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I was handed this kitten by a lady that said she found her running wild around her house. She wanted me to find her a good home as neighbor kids are mean to her.
I brought her home , sprayed her for fleas and put a tape wormer pill down her. I then fed her some soft food as I was concerned about feeding something that might upset her system. I have 6 cats, all were strays. Rule of thumb here is they must be fixed or neutered to stay, Everyone feels it is worth the loss because of all the food they get. My problem is when I feed the adult cats , she pushes them away from their food. I have locked her up and then feed her by herself. She will eat her food and then cleaned all the other dishes. She goes outdoors and looks for food also so what am I overlooking with this kitten. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Margaret,

She sounds like she may have been starving before. Of course she is going to get pushy when she eats. You can fight this by what you are doing and by feeding her more. Feed her in the morning and night. Get her some kitten food. These have a higher nutritional value than regular food. Sounds like she needs it, Here's a great link about feeding your cats. Its' chock full of good info.

http://www.catinfo.org/

Hope this helped. Good luck and take care.

Ciao, Karen

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I can give advice on cat behavior. I can help about newborn kitten care. I can help with senior cat care. I can answer questions about cat proofing a home or making it cat friendly. I can answer diet questions. I can answer home treatments questions for cats. At present I have 13 cats in home and two ferals outside. And there's always room for one more!

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I have over 40 year's experience with cats. Father was a veterinarian and I assisted him in his work. I have 15 cats at present. Most are shelter or feral rescues. I have one purebred cat. I have done cat rescues and foster care. Some thoughts to carry with you. A Cat's 10 Commandments My life is likely to last 15-20 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But I have only you. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. Before you swat me, before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could draw blood. And claws to strike back. And yet I choose not to attack you. If I don't act right then have me checked to see what is wrong. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old. On the difficult journey, on the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Because I love you so. Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing without God's critters. Pass this on.

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