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Discussion in 'Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care' started by callie37, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. callie37

    callie37 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Dec 28, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have this kitten the rest of her brothers and sisters have passed away
    I'm trying to save her from having the same tragic ending as her brothers and sisters she is only a few weeks old born last month
    She has a mouth full of teeth and is able to walk around
    It seems as if she's lost her spark for life ever since her brothers and sisters have all passed .. she dosen't want to walk around as much as she used to she is learning to eat food now soft canned food by syringe
    Mixed in warm water all she does is sleep and eat which I'm concerned about because for her age she should be walking around and getting curious.

    Any tips or advice to help me save her?
    Any advice would be appreciated


  2. mwallace056

    mwallace056 TCS Member Top Cat

    Jan 3, 2015
    Please take her to a vet ASAP, we are begging you, there may be something wrong which you can't see, i don't think there anything we can do
    @catwoman707 @stefanz
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

  3. catpack

    catpack TCS Veteran Kitten

    Aug 13, 2013
    Southeastern USA
    You need to get her to a vet ASAP! This is even more urgent since the other kittens have died. I do not believe there is an home remedy you can administer to help at this time.

    You MUST find a way to get her to a vet and, this very likely needs to happen tonight. Call around for an emergency clinic. If this is not available, call around to other clinics in your area. Most will give a number to call in case of an emergency. With the age and history of the kittens, I deem your situation an emergency.

  4. callie37

    callie37 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Dec 28, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    We don't have the money for an expensive vet bill we just through a horrible move my hands are pretty much tied here

  5. Sarthur2

    Sarthur2 Cat lady extraordinaire Staff Member Advisor

    Mar 8, 2015
    Sunny Florida
    Call a shelter in the morning and see if they have a vet that can see her for free. It sounds like she may be sick if she is not eating on her own. I think the other posters nailed it - she needs a vet for medicine. Please call a shelter (not the pound) and ask for help with this poor baby if you want to save it. Let us know what happens please!

  6. StefanZ

    StefanZ Advisor Staff Member Advisor

    Sep 18, 2005
    Im reading, but can answer more first in about one hour from now.
    The advice of SArthur  I good.  Its not only a chance to get a vet examination for free, but above all, most vets dont know much how to help weak kittens, or kittens without clear cut symptoms.    Its almost only vets cooperating much with rescue groups and no kill shelters, and vets cooperating with breederes, who usually knows much about such kittens...

    So if you shall put some of the few dollars you have left on a vet, it must be a vet experienced with helping weak kittens...

    If she is sick for real, we cant help much.  Hopefully a vet can.    But the problem is, it may be something with the whole litter.  Genetic perhaps.

    Although, if you do have access to raw goat milk, it cant hurt and may even help some.

    But if your instinctive hunch is right, she got depressed because she is alone now, you can fight with THAT.

    Have her on a fleece blankets - it feels almost alike mommas fur.

    Have a stuffed toy animal as her company, with fleece or plush on it.    If you have possibility to have something warm, alike a heat pad, or a little heated up rice sock, in it, it would be even better.

    Perhaps you yourself can make do something.  It doesnt need to be very realistic.

    Also, the classical, carrying her at your chest, singing soflty, talking friendly.  She is no (longer) a premature baby, but she surely need the comfort from human warmth and human bothering about her.   She be depressed or she be sick.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015

  7. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 TCS Member Veteran

    Sep 10, 2005
    @callie37 Is there an update for your kitten? I am sorry for all that you have been through with your litter of kittens. Please give us an update on the kitten and let us know how you are doing too.

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