A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cat health & behaviour
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Kitten purrs needed



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 9th 05, 12:17 PM
Fritti Fritti is offline
Member
 
First recorded activity by CatBanter: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 46
Send a message via Yahoo to Fritti
Default Kitten purrs needed

Hello everyone, please help us! Yesterday night my girl Shandy delivered two kittens. Both I had to pull out of her since it were both breech presentations! The first was a black girl-kit, the second was a grey/black tabby boy-kit. He had trouble breathing when he was out of his mom, and sadly, he didn't make it till morning. Please send my girl Shandy and her new daughter your purrs! Please purr that she'll pull through!
  #2  
Old May 9th 05, 02:43 PM
Lesley
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Purrs for Shandy and her daughter and consoling purrs for the little
boy

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

  #3  
Old May 9th 05, 04:50 PM
KellyH
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"Fritti" wrote in message
...

Hello everyone, please help us! Yesterday night my girl Shandy delivered
two kittens. Both I had to pull out of her since it were both breech
presentations! The first was a black girl-kit, the second was a
grey/black tabby boy-kit. He had trouble breathing when he was out of
his mom, and sadly, he didn't make it till morning. Please send my girl
Shandy and her new daughter your purrs! Please purr that she'll pull
through


If you can get Shandy to the vet, please do. It's possible she may have
other kittens. Just two kittens is unusual. She may have some that died in
utero.

--
-Kelly


  #4  
Old May 10th 05, 12:14 AM
bowensanders
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Purrs to Shandy and Shandy's wee one. Make sure she's kept warm and
that Shandy gives her plenty of milk. If you think, over time, that she
isn't getting enough milk, supplement her diet with KMR (kitten milk
replacement).

Also, there was never a kitten that didn't benefit from the loving
touch of her human companions. As time goes on, you could help mother
her just as Shandy does. Talk to her all the time, and treat her as
your very own baby. Remember you're the baby's nanny now! Between the
second and eighth week is the most important developmental point in a
kitten's life; this is the time that all of its behaviors and reactions
to things are neuralogically built. The more things from your
environment you expose them to during this time (other people, a leash
and harness, noises, the outside world, the car, etc) the more
well-adjusted and willing the kitten will be to see you as 'safety' or
the 'safe place' - and the more likely you will have a cat that 'comes
when you call them.' You can never start training too early. They will
turn out better in the long run, the more you put into it.

Best of luck, and purrs from our Mooch, Purusha and Loki as well!
bowensanders & laurelnoelle

(http://www.bowensanders.com/ - for those who complained about talking
about your cats without providing the group pictures *wink*)

  #5  
Old May 11th 05, 03:30 PM
Fritti Fritti is offline
Member
 
First recorded activity by CatBanter: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 46
Send a message via Yahoo to Fritti
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lesley
Purrs for Shandy and her daughter and consoling purrs for the little
boy

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs
Thanks, at least he won't be all by himself at the Bridge. Two years ago Shandy had a litter of three that didn't live through two weeks, so the little guy from this time will have two sisters and a brother about his age to play with. The purrs seemed to have helped; Shandy and her little girl Reverse (we called her that way because I had to pull her out of Shandy myself since she was coming out tailfirst) seem quite fine now. Thanks again.
  #6  
Old May 11th 05, 03:32 PM
Fritti Fritti is offline
Member
 
First recorded activity by CatBanter: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 46
Send a message via Yahoo to Fritti
Default

It's not quite unusual for my little girl Shandy; she never had more that three kits in a litter. She's just very small herself, not very much room in her uterus I guess. But she already had a veterinarial check-up though, just to be sure, and everything seems to be allright. Thanks for the advice anyway.
Fritti.
  #7  
Old May 11th 05, 03:41 PM
Fritti Fritti is offline
Member
 
First recorded activity by CatBanter: Apr 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 46
Send a message via Yahoo to Fritti
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bowensanders
Purrs to Shandy and Shandy's wee one. Make sure she's kept warm and
that Shandy gives her plenty of milk. If you think, over time, that she
isn't getting enough milk, supplement her diet with KMR (kitten milk
replacement).

Also, there was never a kitten that didn't benefit from the loving
touch of her human companions. As time goes on, you could help mother
her just as Shandy does. Talk to her all the time, and treat her as
your very own baby. Remember you're the baby's nanny now! Between the
second and eighth week is the most important developmental point in a
kitten's life; this is the time that all of its behaviors and reactions
to things are neuralogically built. The more things from your
environment you expose them to during this time (other people, a leash
and harness, noises, the outside world, the car, etc) the more
well-adjusted and willing the kitten will be to see you as 'safety' or
the 'safe place' - and the more likely you will have a cat that 'comes
when you call them.' You can never start training too early. They will
turn out better in the long run, the more you put into it.

Best of luck, and purrs from our Mooch, Purusha and Loki as well!
bowensanders & laurelnoelle

(http://www.bowensanders.com/ - for those who complained about talking
about your cats without providing the group pictures *wink*)
Thanks a lot for the purrs and the advice. Shandy and her little baby girl Reverse are in a basket under my computer desk so I can constantly keep my eyes on them, and everything seems to be going good now. Shandy does need the help, because she's not really that attentive of a mother. When Reverse tumbles out of the basket, Shandy won't retrieve her. She does get out of the basket and goes to the kit to feed her, though, and Reverse has a beautiful big round tummy now, so there doesn't seem to be a shortage of milk. After all, the little girl has all eight nipples all to herself now.
Right next to the basket is an old radio-record-player which is constantly playing, providing nice soft music for mom and daught, and about every hour I take little Reverse out of the basket to check up on her. She's quite talkative, squeaking and mewling each time I pick her up. All looking good. Yesterday I kept her on my lap for a while, and Shandy came over to feed her there. Thanks to the help I had to give her with her litters being born (the very first not wanting to come out because of the size, and now these two in breech presentation, also needing to be pulled out by me), Shandy is very trusting where it concerns me handling her kittens. Actually, it seems to be the cause of her unattentiveness. She seems to think, when for instance little Reverse tumbles out of the basket: Well, no need for me to pick her up, I have someone doing that for me.
Anyway, as I said, thank you very much for the purrs and the advice. It seems to have helped a lot!
Fritti.
  #8  
Old May 11th 05, 09:14 PM
bowensanders
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Glad we could do anything to help. We're willing to bet she's going to
grow up to be quite an amazing cat. You have to get us some pictures!
we'd love to see them, for our cat scrapbook (we've got pictures of all
the cat's we've worked with in the last years, as you can imagine, its
getting to be a big book now...

& laurelnoelle
www.bowensanders.com will have the scrapbook soon...

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Job Hunting purrs needed badly Karen Cat anecdotes 28 May 11th 05 01:25 PM
Purrs needed for a friend KellyH Cat anecdotes 18 March 19th 05 01:29 PM
Sleep and Other Purrs Needed (long) jmcquown Cat anecdotes 95 January 24th 05 03:33 AM
stray kitten advice needed, again Ann Cat anecdotes 15 October 21st 04 10:06 PM
Advice needed for how best to handle new kitten. kaeli Cat health & behaviour 13 July 22nd 03 05:59 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.