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What you need in your cat birthing box

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


  1. Dantess

    Dantess PetForums Newbie

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    I had all of that and my little darling delivered all hers on my bed 2 days ago, lol :lol:
    I didnt mind though, as long as she was happy and safe thats all I cared about :thumbup:
    So Ruby my beautiful Ginger girly and 5 kitties all Ginger too, not sure how many or boy or girl yet though :D
     
  2. tylow

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    lol so the answer to this post is the pregnant queen lol Congratulations :)
     
  3. ★ Chris ツ

    ★ Chris ツ PetForums Newbie

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    Well usually when my cat has kittens we find like a big box and put in a old clean blanket (Anything that suits her comfort). Also, the room temperature to help (Cool temp.) :D
     
  4. joe powell

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    Well i am a first timer to all of this my cat is due at the weekend hopefully, but the sterile hand lotion is ok but the mother (like mine pippa hates it) so i have had to put gloves in instead, also it would be helpful if anyone can give me some advise as i have not got a clue what's gonna happen this weekend.
     
  5. alisondalziel

    alisondalziel PetForums VIP

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    My box currently contains;

    a few soft towels

    pack of puppy training pads

    alcohol hand gel

    face cloths (i use one for each kitten)

    tissues & sterile swabs

    a kidney tray for placentas etc

    Plastic sack for rubbish

    steel forceps

    nurse's scissors

    iodine tincture

    digital scales

    caulophyllum pillules

    Cimicat powdered milk

    Catac foster feeding set & Lactol feeding bottle

    Panacur liquid & syringes

    Hot water bottle & Electric heat pad

    Powdered Kitten Colostrum

    Pro-Kolin

    Nutri Drops

    Bottle of Dopram V

    I always take things too far lol :D
     
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  6. hevdawn11

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    hi my mums cat is about to give birth, helpful lists i'll pass it on, thanks
     
  7. Millysmummy

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    Fab. All I need to know, will make a note in my ever expanding kitten note pad thumbs up from me & Milly
     
  8. havoc

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    Have to say I've probably tried all sorts of kittening pens and at one time or another had most things on everyone's lists. Nowadays it's a cardboard box and I only ever seem to need some squares of rough towelling, kitchen roll and a carrier bag for rubbish. Never had forceps. What do you use forceps for?
     
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  9. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    In another thread forceps meant hemostats
     
  10. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    OK, having had Lola give birth without me present I wish I'd had the following ready:

    Ready meals for me in the fridge / freezer

    I also wish I'd given the house a really good clean a couple of days before she was due.
     
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  11. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Forgot to say - and a good supply of alcohol for me laid in!
     
  12. Phoenix85

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    I don't have anywhere near as much as some of these lists! I prefer to be 'hands off'!

    My list:

    *Emergency vet number(s)

    *Spare cardboard box and clean towels (although I leave them alone for 12 to 24hours, but will remove/replace the top towel she birthed on).

    *phone (mobile is great for checking the time and in case you need to ring anyone)

    *torch

    *camera

    That's about it lol.

    I'm hands-off and the cats tend to know what they are doing. I don't seperate mums from babies.

    The only things I am going to add to my list (after reading this) is a pen & paper to list times of birth (not weight, I won't weigh them as I don't like to seperate them at birth, I weigh them a day later) and also some ID collars in case there are any identical kittens.
     
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  13. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    I still think you need a good store of quick-to-cook meals and a bottle of whatever your favourite drink is! :D
     
  14. gskinner123

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    There was someone on Facebook selling cat birthing kits. I was astounded; it looked like half the contents of an A&E department. But nobody ever tells you can you can't have too many old, clean flannels, bits of towelling and changes of bedding.
     
  15. Nourhan

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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

    I agree with this answer :)
     
  16. vabank

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    About a week ago, I had my first birth :)
    I was really excited and scared :scared: but it wasn't so bad as I thougth ;)
    My British female has 5 kittens (in 1,5 hour) :thumbup: :D

    I have prepaired:
    - towel
    - small box for wet kittens with electrical pillow under towel
    - gel/spray or alcohol to disinfect hands and scissors after each kitten
    - sterylized scissors
    - sterylized strong thread to tie umbilical cord
    - table and pen
    - paper towels
    - cat milk and bottle
    - weight
    - telephone with number of our vet. or other breeder who will help
    - elastic bands in different colors to distinguish kittens
    - (I don't know how it call, in Polish we have 'pear' and it looks like pear) to suck water from kitten's nose and mouth
    - water to drink for mommy


    Here is my equipment for birth :)

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    if you have any questions feel free to write PM :)
     
  17. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums Senior

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    I would add zyklene to the list, as both my queens have gone slightly mad after delivery and become very anxious. Zyklene works wonders, apparently aconite 30c is good too for pregnancy related anxiety.
     
  18. Nola

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  19. Rufus15

    Rufus15 ~ Orrono Maine Coons ~

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    @Nola you will find on this forum that the only breeding we approve of is ethical, responsible, registered breeding. Those with moggies or pet pedigree cats are strongly encouraged to neuter.
     
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  20. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Why was your cat roaming unspayed :Banghead

    With no due date nothing much you can do but keep a close eye on her. It is important to be present for the birth, and that she’s not allowed outside again until spayed.

    Once kittens do arrive, they must stay with mum for at least 12 weeks old and should be vaccinated, microchipped and neutered before placement.
    Mum can be spayed at the same time as her kittens.

    Probably best to start your own thread as it doesn’t relate to this topic.
     
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