What I DID notice, however, is a bit of a mess in the corner of the room. This may be WAY out there, but do new mothers ever eat their young? It's the only explanation I can think of.
Thanks for the help, everybody!
My 4 yr old cat had a litter of four four days ago. when I got home this evening the runt had died. There was his front leg bitten off and was still quite warm. Mama was lickin baby but could she have tried eating it? The reason I think this is because she had four two died after delivery and then she had this black one she walked away and I brought her back to kitten and it survived up to last night. She also had one more kitten after that one and it is healthy and growing. I got a kitten a mnth ago and pepper the mom adopted it could it of been the bigger kitten? Shes about @.5 mnths old. Need some insight!! thanks
Yes they can and will if they instinctively sense an illness or something is wrong with the Kitten.
Or the mother cat is in fear of Danger.
Take kittens from her and check if they have a breathing problem.
This is a Virus and it will kill them.
Sometimes you can give them ParDu Arco Tea and this will cure it.
But must do it Fast. Give Bottle feed Goats milk,be careful not to aspirate.
Hold downward and let it drink slow.