My cat gave birth to kittens 6 weeks ago, her breasts have gone really swollen and hard. And she has diarrhea?

My cat gave birth to 4 adorable kittens 6 weeks ago, i took her to the vets because she had diarrhea and wasn’t eating much. The vet said that her babies were sucking her dry, and that i should seperate her from the kittens. Since i’ve done that her breasts have gone really swollen and hard,its so hard to keep her away n she just seems tired all the time. HELP ME PLEASE!!

6 Responses to My cat gave birth to kittens 6 weeks ago, her breasts have gone really swollen and hard. And she has diarrhea?
  1. Gems
    September 12, 2010 | 8:24 am

    mastitis, she needs to get to the vets NOW for antibiotics.

    mastitis can be deadly!

  2. Erwin N
    September 12, 2010 | 8:24 am

    remove her rectum and breasts

  3. Hannah C
    September 12, 2010 | 8:24 am

    Take her to your vet, she is probably just getting over labor, but still take her in

  4. old cat lady
    September 12, 2010 | 8:24 am

    Lactating cats can develop a condition called mastitis (inflammation of the teats and mammary tissue) which is painful for them. You need to consult your cat’s vet to see if that is the problem and find out how to treat her.

  5. cassy
    September 12, 2010 | 8:24 am

    Get her back to the vets, . Did he treat her for her diaorrhea?
    does she still have it? just get her back to the vets and see what he/she as to say.

  6. jennlovesanimals326
    September 12, 2010 | 8:24 am

    Its normal for her nipples to be swollen and hard, the milk is building up. I’m not sure if you have any kids, but this happens to human women as well, when we decide to stop nursing. Her milk takes about 10 days to completely dry up, longer in some female cats. In the meantime though, it hurts like hell! Which explains why she’s so tired. The diarrhea was probably from the stresses of motherhood, and I’m surprised the vet told you to seperate them, they’re pretty young to be without their mommy. I would contact another vet and get a second opinion. Kittens need mom to teach them life skills. And they need to be weened from mom onto regular kitten food. I’m not sure how keeping them apart is benefiting any of them, because mom is going to stress as to the safety of her babies. Good luck!

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