October 29, 2009 4:13pm CST
My cat, Babygirl, just gave birth to a healthy female kitten! She's about 5 days old, if not a week already. She's healthy as far as I can tell, she feeds, and her mom nurtures her and protects her just as she should, which was not so with her first litter. I picked the baby up one day, to check it out, just to pet it, which the mom nevers mind me to do, unless the baby is of course asleep or feeding. I turn the baby over, and its got fleas all over its precious little belly! To give a little history on why I'm asking ahead of time, is because we've had litters of kittens die before because of this... The babies would get fleas, and then stop feeding, and sooner or later, die :o(. I don't believe this will happen with this baby, simply because she has no brothers or sisters, and we have them in a box, instead of a closed in carrier. Plus, the baby has been through so much already. The reason it has no brothers or sisters is because 2 days before she was born, her mom had a baby, that didn't make it. In other words, if it had waited 2 days to be born or if this little one would've been born 2 days before, we would have two precious kittens to care for. I didn't expect this one to make it this long. She's so fluffy and so healthy looking. She has made my cat booger a dad *smiles* and babygirl of course, a mom. She looks just like booger, and has a little color from her mom. I wish I could upload pictures on here! lol. Its so adorable. We've named her Snotty - which is another long story. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever experienced this, or if you have ANY suggestions. I can't use flea spray due to the fact that she's still new born, and the momma cat is nursing still.... so any help would be appreciated?!?! THANKS!!
• United States
29 Oct 09
lol, we definitely consider them a part of the family, which is why I'm concerned. Honestly, the fleas are less now, I checked her today, right after I posted this. Changing their "area" seems to be helping alot at the moment, and the momma cat seems to be helping as well with all the cleaning, and such that she does. If it worsens, we do plan on taking both of them to the vet, or at least calling first, but right now I don't think it will get any worse, just needs some tender love and care, it seems. Thanks for responding.