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post #1 of 25
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Hello! My cat just gave birth to 5 kittens on monday. They were all healthy and happy until today i noticed one of them has an open mouth. I will be taking him to vet shortly but i want to know whether there is somethung i can do.

His mouth is open and there something black on both sides. He is opening his mouth momentarily and not feeding at all. The rest of the kittens are all healthy and having milk.

I once adopted an abandoned kitten and he shortly died after doing the same thing. What can i do? Help please!!!
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by sunshiness View Post

Hello! My cat just gave birth to 5 kittens on monday. They were all healthy and happy until today i noticed one of them has an open mouth. I will be taking him to vet shortly but i want to know whether there is somethung i can do.

His mouth is open and there something black on both sides. He is opening his mouth momentarily and not feeding at all. The rest of the kittens are all healthy and having milk.

I once adopted an abandoned kitten and he shortly died after doing the same thing. What can i do? Help please!!!

I, alike you, suspect its something bad, and the kittens is sick, perhaps even dying.  Good you are taking it to the vet asap, so you will at least know what it is (please tell us what the vet said, and what is this black?).  Also, its possible big dosage of  antibiotics may save it.  So here too an asap vet visit is necessary.

 

Keep the kitten warm and comfortable. Ie have a heating pad or carry it at your chest.   If you can give water, dropwise, or better even, water with some glucose sugar or honey in it, is even better. 

Glucose sugar / dextrose, dextropur / honey, gives quick energy and doesnt need to be digested.   If the kitten cant drink, its enough you smear this on its lips and gum - the glucose goest into blood already in the mouth.

 

 

Keep us reported!

post #3 of 25


Sending prayers and vibes that the little guy gets good help at the vets. I agree with StephanZ that it is wise to give him some hydration/electrolyte replacement. You can also try unflavored Pedialyte (Moms2Moms is cheaper), diluted 50/50 and give it drop by drop, being careful to not cause him to aspirate. the website www.kitten-rescue.com has great information on kittens and is hosted by our own TCS' Hissy. :vibes::vibes::vibes:

post #4 of 25

Any news from the vet?

post #5 of 25

Check to make sure breathing through nose OK the longer the mouth is open the

worse matters can get the baby can dehydrate very fast hoping you can keep up fluids

make appointment   :vibes::vibes::vibes:sending good thoughts and prayers hugs.gif

you mentioned something in mouth on both sides perhaps just markings

you try with Q tip to see if something is there very gently with moistened warm Q tip

*you can moisten a Q tip if you have baby formula and see if he/she will take that

anyway to get fluids in...or pedialyte as mentioned.

post #6 of 25
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I went to the vet and today and yesterday as well. He gave Doodles(mom) 2 doses and said that she is affected as well. He said he couldnt give the kittens any syringe doses as they are too young. But he gave me medicine called "amoxyl" to feed them through a dropper. And also told me the formula milk i should give them.

When i asked him what it was he said it is an infection that is causing flu and pain and that its spreading.

Also today, one more kitten stopped feeding and it worries me a lot!


I have given both the kittens their firat dosage of medicine and i will give them formula milk at night. They are just a week old today. Also, they seem to bubble the medicine out. And then meow a lot.


Now i dont know what to do. I am scared thus might spread. One of them has become almost lifeless and i cant handle it. Also i tried the honey thing you all suggested. It wasnt helping much. Ill continue to do it and keeo you all updated.

Any suggestions are direly needed and appreciated.

Also tell me wjether i should seperate the kittens?? I have seperated the most sick one while the rest are together. Help. THANKYOU!
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by sunshiness View Post

I went to the vet and today and yesterday as well. He gave Doodles(mom) 2 doses and said that she is affected as well. He said he couldnt give the kittens any syringe doses as they are too young. But he gave me medicine called "amoxyl" to feed them through a dropper. And also told me the formula milk i should give them.

When i asked him what it was he said it is an infection that is causing flu and pain and that its spreading.

