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    Help with my stray

    hello, I was able to befriend a pregnant stray recently.When I took her to the vet two days later, I was informed she had already given birth and to find her kittens asap. Unfortunately, I had kept her inside the previous night not knowing she had the kittens already, so she wasn't able to feed her babies. I let her out as soon as I could so she could feed them, and so I could track where she goes. I haven't been able to find the kittens(which at this point are about 2 weeks old), but she frequently travels to the same spot which leads me believe they're still alive. However, she has been spending increasingly more time with us on our property which confuses me.I really dont like letting her out since she isn't spayed, but I dont want to deprive her kittens if they're dependent on her. Is it normal for a new mother to spend little time with her kittens? Could she be going to the spot for reasons other than kittens, say maybe she just likes to visit the spot? Are there any other clues as to whether her kittens survived other than her leaving for bouts at a time? And how long should allow her to go outside to feed them without really knowing if thats what she's doing?Sorry for this novel of and I appreciate any info

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    If her teets have a good supply of milk for many days she is feeding. Otherwise she would be drying up. She will use her instincts to feed them if they are there. Good luck let us know how this all turns out!

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    @[replacer_a] You can also take a look at her nipples. If the hair around them looks kinda' like it has been wet or sticky looking,the she has been nursing.If the spot she goes to, is not too far away, if there are kittens, they may just follow her in a week or two.

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