dec 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Please help the little pussies

I have searched previous questions, as well as Google and can't find the answer to this question. My friend rescued five kittens, estimated to be 2 1/2 weeks old. She is at a loss as far as feeding. Her efforts with bottles, milk, canned foot, etc. are not working. Can you help? Anyone with experience?
posted by wv kay in ga on Jul 20, 2009 - 16 answers

How can we help facilitate our brand new kitten and our 2 year old cat to get along (or at least tolerate each other)?

Although we've been following the standard advice of slow introductions, our new 14 week kitten and 2 year old cat seem to have fallen into a pattern that we're concerned will negatively impact whether or not they ever get along at all! Additionally, we have time constraints and the longer we keep them separated, the more miserable the kitten seems to be. [more inside]
posted by etherealclarity on Jun 1, 2009 - 17 answers

Mother cat in basement/crawl space, nursing two newborn kittens (likely less than two weeks old) soliciting solutions.

I just moved into a duplex two weeks ago, and yesterday I discovered two kittens (w/ mother) underneath my unit ... I can't afford (both financially and emotionally) to care for them at the moment .... [more inside]
posted by weakcore on May 1, 2009 - 22 answers

My cats know I'm made of meat!!

Potentially gross question about two cats that like the taste of human flesh. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Nov 13, 2008 - 27 answers

Is the way I'm feeding my cats making them sick?

How can I avoid killing my friend's cats? I'm taking care of them and I'm terrified that I'm doing a very bad job. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Did I just acquire fleas?

Did I just acquire a infestation of mites and fleas and god-knows-what-else from a wild kitten? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Hurrah for kittens!

Name our kittens! We have just brought home two entirely black boy kittens from the shelter and they need names. [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Oct 19, 2005 - 100 answers

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