Pregnant feral cat Naya has toxoplasmosis – here’s what we know so far
SEP 1, 2020: Naya’s fecal test results finally came back and she is PCR positive for toxoplasmosis. We are furiously researching to try to understand and prepare for what this will mean for her and her kittens. We were able to start treatment immediately, which is a big relief because we are very limited in options for safely treating pregnant cats. Even with treatment, this is a high risk situation for Naya’s kittens. We have more questions than answers at this point, and will keep you informed as we learn more.
AUG 27, 2020: Mavis developed an acute (extremely fast onset) fever, likely due to mastitis. Her milk production has been disrupted as a result, so we are supplementing kittens with formula. After a stressful 12 hours, she’s responding well to treatment.
AUG 24, 2020: Six of Mavis’ kittens are thriving so far, but despite our best efforts, we lost Shanti today. We did everything possible to help her fight, but we suspect she had an insurmountable congenital issue. Please spay and neuter!
PLEASE NOTE: It is NORMAL for new mama cats to pant and breathe fast for days or weeks after giving birth. There is NO reason for concern, mom and babies are all doing extremely well. 🙂
Oleo – Panther boy with white collar
Poppins – Dark tabby girl with aqua collar
Shanti – Dark tabby girl with red collar (crossed the Bridge on 8/24)
Zilla – Panther girl with pink collar
Barlow – Panther boy with yellow collar
Helvetica – Mini-me tabby girl with purple collar
Jura – Panther girl with blue collar
Weight chart: https://j.mp/3l7yiQF
AUG 22, 2020: Mavis and Naya were both pregnant when they were trapped from our Happy Forest feral cat colony. Mavis gave birth for the last time to seven beautiful kittens today. Mama and babies will all be spayed and neutered, so babies never have to experience the hardships Mavis has had to survive in the wild.
AUG 3, 2020: Nevada was dying when she came out of the forest and asked Dave for help. Two days later, we were able to trap her two brothers, and today we trapped her mom. Like Nano, she saved her whole family. Nevada is coming back to life, and we are hopeful for a full recovery and most of all of her vision restored. Salty and Caramel are LIVE on the VIP cam at https://vip.tinykittens.com
JULY 19, 2020: Caramel gave birth to one living kitten, Salty, and one
kitten she had miscarried two weeks earlier, named Popcorn. Her pregnancy was extremely high risk, and we are SO relieved mom and baby are doing well! PLEASE spay and neuter your pets so you can prevent situations like these!
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MAY 4, 2020: Mercy was hit by a car at just 5 months old, and is recovering from a broken jaw. She and Grace were roommates before Grace gave birth, and have been reunited now that kittens are born. We are still working on building Mercy’s confidence, and Grace seems to sense Mercy needs a little extra love.
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