Small very pregnant cat help

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #141

JackSmith90

TCS Member
Thread starter
Adult Cat
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
128
Reaction score
330
The vet said she probably had a litter before. I think the mom is small and tired with a lot of kittens. Also is it normal for the mother to be panting and breathing fast while nursing? She pants occasionally but the bathroom is warm. I can see her breathing really quickly as well.
Her breath goes back to normal when not nursing
 

Sarthur2

Cat lady extraordinaire
Staff Member
Advisor
Joined
Mar 8, 2015
Messages
29,968
Reaction score
9,943
Location
Sunny Florida
Many cats pant a lot the first day or two after having kittens as they grow accustomed to the taxing job of nursing. Sometimes it means they need calcium, but she’s had plenty of extra calcium today with the formula she drank. She will calm down in a day or two. Let her be and stop resettling her and her nest and her kittens constantly. Just observe from a distance for a day or two. She should be able to manage.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #144

JackSmith90

TCS Member
Thread starter
Adult Cat
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
128
Reaction score
330
Many cats pant a lot the first day or two after having kittens as they grow accustomed to the taxing job of nursing. Sometimes it means they need calcium, but she’s had plenty of extra calcium today with the formula she drank. She will calm down in a day or two. Let her be and stop resettling her and her nest and her kittens constantly. Just observe from a distance for a day or two. She should be able to manage.
Okay I will stop messing with kittens as much, I will put them back in the pile when one runs off. I will not help them nurse as much. I am trying to get them in the nest together since some try to leave the blanket.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #146

JackSmith90

TCS Member
Thread starter
Adult Cat
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
128
Reaction score
330
Mother took the largest and tried to feed it one on one. Two of the grays had their first poops, there was a lot. We had seen the mother lick some of their privates a bit but had not seen anything come out. I had not seen anything on their peepee pads. I am keeping an eye on them to make sure they are not uncomfortable.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #151

JackSmith90

TCS Member
Thread starter
Adult Cat
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
128
Reaction score
330
You’ll want to supplement with a syringe. Kittens with moms will rarely accept a bottle. Did you watch the video link for syringe feeding that I posted for you in my Post #136?
Had a hard time using syringes on kittens before. We had a litter of new born kittens that were abandoned and they only accepted bottles.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #157

JackSmith90

TCS Member
Thread starter
Adult Cat
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
128
Reaction score
330
Here are the weights. We have been giving the runt some formula a couple of times, runt is less lazy now. We noticed she separate some of the smaller kittens to feed them away from the bigger ones.
20200810_154053.jpg
20200810_154106.jpg
20200810_154116.jpg
20200810_154125.jpg
20200810_154136.jpg
20200810_154146.jpg


We also noticed some blood but no noticable injuries on the kitties. Could it be from the umbilical cords falling off? The kittens do fight for the nipples.
20200810_151532.jpg
 
Top