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What you need in your cat birthing box

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Siamese Kelly, Jul 9, 2008.


  1. Siamese Kelly

    Siamese Kelly PetForums VIP

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    Theirs a lot of peeps with pregnant ladys who don't know what to have in-essentials or for when kittens arrive,thought this thread with everyones help would be helpful so-whats in yours?
    Fresh clean blankets
    Fresh clean tea towels
    Sterile scissors
    Sterile hand lotion_like what they use in hospitals:)
     
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  2. Selk67U2

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    waterproof liner( to put under blankets)
    Blankets,
    Old towels,
    Hot water bottle,
    Little box for kittens(to put in to keep warm with hot water bottle in case needed)
    Kitten milk powder(in case of emergency)
    Vets phone number
     
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  3. Saynamore

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    Any mods looking in, I think this should be made into a new sticky to replace some of the ones that were deleted recently. ;):D:D:D
     
  4. Rraa

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    Wendy's/Kelly's list plus
    Kitchen roll for mopping up excess yucky bits and placentas
    Rubbish bag for throwing out debris
    Digital Scales for weighing babies
    Soft padding for laying babies on the scales so it is not too cold and hard for their tiny little bodies
    Pen/pad etc in case you want to note the times of arrival, sexes, weights
     
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    Birthing equipment :p :D :D pmsl:D:D
     
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    Does anyone on here use Caulophyllum?
     
  7. Selk67U2

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    Haha Well done Ra, I have all those too, lol. Just got so much on my mind could'nt think what else, lol

    Never heard of it, what is it ?
     
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    Hi yes I use it for every birth and it's very good.
     
  9. Rraa

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    Hi Wendy - its a homeopathic remedy which also goes by the name of Blue Cohosh. Amongst its many uses, it is said to alleviate the pains associated with giving birth/delivering babies/parturition. Some people say to give it during the delivery if you notice your queen flagging a bit and some say to give it as soon as the onset of delivery is noticed or at first stage of labour.

    Here is a link which tells you a bit about Caulophyllum

    There are plenty of other places where information about it can be found.
     
  10. Saynamore

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    New one on me that :confused: but may get some in just so its there, like you do................ ;):D
     
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    Ah, rt, Thanks for that Ra:D
     
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    all the above and not forgetting a comfy cushion for my bum and back as my girls like me to be with them all the way through delivery, :D
     
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    Hee hee, I always forget that one too, and get so uncomfortable crouched on the floor...................nice one ;):D
     
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    Hahaha, good one Linda. I ended up lying on the floor behind our bed with the litter we have now, lol.
     
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    Kettle for hotties or microwave-warming-pads for the babies nest ... though I think Wendy or Kelly said this ...:rolleyes::eek:

    Does anyone else here drink lots of tea/coffee to keep them awake?

    I find that after having attended a few litters, I don't need any assistance with keeping awake because I am too nervous to go to sleep ..:eek:
     
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    Red wine did it for me, pmsl ;):D
     
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    Yes Rraa I do :)
    I use lots of homeopathic remedies!
     
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  19. Siamese Kelly

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    Kitty stim,Nutra-drops are also great to have in for kitts and for 1st time mums that may need a little help Raspberry leaf either given orally or mixed in with their food from about the last 2/3 wks-helps with an easy birth:)
     
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    rottiesloveragdolls

    i love your ragdolls... so adorable... cootchie coos :D
     
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