my cat just had kittens! she didn't clean one off I believe it to be the runt what should i do for it?

my cat just had kittens! she didn't clean one off I believe it to be the runt what should i do for it? Also there are 3 other kittens she did clean off but their sacks are still attached to two of them, do i have to do anything for them? Is there anything else i should know for newborn kitten care?

Asked by Member 632443 on May 13th 2008 Tagged newborn, kittens, health, aid in Health & Safety
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Do you mean by "didn't clean off" that the sack is not open? The sack needs to be open for the kitten to breathe. You could gentle open it, gently rub the kitten in a towel, and put it back with its mom.
Your Mama cat will clean the kittens, one by one. She has her hands full and is probably tired.
In general, let the mother cat care for the kittens undisturbed for the first two weeks, except for general cleaning, feeding the mother, and general monitoring.
Best wishes!

Skuya answered on 5/13/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Congratulations on your new family! We hope everything worked out and is now going well.

We don't know the circumstances under which you ended up with a cat giving birth, but unless it was a sudden thing (found her the day before she gave birth, didn't know she was pregnant, etc.), you really should have been looking up information about kitty childbirth before the blessed event occurred! But don't despair--you still have lots of time to use the Internet or cat books to get information about helping Momcat raise healthy, happy kittens. And be sure to find them loving, forever homes. Momcat and kits will love you forever for that. You might consider spaying Momcat once she's back on her feet. Good luck!

Lola answered on 5/15/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


if she didnt clean them there is something wrong with the kittens she wont take care of them hate to say it but there is really nothing u can do i have had first time mothers do this alot either they dont know what to do or theres something wrong with the poor lil babies the mamas sense it sorry....

budah answered on 5/20/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer