Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Scrawny (but Healthy) Foster Kittens
Meowmy fostered her first baby kitten litter recently, and they are still so small. She needs them to beef up so she can get them fixed and adopted! hehe The foster coordinator said they might just be small kittens.
They turn 8 weeks this week, and yet, they are the size of 6 week old kittens. Just so you know, they were taken from their feral momma at about 3.5 weeks old, and took immediately to canned food.
I'm supplementing them w/an L-lysine paste, but is there anything I can do other than giving more canned food? I already feed them 3 times a day, and give them dry food for late night munchies.
They eat really well, but they are just so skinny. You can feel their bones and ribs, and they've been dewormed w/Nemex. They had really bad diarrhea for several weeks, and were vaccinated last week.
She can't give Drontal until they're over 1.5 pounds, and they're not quite there yet.
Any thoughts on how to get them to gain some weight?