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Q. Hello my male cat came home this morning with a kitten about 4 months old.The kitten is treating my male as if he was its mom upon inspecting this cat

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. Hi, I think your question got cut off. Perhaps you could try to repost it and tell us specifically what you need to know about this new kitten? In a general sense I'd advise you to keep your cat separate from this new cat until you can decide what to do with her (i.e. Take her to a rescue, adopt out with a friend, etc). If you're going to take responsibility for her get her checked out by a vet for possible infectious diseases that she could pass to your cat. And get her vaccinated and dewormed as soon as possible.


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