HappyLady Posted September 25, 2012 Share Posted September 25, 2012 A stray cat showed up at my house today. She's super friendly and very skinny. I fed her and she went absolutely crazy for the food. Unfortunately, I suspect that she's either recently given birth or is now in the early stages of pregnancy. I can't turn my back on her. Ultimately I'd love to take her in, but my DH is not fond of this idea. For one, he thinks all strays will just pee everywhere in the house. Plus, we already have a cat and he fears our cat will retaliate by peeing in the house. Our dog would be fine with the cat, but the cat has already hissed at the dog through the window. I'm sure their relationship would be ok after time, though. And then there's the kids. So far, the cat has let my DS2 pet her. He ran right up to her and she didn't run. It scared me, but he got ahead of me and the cat seemed fine with him. Another thing is I just noticed there was a worm on the outside of her behind. :ack2: So, where do I go from here? If she's recently given birth, would she bring the kittens to my house? She's been sitting on my porch for a few hours now and hasn't wanted to leave (she actually wants to come in) so I would think she doesn't currently have kittens, right? Or do they go long periods of time without feeding them? If I bring her in the house, I have a large dog crate I can confine her to. Would that be a good idea or no seeing as she's used to being outside and probably won't want to be confined? If she's in the house, will these worms continue to come out and then be in my house?? :ack2: How do I introduce her to my cat and dog? I'd like to get her in to a vet, but I'm not sure how to go about getting her in a carrier. Any tricks to that? I know I can shove my cat in there, but a stray I'm worried will fight me on it. LOL Thoughts? Suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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