Also today, one more kitten stopped feeding and it worries me a lot!


I have given both the kittens their firat dosage of medicine and i will give them formula milk at night. They are just a week old today. Also, they seem to bubble the medicine out. And then meow a lot.


Now i dont know what to do. I am scared thus might spread. One of them has become almost lifeless and i cant handle it. Also i tried the honey thing you all suggested. It wasnt helping much. Ill continue to do it and keeo you all updated.

Any suggestions are direly needed and appreciated.

Also tell me wjether i should seperate the kittens?? I have seperated the most sick one while the rest are together. Help. THANKYOU!

Are they able to nurse from mom at all? If not, you need to feed them much more frequently than once at night.

They will starve to death if they are only eating once per day. I also think they all need to be with mom to nurse and get antibiotics from her.
post #8 of 25
If the mother has had meds from the vet amd the babs have been given meds for u to administerdo that. Keep all together as they are likely to all be infected with what ever n if they can nitse from mom she will pass on the meds threw her milk. Alomg side to that i would srynge formula in the babys if not feeding well every 2/4 hours. Keep mum hydrated and kittens make sure they r warm also
Apart from that keep then to n from vets till it has pasted
post #9 of 25

If you haven't already, good time to Wash all bedding etc, with a warm washcloth wipe the mom cat's entire

tummy area if you can bathe her even better,  you can also wipe down all the kittens,

Plus all little paws.


Edited by Seventhheaven - 3/20/17 at 11:18am
post #10 of 25
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I keep changing the clothes. I will bath momma cat tom but im scared she will get upset. She even got upset after the trip to the vet and wasnt licking her own kittens.


Also update: four kittens are having milk from momma cat but one of them isnt so im givjng him formula milk.

Also an hour ago i sat down and watched her feed her babies. She was standing up and not lying down and thats when max 3 kittens were having her milk. If she lies down, only 2 kittens drink her milk and the rest just meow and irritate her more.

I have also noticed black spot across her nipples?? I dont think the vet noticed that... i will be honest vets in my city arent very reliavle so im really worried!!!

Also i think its imp to mention that about 5 months ago she had something in her stomach. An infection sort kf which formed a lump. It got better after meds.. but it sure did pain her
post #11 of 25

Sometimes the mom will sit or stand using gravity to feed.  If you can find some tuna or mackeral fish normally comes in water,

then add juice to mom's water encouraging her to drink more, (as a treat too) lots of moist food she needs fluids to keep

her milk up you can add water to her moist food. Need a good diet to benefit babies. Chopped liver lightly cooked is good plus small steak here and there...

Hopefully the worst is over  You have meds for ammunition. :clap: able to feed babies if necessary.  Great Job!!

Mom cat will need time to dry... if she's to stressed best to leave it for today then just a warm wipe-  We Love pics here any to share hyper.gif 

*enclose a snap of mom cat's chest/nipples.


Edited by Seventhheaven - 3/20/17 at 4:07pm
post #12 of 25
I would not bathe her. Rather, just wipe her off with a warm, damp cloth.
post #13 of 25

Are you able to weigh the kittens to see if they are gaining weight? That way you will know for sure who you need to give formula to- other than the one that you can see is clearly not eating. Hopefully they turn around soon!

post #14 of 25
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I tried to peel it off and it was coming out. What could this be?

Also the major black are her babies
post #15 of 25
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Also here is a picture of the 3 kittens that are totally healthy.. and sadly i dont have the kitchen scale so i cant measure their weight! But thankyou all for the help! Your advices helped and now all 5 of them are feeding! There is still much to do but thankyou so much!
post #16 of 25
I'm not sure what that is. Is it on her skin? It may just be pigmentation that you can now see due to hair loss around the nipples.

It sounds like the babies are doing well! 😊
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by sunshiness View Post

I keep changing the clothes. I will bath momma cat tom but im scared she will get upset. She even got upset after the trip to the vet and wasnt licking her own kittens.


