After the cat birth
While Mum cleans herself, the kittens are busy with their first meal. They have searched their way to the teats and – hopefully, found – and are now all busy with drinking. Often they simply fall asleep in this position afterward. Or the mom licks her right away, stimulating her metabolism and digestion.
This first breast milk should not miss the kitties, because it contains colostrum, which strengthens their immune system and protects them from the disease.
Many mothers of babies instinctively take their newborns to another place after birth to protect them from access by enemies, as they could smell blood and babies for miles.
Class it finds the newly minted mom, if a second “cradle”, so a clean, chubby whelping box, prepared.
Place the food and litter box nearby
The cat mum will hardly leave the litter box at first – at most, to feed herself and visit her toilet.
Therefore, place food and toilet near her, so that she has no long ways and can be back with her children quickly.
The kittens themselves do not need a cat toilet at the beginning because their mum cleans them and discards the excreta.
Only from the time when you feed Kittennahrung in addition to the mother’s milk, you should put in a corner of the whelping box an extra toilet for the little ones.
TIP: The ideal cat litter box is made of high quality, easy to clean and recyclable plastic.
It has to offer enough space because cats like to turn back and forth. In addition, they frequently deposit liquid and solid in different places.
Cat children need a special cat toilet. This is smaller, with a lower rim and has an entry aid.
Replace the litter box at the latest after two years, because scratching and scratching can cause cracks in the plastic, in which legacies settle over time.
Cream and egg yolk for the cat mom
A cat likes to eat several small portions a day.
In nature, they would often travel the day their prey, which has caught them. assuming she is g; Since the little things like the pegs in the box are close to each other and one or the other is just hidden at the moment of ultrasound, you can often make no 100 percent certain statement regarding the number of kittens.
- Certainly you are there only after the birth!
Resting the cat
Such a birth is physically extremely exhausting for the cat mom. For the body, this is an act of violence that hisses and leaves its mark. Apart from the fact that contractions are no pleasure and hurt.
Therefore, after giving birth, treat your cat with the peace and quiet that is needed to recover from the exertions. Take care that everything is there that the small, new family needs and that nothing is missing, and that they take care of their own Has peace. Taboo is the visit of other pets, but also of human roommates.
Sure – everyone wants to take a look at the sweet offspring and maybe even lift them up and hug – the little guys are so cute! But remember that this is not conducive to the little ones in the state. And the cat mom is also not thrilled if she is constantly taken away the kittens; it can even happen that she constantly tries to get everyone to another place.
Check the weight of the kittens
Shortly after the birth you already weighed the babies – that was their “starting weight”.
After a week, they should have roughly doubled that weight.
If you’re rocking the little ones every day – at about the same time – you have control over whether they grow properly.
Ten to twenty grams are normal, but it can be a little less on one day or stagnate – that’s not a problem.
But if a baby does not continue after two days but decreases, you should watch the guy and hook up with the vet.
Sometimes a kitten does not accept a baby, does not even make it drink, or simply does not have enough milk for it.
Then you should step in instead of the mom and feed the guy every 2 hours. Do not forget: After the meal, gently massage the buttocks and tummy to stimulate digestion.
Kitten deworm and vaccinate
Three weeks after birth, the little ones can be dewormed.
After birth, kittens are still protected by the mother’s antibodies, which they absorb with the milk.
However, the protection diminishes over time and they can be vaccinated with 8 weeks of age for the first time.
A second vaccination should then take place four weeks later.
When the kittens are vaccinated, their organism is confronted with pathogens.
If it comes to infection, these pathogens can be recognized by the immune system as “enemies” and fended off. These usually do not make the kitten ill, because they are only very weakly dosed.
Here you can download the Cat’s Best Inoculation Calendar, which accompanies the whole life of the cat and always reminds you when the next vaccination is due.
Welcome to the world, kitten!
The little rascals will conquer their place in the world with age.
Particularly important in the coming weeks, where they learn when playing with conspecifics and in dealing with their human roommates everything a big cat needs to know.
We wish the kitten a happy cat life, full of everything cats love!