Cats- PLEASE help

@tosha33 (265)
United States
June 14, 2009 7:46pm CST
I found a cat under my trailer today and I am not sure how long its been under there, It is past the stage of losing weight, and is now skin and bones, Including the back part near the but, here comes one other problem I think she may be pregnant, she is eating a little and has drank a little bit of water, but is there anything I can do to help he to put on weight or should I let her try to gain the weight back on her own since she is eating and drinking on her own?
4 responses
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
I would just try her on few bit of food when she's ready she will start to eat again I wouln't worry about her she be o.k.Just keep checking up on her to see what's going on or take to a vet if you feel better let me know how's she's doing I am very interst on cat's.I hope she O.K. cd
@tosha33 (265)
• United States
15 Jun 09
She seems to be ok, she is eating a little bit on her own and she has started to drink a little bit of water, although i would like to find a good home for her as i have 2 cats of my own, i just do not want to see her back outside again.
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
yes girl another way to care for a cat is to play with them. let your cat happy and enjoy his/her life. you can do so by giving him/her chances to mingle with their fellow. if they are happy it will enhance their proper development. that will result to good health and sound body system. cat is a good pet. in our belief cat could help take away a fish bone on your neck.
• United States
15 Jun 09
Water is the most important part for her to take in. She does need both, but often cats avoid water. I am not sure what you are feeding her, but wet food, a high quality wet food, is a good choice to help her gain weight. As skinny as she is the weight gain might be slow. You don't want to rush the weight gain though. The fact that he is eating is a good sign. If you find at a point she is not drinking, try to add some to her food. Try not to feed him cows milk. Cats do not digest cows milk well. You might want to check his feces, to check for worms. If he has worms or parasites, then feeding him wont do much. Like the last poster said, to check for fleas. The fleas will also cause worms. If you can't afford a vet, then monitor her, check for fleas and worms and make sure she is eating and drinking. A high protein high fat dry and wet food. You can keep the dry food free form if you are able to and give the wet food each day. Thanks for being kind enough to take her in!
@tosha33 (265)
• United States
15 Jun 09
thank you for the information, right now because she is a skinny as she is and the fact that i think she may be pregnant, i have given her kitten food, she seems to like it and it will be easier for her to digest.It will also be helpful for her to chew since the bits are so small that it makes it easier for it to go down.
21 Jun 09
Kitten food is good. It is high in protein and vitamins which are intended to support a rapidly growing kitten, but it's also good for feeding a pregnant cat as well because if she is pregnant a lot of her bodies energy is going towards supporting the unborn kittens. So she may not put on a lot of weight immediately even if you feed her regularly. If she's not pregnant, the kitten food will help her a lot. However, the most important thing is that she's eating and drinking regularly. Good for you for helping this starving cat though.
@irishidid (8717)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I'd take her to the vet. She may be dehydrated. Gently grab the cat's skin by the back of the neck as if you are going to pick her up. Let go and see how long it takes for it to go back into place. If it goes back immediately dehydration is not a problem. If it takes a bit of time, then the cat is most likely dehydrated. Give her kitten chow, not adult food and supplementing with some kind of oily fish wouldn't hurt. Tuna and sardines are good choices. Give her just a bit at a time. Make sure she always has clean water available.
@tosha33 (265)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I thik she may be sightly dehydrated, but she is drinking water and i am keeping her indoors till i can possibly find a new home for her. It is so hot outside that anymore heat would just do more damage, and with me being a sucker for cats have to try to save as many as i can.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Unless you want to take her to a vet for vitamin supplements the best thing you can do is to feed her a good brand of catfood that is high in protein. She will gain weight but be careful not to overfeed her since that can make her sick. She most likely has fleas, too, so you should bathe her with a flea product for cats if she'll let you.
@tosha33 (265)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Thanks for being the first to respond, your advice was just what I was thinking, maybe she will be able to pull through. she seems to be doing well or ok given her situation.