I realise she's very young to leave Mum, but have little choice. A family I work with have 10+ cats, including this kitten. The others from the litter left at 5 weeks old They are very keen to give her away as soon as they can. I persuaded them to keep her for the extra fortnight, but if I don't take her on Friday she will be homeless. They do not have a litter tray, so the cats wee and poo in the house. She has been eating solid food, mainly given to her by Mum Cat, who has been taking food from bins and bringing it home to eat with the kittens. They have not been wormed or de flea'd, and are quite skinny.
I feel the kitten would be better coming home with me, as they are financially unable to feed or care for her properly, but I am worried about her young age. I have booked a vets appointment for Saturday.
What can I do to make the transition easy for her? I do work, but only school hours, and have the weekend to settle her in before I have to leave her alone. Am so nervous, and keen to do my best after her difficult start.
Thanks everyone, for all the fab advice. Just combed her and there was much less flea dirt. A few dead fleas, but haven't spotted a live one all day. Much less scratching. Hopefully we've cracked it. All kitten's bedding and blankets in washing machine.
You def did the right thing, can you put a picture up?!
Not sure if anyone has mentioned pet insurance, well worth imo. My friends cat was recently run over and it cost her about £1500 in vets bills I have moggy insurance with argos and it only costs £6 a month!!
When my cat was flea infested the only thing that worked was advocate, not sure what age it is suitable from tho.
Very similar here, Catmint. Boo has spent the evening playing with dh and is now on dd's knee watching Vera. She watches TV so intently,it's very funny
Using the litter tray with no further accidents. Can't believe how easily she has picked it up. She was sick tonight, brought up one of those rubber bracelet things...not ours so must have been ingested in her previous home.
No more live fleas on tonight's combing.
Insured her today, £10 a month with Petplan, more expensive than some but the cover was good. I also plan to pay £99 for a vacs plan, which covers the cost of boosters for their lifetime.
Glad to hear you are enjoying Meg, Catmint. We have laughed so much at Boo's antics today, she's really added something extra to our family <soppy>