I don't think miss kitty is going to make it to her vet appt still pregnant lol. Within the past 48 hrs she has really changed. Tits are swollen so much she is leaking, but her temp. hasn't dropped yet so I guess I have a few more days to a week to go. I'm still excited, came home today hopeing that we didn't have babies yet lol.....I wanna watch! Momma is doing good, made herself right at home, and has even allowed me to take her temp without much of a fuss. I gave her the masterbedroom closet, and she seems to like that idea...no intrusions can get to her there lol. Other than that nothing else to report...so onto the questions.
What should I keep on hand to prepare for the birth? You just never know what could happen so I want to be prepared for the worst...just in case. Keep in mind that I've only ever delivered...well helped in delivering foals so kittens will be a change for me if she were to need it. I'm not sure if she's ever had a litter before so what sishould I look for in "bad" mothering? Thanks guys!!!
well i have nvr delivered a animal and nvr saw an animal be born (except when my hamster had 7 and we realized they were not both female...lol)but i do ALOT of reading.
What should I keep on hand to prepare for the birth? 1)Well you will need one of those things that are used for like childrens noses that are usually blue (the little booger picker things)dont know what they are called! 2)a towel 3)a bottle and milk formula kit ( just in case) I'm not sure if she's ever had a litter before so what should I look for in "bad" mothering? Well i believe she should be nursing and if not you will be bottle feeding the kittens
Cats are really independent when it comes to having their litters.
You're going to find that you probably won't need much of anything on hand. Miss Kitty will pick out her own spot to have her kitties, you won't get any say in that, hehe, and she will probably want to do everything else on her own, too, and she'll likely want a lot of privacy.
I think it's important that you're on hand to check in on her from time to time, in case something does go wrong...sometimes they can be breech, etc...and just make sure that you have a vet on stand by ...just in case.
I would suggest having some towels on hand incase you need to dry off the kittens. Replacement formula and a bottle, a nasal aspirator, scissors, betadine, and maybe even a heating pad.
if she fails to care for the babies you will have to, you might even have to break open the sacks and go from there. all birthing experiences are not the same and there are LOTS of things that can go wrong......maybe look on the web for a site that can guide you thru the birthing process.