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Thread: What makes 4 week old kittens die

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

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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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    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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    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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    She really needs to give the remaining kittens and their mother to the local shelter. Its very unfair that the kittens keep dying whether it be any fault of her own, or poor supervision.
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    She won't take them anywhere, but to her new place out in the country. The cats will be outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rg_girlca
    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.????

    She did yesterday, but by then the damage was already done.

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    Thats very sad that these Kittens have passed on before they really got a chance to experience and enjoy life.
    Proper Cat Care and Spaying would have prevented these needless deaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4theloveofzoe
    She won't take them anywhere, but to her new place out in the country. The cats will be outside.
    Then being outside is almost a worse fate than they being unsupervised with the lab. There are far worse predators outside than dogs. I certainly hope she is getting them spayed and neutered, especially the mother, so she does not have this problem again!
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