All right, guys. I'm going to need all your fingers crossed for me soon.
A woman in my Finnish language course has a stray cat that has appeared around her home. The cat is VERY thin and is pregnant. The woman already has two cats and lives in a very small home, so obviously she doesn't have the space needed to house this third cat and
her coming babies.
So, I've offered to take the poor thing in because we have a bedroom with a door that is fairly large and the cat can stay in there during the introductory phase.
What do you guys think about this? At first, the new cat will not even see my two girls and vice versa, since I know that's not the way to introduce two adult cats. And, I won't let the pregnant queen see Gerona and Galina until she's been checked up at the vet and wormed.
This cat needs someone to take her in to provide her a safe and warm place to have her babies.
Part of me views this as fate because just the other day I was at the animal shelter looking for a cat to adopt and none of them really struck my fancy because they did not need
me. They were fat, happy cats content to live at the shelter.
This poor girl needs me, though. She needs someone.
So, I'd like your thoughts on this. I don't know what I'll do with the kittens when they come, but I do know that if they can't find good homes away
from me, they'll find good homes with
me. And, the queen will be spayed after having the babies. I would never let them wind up in a shelter.
Aside from a good food to help her gain weight (I'm considering giving her James Wellbeloved like I give Galina and Gerona or maybe trying to find a pet store here that sells the Eagle brand food), what are some other good things I can give her to help promote milk production? Should I give her an adult food, a kitten food or a mixture of both? I need some advice on helping milk production because I'm worried that, because she is so thin, her body will not be producing enough milk for the babies.
Thanks for any advice and well wishes in advance.