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Mama cat had to dead kittens this morning, she is still very

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Mama cat had to dead kittens this morning, she is still very pregnant. And is having contractions.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just gave birth to another kitten at 3:35pm
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She was very lovey. And purring before she gave birth to the latest but the kitten doesnt seem to be moving. This will be the 3rd stillborn kitten
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hello Kailyn,

I am so sorry Mama lost three babies. That does not mean she cannot give birth to live ones.

Can you please tell me her age and if this is her first litter?

Did the babies appear to be full term?

Did she or you get it out of the sac right away?



Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Get the baby out of the sac as soon as its born.

Use a rough towel or washcloth to rub the kitten to stimulate it to breathe. Clean the mucus out of its mouth.

Use thread to tie the cord 3 inches above the navel. Then cut an inch above the tie.

Cats have two uterine horns so mommy can have kittens in each.The nursing by the baby should bring on further contractions so you want to encourage that. Also allow her to eat the afterbirth as that brings on contractions as well

It can actually take 30 hours or more for a cat to complete a four kitten(average) delivery. When she is done she will want to eat as they feel starved. She CAN have more up to 30 hours later.

Please keep me posted on the delivery.

I am praying all will go well.

Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

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