Potential Health Problems Of Mother Cats
A mother cat that has just given birth have a high risk of developing potential health issue that include the following:
It is an infection that affect the mammary glands. An important predisposing factor is when the milk production of the mother cat is heavy and there is milk retention. The teats of affected mother cats become swollen and hot and the mother may not allow the kittens to suckle milk. This is an emergency that needs prompt veterinary attention. The kittens will have to be hand-fed and given milk replacer until their mother has recovered.
Also called “milk fever”, it is caused by calcium deficiency during pregnancy and lactation. Affected cats suffer from seizures, muscle tremors, and may stagger and pant excessively.
This is a life-threatening infection of the uterus that needs prompt veterinary attention. Affected mother cats have a foul-smelling vaginal discharge, fever, lethargy, and milk production usually stops.
Any symptom exhibited by a mother cat and/or her kittens should be brought to the attention of a veterinarian Sarasota, FL immediately. Or visit this website.