Welcome to The Cat Site
your cat community
Interact with our community

Nursing Mom Lost Blood After Delivery :(

SeventhHeaven

TCS Member
Thread starter
Top Cat
Oct 18, 2015
1,414
555
BC Canada
Needing to Hydrate Fast!! She's not attending to kittens, removed
litter laced her lips with tiny amount of sugar, hasn't eaten today that I can see, very hot summer day! plus my mistake to much bedding in with her :( force fed some
moist food she was very warm cooled her off slowly with
water going into cool night is getting better- gums discolored
*took her a day for last placenta to pass* blood loss during this time
now she's OK very little discharge worst is over *hoping* just needing fluids managing
with big plastic eye droppers still won't drink on own. Kitten's are cared for by other
female cat who volunteered. Should I offer mom cat pedialyte or NO stay away from salt
or tuna juice at this time? Just keep on with plain water and sugar water...
plus moist food non stop until she's regained more strength? She has milk
to supply kittens...
 
Last edited:

StefanZ

Advisor
Staff Member
Advisor
Sep 18, 2005
22,485
5,986
Sweden
Pedialyte is verygood if you haveit. If not water with glucose sugar and a trifle salt.

What sugar do you use so far? Why do you write no salt?

You seem to handle this emergen
Well.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4

SeventhHeaven

TCS Member
Thread starter
Top Cat
Oct 18, 2015
1,414
555
BC Canada
Thanks Stefanz Glad you're monitoring ....was told by a vet salt intake can sometimes
back fire make matters worse depending on situation how dehydrated serious the
situation. Just being cautious thanks for the thumbs Up will make some up for her!

She refused to touch even tuna the others want to roll me for it...

Will keep updating, G'night for now,
 

Sarthur2

Cat lady extraordinaire
Staff Member
Advisor
Mar 8, 2015
28,367
8,091
Sunny Florida
She may also need calcium. See if she will take some KMR.

Did she eat the placentas? If so, they do supply nutrition.

Hoping she feels better soon!
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #7

SeventhHeaven

TCS Member
Thread starter
Top Cat
Oct 18, 2015
1,414
555
BC Canada
Thank you Sarthur2, 2 more placentas, during birth she was shooting
kittens out very fast...can pick KMR up tomorrow :)

*kittens sound like birds chirping when my hand passes over them happy and loud.
StefanZ StefanZ almost ate some moist food on her own then refused so Yes forcing. Gonna Win!
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #12

SeventhHeaven

TCS Member
Thread starter
Top Cat
Oct 18, 2015
1,414
555
BC Canada
Pyometra Took 3 days to pass alll placentas lots of blood loss she's very petite, very dehydrated- She received sub Q's plus antibiotic shot, extra kitty hygiene treatment @ home. She was back eating looked fab again within a day.
Still removed from kits, they're all thriving. :clap2:

From google:
In its simplest terms, pyometra is an infection in the uterus. Pyometra is considered a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively. "Pyometra is a secondary infection that occurs because of hormonal changes in the female's reproductive tract."
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/pyometra-in-cats
 
Last edited:

Sarthur2

Cat lady extraordinaire
Staff Member
Advisor
Mar 8, 2015
28,367
8,091
Sunny Florida
FYI: If the vet diagnosed her with pyometra, the only way to be sure it is completely gone is a spay surgery.
 

talkingpeanut

TCS Member
Top Cat
Oct 12, 2015
11,703
3,533
Are you planning to spay after she is done nursing? Can you keep her away from intact males until then?
 
Top