When are newborn kittens usually out of risk of dying?

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  • #848513

    Kittyzee
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    You have reminded me of the adorable little mannerisms that make kitten rearing sooooo worth it! You forget those little things (like raising your own babies) until something brings it all back! Sounds like the eye drops are working their magic too, it’s nice to know that their eyes are clear and they are starting to focus. The other kittens will pick up on the food thing too, they just don’t all develop at the same rate.

    #848517

    pussigato
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    How adorable are your kits! You should consider naming the bossy guy Alpha because he seems the leader of the pack. I don’t ever expect to see him at the rear of line. Purrhaps you can use this link on natural flea treatment. I’m sure you’ve cleaned their bedding but here’s a different shampoo for bathing.

    I’d love to see any pictures Deanna.

    You and your boyfriend are becoming great purr parents.

    PG

    #848535

    Anonymous

    I have pictures, I just have to upload them! Will try to do that soon.

    I’m a little worried about my runt (I call him Alphie, short of Alpha… it was suppsoed to be ironic that the biggest one is omega and the smallest one is alpha lol my boyfriend’s idea). He has the quirts, and is a lot weaker/quieter than usual. He WILL eat, although not as much as usual, and I’m keeping him hydrated, but every time I leave him alone to sleep I worry that he’ll get stuck under his brothers and be too weak to fight it.

    I’m gonna call the vet on Monday and see if I can take him in because I have a feeling it’s got something to do with bugs or some kind of infection because of the worms. He’s so itty bitty. 🙁

    #848536

    Kittyzee
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    Deanna, I think you are right about getting your littlest kitten to the vet, as many times things DO happen to the runt of the litter. They are just so much smaller and sometimes behind in development because of it. And they aren’t strong enough to fight their way out from underneath a kitten pile! 😐

    #848570

    Anonymous

    Unfortunately he didn’t make it. I woke up yesterday and he seemed a little better, he even went after the bottle, but about 4 hours later he was dead in my hands. Poor little thing. He didn’t suffer, though. He seemed to go pretty quickly, and I’m not really sure why.

    Last night, Omega took a very large poop and it seemed to cause him a lot of pain, so much so that he was shaking. At the same time, he started vomiting. Literally in the same moment he was taking a painful poop, he threw up pretty much all the food I had gotten in him. He seemed a little sick afterwards, so my boyfriend and I laid with him for a little while, just in case he died. This morning, he seems to be eating fine and he doesn’t physically look sick, so I’m just going to watch him carefully.

    These kittens are breaking my heart.

    #848572

    Kittyzee
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    Good grief Deanna, I am so sorry. Yes, they are breaking MY heart too. 😥 I wonder if the kitten with the painful poop had hard stool, and he was straining so hard that he got sick. Usually, once they are on the goat’s milk the constipation subsides and they have normal poops. You sound a lot like me, trying to find a reason for everything and sometimes there just aren’t any. Regardless, you are doing a wonderful job, these kittens would never stand a chance without you. Thank you for keeping on.

    #848578

    pussigato
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    oh Deanna,

    I’m sad with you and I’m sorry wee Alfie has passed on but he knew only love while with you and your boyfriend. I know you’re heartbroken, you have all my healing energy.

    PG

    #848606

    Anonymous

    Omega will not put the bottle in his mouth anymore. He’ll drink it in drops if I put it against his mouth, but he will not search for the bottle and bite like he used to. Could this be because of teething?

    #848610

    Kittyzee
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    http://www.chewy.com/tomlyn-nutri-cal-high-calorie/dp/57190
    Rub some honey or karo syrup on his gums to perk him up. Sounds like he is crashing. Then feed him normally–the goat’s milk with a little nutrical gel.

    #848613

    Anonymous

    How long after giving him some honey should it take to affect him?

    #848614

    pussigato
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    Within a minute or so. As soon as he perks up feed him Goats’ milk. I forget to mention Nutri-cal. Nutri Cal is the high calorie dietary energizer for cats who won’t eat. Nutri Cal also provides an added source of energy.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by  pussigato.
    #848622

    Anonymous

    my boyfriend came by and took him to the vet on his lunch break so i won’t know anything for a little while. praying for the best, but preparing for the worst 🙁

    #848633

    pussigato
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    #848647

    Anonymous

    omega died as soon as he came home from the vet. there was a lady that worked there that said she had experience and wouldn’t mind fostering the kittens so we dropped the last four off with her. the mama is still with us. after omega died i kind of just couldn’t do it anymore so it’s a bit of a relief. meanwhile i’m still on kitten feeding schedule so i’m up at 5 in the morning with nothing to do.

    thank you everybody for all your help and advice. i learned a lot, but i definitely don’t think i ever want to go through this again.

    #848658

    Kittyzee
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    I just saw your post Deanna. I am so sorry. I hope you can get mama fixed so you don’t have to worry about her having anymore kittens. I also hope you can start to sleep in a bit to revive your energy levels and your soul. 😥

    #848660

    pussigato
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    I’m sorry Deanna. You are an awesome foster purr parent but I get the emotional drain. As KZ said rest and get your energy because you need to take care of yourself.

    #848675

    pussigato
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    You and your boyfriend shouldn’t be afraid to grieve for your lost kits. Do keep in touch-we’re here for you.

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