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My cat had her first litter of cats but it appears she is

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My cat had her first litter of cats but it appears she is only producing milk out of her two back nipples
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she is about a year and 4 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lyla?
Customer: No she has also been a very healthy and loving and energetic cat
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 17 days ago.


My name is***** and I can help you today. I am going to ask a few more questions to get a better picture of what is going on with Lyla-

-How many kittens did Lyla have?

-How old are they?

-How are the kittens growing, does every one seem to be about the same size?

-do they nurse on all 8 nipples or do they fight over the two rear ones only?

Please let me know the answers to these questions so that I can help you today.

Dr. Amanda

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
She has 5 kittens they are about 4 days old the are about the same size and seem to be growing fine and they all just pick a nipple but the top ones are bleeding and I'm not sure if this is due to over feeding on those nipples
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 17 days ago.

Yes, she may have some mastitis (infection in the nipples) of the more forward ones. I would consider having your vet examine her to see if she needs antibiotics.

As long as all 5 kittens are growing well and nursing well, they are likely getting enough milk. If there is one or two that are larger than the rest, you may need to pull them away to allow the smaller ones to nurse, or supplement the small ones with a bottle.

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