Kittens Poisoned By Mother's Milk?
by Sarah T.
Smelly Kitten Bottom Before Washing
My new kittens go through the normal poo transition stage of yellow milk poo that Mum cleans into the darker normal poo of a weaning kitten, and then a few weeks after that normal stage (with some of my litters) they just regress. They react to their mothers milk almost as if it is poisoning them.
First, a little background: I am a UK based registered cat breeder and your site has been recommended to me.
I feed by cats on a raw combo diet and in general they are all very healthy. I have a good relationship with my vet but I do also like to take the Homeopathic approach.
With this in mind I wish to have advice about the condition referenced above. It's a condition that I've repeatedly seen this year with my kittens when they are around 6-7 weeks old and happily starting to wean onto a raw diet.
I try where ever possible to separate Mum from kittens at this stage as I realise that potential Mum calling or silent calling is causing the drastic change in the milk quality.
I know the usual veterinary medicine for this is Synulox drops or tablet for queen and kittens (Synulox is also very expensive on prescription in the United Kingdom). But I would prefer to have a homeopathic remedy to give when this happens rather that relying on a vet prescribed antibiotic. I have lost a couple of kittens this year during this very faze as I am hesitant to drive
them to my vets when the smaller kittens in the litter can often become cold and weak during the journey (which is over an hour) and the subsequent wait in a germ infested vet surgery.
Can you advise me on Homeopathic remedy and suggest strength (I.E cc or ML level - I like trit tabs or dissolvable balls but have also used liquid tincture I believe that is how it is described ) for both Mum and kittens. Additionally, would you recommend complete separation or perseverance towards Mum staying with the kittens? This is currently happening with two of my litter one of which are 8 weeks old the others are 7 weeks old. I have separated one Mum and three kittens, made a change instantly with the others and all are still having offensive smelling greasy yellowish poo that is very hard to wash away as it is so greasy.
I have changed them to a very bland diet of white fish and cooked chicken and turkey meat to try to turn the poo back to a solid consistency. They like the Chicken /Turkey not the fish and won't touch the raw foods or any kibble.
I have added a pic of a smelly bottom before I wash it today. I should also say that the kittens are wormed with Pancur paste from 4 weeks old following a three day programme every two weeks and then when 9 weeks old they get Milbemax wormed and again at 12 weeks.
Kind Regards, Sarah
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