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RE: Kitten not thriving, mother tends to ignore it?

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Posted by: catman1 at Thu Jan 12 23:33:05 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by catman1 ]  
   

Posted by: bbwvixen at Thu Jan 12 22:24:56 2006

We have to wonder female cats who we love very much and do plan to get spayed as soon as the kittens are weaned.

Cyn cat #1 had two still borns a few months ago, then cat #2 Lucy got pregnant and gave birth to four kittens on Oct 29...all the kitties are now in good homes. Just as we were about to get her spayed, Cyn #1 gave birth to two more kittens (it was hard to tell she was pregnant)

These two kittens lived and one of them is thriving and is eating great. Kitten #2 is very tiny though, and Cyn seems to not pay as much attention to him as she does to kitten #1. She does clean him and feed him, but he's only about 2/3 the size of his sister. (They're four weeks old)
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In my OPINION.
Whats happening is not unusal.Kitten #2 is the runt and is not as healthy as it should be.Usally the mother will dispose of a kitten that she feels is not healthy.You could always seperate #2 and raise her yourself.Being there four weeks old this shoud not be a proplem.
The important thing here is to get both cats spayed as soon as possible.This proplem will come back if you don't.If you don't seperate #2 then you have no control on what could happen.
Believe it or not this is nature at work and theres not much you can do to change it.#2 may turn out to be bigger then #1 and will make a fantastic pet.Does she have big feet.
Good Luck.....Lou


   

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