Originally Posted by Stormysmom
No I wasn't joking. She has maybe one nipple left. I'm not sure if they bit them off completely or if they fell off. I do know they were causing her quite a bit of pain while nursing so we chose to introduce them to solid food entirely since they took to it so well. We have been cleaning the spots three or so times a day to keep them clean and she seems fine. I will take her in to see the vet in the next few days though just to make sure. I'm sort of wary about that though, I don't want the babies exposed to anything coming in from the vets office on mom.
She needs to see the vet immediately. If she already has an infection, it can spread quickly, and will in the end cause her much pain, and the vet bill will be much higher to treat her. If she doesn't yet have an infection, she is still at a great risk for infection, which will still lead to the same problems.
Whether the kittens did so, or they "fell off", she will need to be treated.
What are you cleaning her teats with?