|Purred: Tue Jun 14, '11 3:50pm PST |
|I am so freaked out. I am cat sitting for a friend that I cannot reach and the cat had kittens!
I check on her ever four days and this morning I was freaked out to find two dead malformed kittens still in their sacks with the afterbirth attached in two different rooms, then I found the momma kitty in her cubby hole spot with two live kittens. I check all over the house for any other kittens and didn't find anything, so I guess she is done. The last time I saw momma kitty was four days ago so I have no idea when she had the kittens.
I had no idea she was pregnant and if my friend knew she would have told me. I feel so stupid that neither one of us thought about a vet emergency. So here I am hoping I don't have a vet emergency because I don't have the funds to take care of it.
I have taken the momma home with me so I can keep a better eye on her. I stopped in at a vet office in person that I just happen to pass taking momma from her home to mine. The vet was tout of the office for the rest of the day, and the lady there seems very knowledgeable with all many questions I had and advised several things to do to get her to eat and drink.
To cap. Momma kitty is not responsive to her babies, and she will not eat or drink. She never cleaned herself up or her two babies up. I cleaned them all the best I could with a damp warm washcloth. Momma kitty will nurse the kittens but I have to roll momma over and put them on a nipple and momma kitty will let them to eat until the fall asleep. Like I mentioned, momma kitty is not at all responsive to them.
The vet office lady told me that this stuff is normal for some cats when it's their first litter and they will get better. Some other questions popped into my head and all the vets are closed up for the day. I am hoping to get some answers to get me more easily through the night.
How long does momma cat bleed after giving birth? I noticed a bit about the size of a dime twice so far. In my opinion it's about medium in thickness, and I have not seen any puss or tissue.
The techniques the vet's office gave to see she eats and drinks isn't working, so I had the idea of using an eye dropper. I eye dropped in water and then later two ounces of kitten formula and try as she can momma kitty couldnot push the liquid out of her mouth and it ended up going in her. Later tonight I am going to try to puree wet kitten food and mix in enough kitten formula to make it work in a eyedropper. Since Momma kitty has went in the litter box and she has not vomited up anyof the food and water. How many ounces of water, kitten formula, and food formula mix does momma kitty need.
I need to bath momma kitty. She smells bad. The vet office lady told me it is because she never cleaned herself and it's all dried all over her. Is it safe for the kittens to bath all the nasty off momma?
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