My cat had kittens with her dad, I know, STRANGE!!! but when she had them she had 4. she had 1 MASSIVE still born, 2 normal size kittens, and one supposedly ‘dwarf’ kitten!
She had the still born first then one of the normal ones than ran of for an hour. When she came back she took the kitten and had two more. we noticed that she was rejecting the ‘dwarf’ kitten every time we put it back near her.
We took it away but then did we realised it was stone cold and tiny. We warmed it up and now she will feed it and everything is normal again APART from this tiny kitten. Here are the symptoms he has, please help
. small short scrawny legs
. normal size head
. you can feel his ribs
. much smaller than the other kittens
. had his eyes open and now they’re gunged up
PLEASE PLEASE help!!! I need to know so I know what best for him.
Hi Nicole….Thanks for visiting and asking. It is more likely that this small cat is the runt of the litter. They are sometimes rejected by mother as she has to care for those most likely to survive. Although he could be a dwarf cat, which are normal sized cats with short legs. When he grows a bit you will see this clearly.
Keeping him warm was a good move as cold and underfeeding can kill.
I think he has an eye infection possibly feline conjunctivitis, a common bacterial infection of the eye. If the eye is gunged up it is possibly “purulent conjunctivitis”.
If I am correct antibiotics are required and cleaning of the eye.
You really should see a vet – please. Leaving it can cause eye damage and sight problems.
The gene that causes dwarfism is dominant. One of the parents should be a dwarf cat and I am not sure that is the case – it seems not. Hence my thought that he is a small normally proportioned cat. He may well grow to be a good sized cat. Please look after him.
See Cat Pink Eye please.
A daughter mating with father is not abnormal procedure in the cat world but it is inbreeding and it is always wise to neuter cats to avoid reproduction and therefore more cats in the world. There are far too many already for homes as millions are killed annually.