Also update: four kittens are having milk from momma cat but one of them isnt so im givjng him formula milk.

Also an hour ago i sat down and watched her feed her babies. She was standing up and not lying down and thats when max 3 kittens were having her milk. If she lies down, only 2 kittens drink her milk and the rest just meow and irritate her more.

I have also noticed black spot across her nipples?? I dont think the vet noticed that... i will be honest vets in my city arent very reliavle so im really worried!!!

Also i think its imp to mention that about 5 months ago she had something in her stomach. An infection sort kf which formed a lump. It got better after meds.. but it sure did pain her

 

You could try and rotate them.   Let the half whom had just eaten, take their midday nap in their own little nest, with a heat pad holding them warm.

 

And the other half, having quality time with momma.   And rotate them roughly every two hours.

 

Re.  supplement feeding: this kmr you use is apparently good enough.  But if you can get raw goats milk it may be even better.   Raw goats milk comes too from an alive momma, so it has some infection and inflammation suppressing properties.   Cartooned or powdered goats milk is OK to use too, but its not the same potential edge, and thus - not better than the kmr you already have.  Possibly cheaper, but not better.

 

And a scale to weight them daily, IS a good help.  They be sick or healhty...  Try to lend one from some neigbour, perhaps.

 

One thing more.  Its probably good if the air humidity is rather hight, if they have difficult to breathe.   Airing with open mouth dryies them out.

 

 

So it wasnt pneumonia.  I though it could be - and thus, the kitten more or less dying.  Apparently it is some disease, serious and contagious, but not necessarily deadly.

 

So "just" to continue with your good work and your efforts!

post #18 of 25
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Okay so this is a comparision between two of the kittens. One black and white stripes is the healthiest one while the other is the weakest one. Even though, the weakest one has started to feed off momma since 3 days. He is not gaining weight so i continue the formula milk.and his mouth has gotten a lot better.

Amd the third kitten. The comp black one - is the healthiest one but he never feeds off doodles and he also makes noises. Its like he is trying to clear his throat. I gave him formula milk as well today. I will visit the vet on saturday.
Any suggestions before? I am really worried! Also now doodles has also started to sneeze and tbh its v hot here and theu remain away from the fans... idk whats wrong here. If i move them to somewhere else doodles will bring them back.... thats what she did with her last liter!!
post #19 of 25
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And yes i do rotate them and i will search for goat's milk. What about camel milk? Camel milk is more accessible fore me? Thankyou

Also for being 10 days old.. are the rest healthy?
post #20 of 25
It sounds like they may all be getting an upper respiratory infection (URI) and may need antibiotics. You can hold the kittens in your lap in a steamy bathroom with a hot shower running to create the steam. The steam will help clear mucus unttil you see the vet.
post #21 of 25
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I will try the steam thing, hope it helps.

Also what about sunlight? Will it help too?
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by sarthur2 View Post

It sounds like they may all be getting an upper respiratory infection (URI) and may need antibiotics. You can hold the kittens in your lap in a steamy bathroom with a hot shower running to create the steam. The steam will help clear mucus unttil you see the vet.


I steamed two of the kittens through a steamer. How often should i do this in a day?
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by sunshiness View Post

I steamed two of the kittens through a steamer. How often should i do this in a day?

What do you mean by a steamer?
post #24 of 25
I assume using a vaporizer. You can do it several times a day as needed. Will you be able to get antibiotics for them?
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Its a nabollizer. It gives steam to humans when they have flu so i kept the kitten in my hand and his face was towards the steam... dont worry i didnt put him in the kitchen steamer 😂😂

And yes i still have the syrup the vet gave. I am giving it two times a day. I am also trying milk with honey.

But the most tiniest kitten is not getting better. He is still breathing v hard. For 2 sec, he is flat. And then he breaths with his lungs out. Its like v diff to see... he has been like this since last night...
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