All cat admitted into our care are vaccinated before leaving the centre and Daisy is no exception. She saw the vet again this week during our weekly vet run, she was a very brave girl when she had her vaccination which will cover her for cat flu, infectious feline enteritis and feline leukaemia. To find out more about the importance of getting your cat vaccinated please click here
Daffodil, Emma, Dewi and Eire have more than double in size and are growing at a very quick rate gaining around 10 grams a day. Their fur is getting very fluffy, they have the curtest of whiskers and the tiniest of nails. Cat whiskers are filled with very sensitive nerves, they help cats judge distance, and space, feel their way around in the dark and to sense vibrations in the air when hunting. Their ears are almost fully erect and they are starting to respond to sound.
|Daffodil, has cute whiskers and tiny nails|
The kitten’s eyes are now open completely but their vision will still be blurred. Their eyes are a lovely deep blue colour as all young kittens are at this age, they will change to their adult colour by the age of 6 weeks. Their baby incisors are starting to come through, their sense of smell is starting to develop, and they will hiss at strange smells.
|Eire's eyes are open but her vision is still blurred|
The kittens are more mobile and are starting to crawl away from Daisy, they are also more aware of their siblings and starting to interact with each other. All in all, they are a total bunch of absolute cuteness!
You can help contribute towards the cost of caring for Daisy, her kittens and other unwanted cats by becoming a Cats Protection sponsor, to get started, please visit here
Alternatively you can make a one off donation to our kitten appeal at http://bit.ly/2GDxM7P or by texting BRKW48 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.
Daisy is one of the lucky cats who has found her way into our care, sadly every year many cats give birth out doors with no proper shelter and care. Although we all love seeing mums with kittens at the centre, we would always advocate getting cats neutered as this is the only effective way to reduce unwanted cats in the UK. A fact which surprises everyone is that one female cat can be responsible for a staggering 20,000 descendants in just five years! For help with neutering your cat, please click here
Watch this space for our next kitten watch blog!