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Kitten looks strange.

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Cat_Crazy, Jun 4, 2010.


  1. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

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    Hi there

    I'm a bit worried about one of the kittens that I am fostering at the moment and wondered if anyone can advise.

    They are 11 days old today and a litter of 4. The first 3 are doing very well and seem fine. The last one however has had a few problems.

    He was born breech and got stuck and mum retained the placenta so we had to rush to the vets. Mum's milk didn't come in for the first 5 days but now she is feeding well and I am just topping them up rather than full feeding.

    My main concern with the last little one is that his head looks very strange. I seems to be bigger than that of the other kittens, a different shape and much wider. It might just be me but it dosn't look like it should.

    Also concerned that while the other 3 kittens have fully opened both eyes he shows absolutely no sign of them ever opening. They are still just fur over them like when they are newborns and you can't even see the slit where the eyelid will start to open on him.

    I may be worrying about nothing and he's just a little delayed I just have a gut feeling that something isn't right with him.
     
  2. purrlover

    purrlover PetForums Senior

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    have you got any pics of the litter to show? perhaps a call to the vet to find out either way too? my practice have a nurse on call that can be spoke to all the time , sorry im not much help
    julie x
     
  3. Aurelia

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    I'd take the little one to the vets for a check over personally.
     
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    Here is some pics.

    I want to go the vets just to reassure me but as they are not my kittens it's not my decission and unless I have a genuine concern rather than a funny feeling that something isn't right the rescue won't authorise to pay bills.

    Anyway I have tried to get pics from all angles so you can see what I mean.
     

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    Here are pics of another kitten in the same litter just to compare.
     

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    Aurelia PetForums VIP

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    When I was concerned about Tinks we took her to the vets, they checked her over and didn't charge a penny.

    I'm sure if you ring and ask first, explaining the situation they will do much the same.

    Though I have to say the kitty looks normal to me, perhaps just developing a bit slower. Is everything else OK with it? is it putting on weight like the others?
     
  7. purrlover

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    dont know if its just how the pic has been took ... but i tthink it looks bigger just because his/her eyes arent open??? and also the eyes look in the first pic like they are starting to open ... i would still have aword with vet .. i can understand your concerns about you being the foster mum and not the owner but even when your a foster you need to know whats going on ... and me personally would act on just a hunch??
    hope that helps if only a bit
    julie x
     
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    Everything else seems fine yes it's just the head shape that concerns me.

    I will call the vets and see what they advise.

    Do you not think the forehead looks bigger than it shoul be?
     
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    From the photos it looks normal, but your description doesn't sound normal. I'm afraid you may have a kitten there with a fundamental problem. I doubt if there is anything that can be done so I'd be inclined to leave well alone and see what happens.

    Liz
     
  10. colliemerles

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    aww bless, its very hard to tell from a picture, do let us know how he gets on.:)
     
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