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    What makes 4 week old kittens die

    out of nowhere?

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    Birth defects, undetected illness, injury?

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    This guy I know has a female who gave birth to 5 kittens last year. For the first 2 weeks they were doing fine. Then in the 3rd week, they all died within that week. Two of them on Monday, one on Wednesday and the last two on Friday. It was the saddest thing. The vet said that it sounded like cat distemper and there was nothing that could have been done.

    Maybe this was the same thing that happened to the 4 week old kittens.

    I'm sorry. Rest in Peace little ones.

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    Whoa!!!! First off, how does your friend know that the kittens ribs were broken and secondly, did she say how this could have happened????

    Was this just one kitten that died, or was there more, as you stated "kittens."

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    R.I.P. my Beloved Wild Hair Wee Willy Winky
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    Quote Originally Posted by rg_girlca
    Whoa!!!! First off, how does your friend know that the kittens ribs were broken and secondly, did she say how this could have happened????
    No clue. She said that the kittens ribs were indented. I do know that they have five dogs in the house, and the black lab killed TWO kittens prior to this incident.

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    That is just so sad. If your friends lab killed 2 of the kittens, then why didn't they keep the other kittens safe in a closed room.????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4theloveofzoe
    No clue. She said that the kittens ribs were indented. I do know that they have five dogs in the house, and the black lab killed TWO kittens prior to this incident.
    Poor little kittens.

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    Many things can cause a young kitten to die. Such as upper respiratory infections, genetic defects, dehydration, fleas and distemper.

    AMADEUS AUGUSTUS SEBASTIAN THEODORE

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    Thanks.

    I was just informed by one of the daughters that the kittens ribs were broken and it died last night. Wouldn't you put a stop to it's pain? Bring it to a vet?

    Is it just me or isn't that animal neglect????

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