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mom was only treated with clindmycin.
Herpes would kill a kitten?Not sure what the other two are, will have to google them. Waiting for the necropsy, its not back. I didn't mention that this is her 2nd litter. The first all four kittens dies within one week. They would appear and act fine, then become lethargic and die within a day. This last kitten showed same signs when he dies, but he did cry which the others did not do.
I was told clinanycin was best for strep. whch we suspected.mom did not get any clavamox.
where would they get Chlamydia or Bordatella ? Mom would carry it?
Herpes, Panleukopenia or Calicivirus would also come from mom and kill them? Is this something to test them for? Parents tested neg for
FELV ANTIGEN (ELISA)
TOXOPLASMA AB (IGG)
TOXOPLASMA AB (IGM)
Mom goes get sneezy at times and is treated with lysine.
my cat is vaccinated, wouldn't that protect the kittens from any of the diseases you mentioned? What do I do to protect them prior to birth to avoid any more deaths. seems most cats have herpes, sneezing , conjunctivitis at time. Thats a kitten killer?
well last litter (and this) they got sick between day 3 and 6. this one died within 8 hrs. the last litter I took them to emer services and no one ever conducted any tests. they put them in intensive care ,o2, fluids.dont think they gave them antibiotics. they never suggested antibiotics for the still surviving ones. this litter it was another breeder that thought maybe strep and my vet reluctantly gave me antibiotics for 1 week because i insisted. well its working.i just would like to prevent it next time and as i stopped at 1 week and they r only 13 days i fear something can come back. im going to continue treating mom a seccond week with clindamycin, but she developed diarrhea today which im not sure should worry about.
the herpes i do worry about as mom can get conjunctivitis when stressed, but other than lysine not anything u can do about that.i mix a small amount in goats mik and supplement kittens with probiotics and vitamins too.mom does not have an abundant supply of milk, any suggestions for that? giving marshmallow root and mothers milk tea