Monday, June 27, 2016

Getting to know the kittens



It has been a rough week for me and the kittens.  It has been hard on me that they see me as the enemy, but this isn't anything I haven't been through before. I know it is something I can overcome and will overcome, but it is challenging when I'm the enemy and they are having medical issues.


Yes, the kittens have diarrhea. They came with solid stools, but the transition and maybe the stress of it all has caused things to loosen up. They are also small for their age, so I've been trying to give them food to help them catch up and they are eating it, and pooping it out.  With the diarrhea, they are filling up litter boxes rather quickly and they are choosing to go on the couch or on the towels, or other places in the room, I have added two more boxes, so *knocks wood* hopefully this is the end of it.


I've had the stool tested at the shelter and nothing is showing. I've started probiotics so hopefully this will end soon, and if not I'll bring another sample to the shelter to double check since most parasites don't shed 100% of the time.  If they have a second clear sample I'll start them on raw food and hopefully that will clear this up.


As you can see from the video the little black kitten isn't afraid of me anymore. He is not a fan of my hands, so if I want to pet him or touch him he can't see it coming. He will purr when I snuggle him, which is causing his siblings to give me the benefit of the doubt - as long as I don't look at them.  I have broken out the Spirit Essence and the Rescue Remedy. We just need to break the gut reaction they have that I'm bad. If I can get them to stop and think about it I know this feral part of things will be over... well I hope.


16 comments:

  1. They ARE cute - but they are definitely a Work In Progress.

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  2. They sound like quite a project! We have every confidence that they'll come around under your care and will be less afraid of your grabby hands soon.

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  3. What cute kits! (We know, we say that about all of them, but they are.) We hope you can get the diarrhea under control...if anybuddy can, you can. :)

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  4. Good luck... I hope you can tame them like you tamed Art3mis.

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  5. hope they clear up soon. :) Birch is like the black kitten - all snuggly so long as he doesn't see it coming haha

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  6. I don't know if I've ever fostered a litter that DIDN'T have diarrhea at some point ... *sigh*. These guys are adorable!

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  7. They are all so cute. I hope this clears up soon.

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  8. Anonymous10:35 AM

    When I fostered, I used canned pumpkin as a tummy remedy.

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  9. Another challenge for you ! We're sure that they will trust you soon. We cross our paws that diarrhea stops quickly. Purrs

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  10. You shall overcome the obstacles!

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  11. Oh those eyes are so adorable

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  12. Adorable! It must be so hard not to be able to get your hands on them. Soon, I hope!

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  13. Poor kitties and poor you. I will pray they get better soon.

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  14. You're very good at what you do so we know you will tame these lil guys soon. It's funny though, to see such small tots already acting a bit like grown up cats.

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  15. Aww. I can see how it would be frustrating to start all over every time. These kittens are every bit as beautiful as the last ... the brown tabby at the top of the individual shots is especially striking (NO! I DO NOT need another cat :) ) I hope they feel better and start picking up weight soon. Maybe the rest will work itself out once they feel better physically.

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  16. What cuties! Hopefully they feel better soon!

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