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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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My Queen just had a litter of 6 beautiful kitten, we have two runts. The little girl is great and is a little fighter, but I am concerned about the little boy he is just barely trying to fight to get a nipple. He still gives up easily and he is tiny. Also the right side of his face seems a little sunken in like there is no eyeball or cheekbone. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with him.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 07:27 PM
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My thinks you may need to help him along with a bottle??....others will chime in I'm sure.... Welcome to the forum!!

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i agree with marcia

another method would be to place him at a nipple and make sure he eats by staying there while he does
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yup.....thats what i would do...make sure hes getting enough.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2014, 06:23 PM
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It's possible he has a cleft palate....you could take him to a vet to see what they say. If he does latch onto a nipple, but then drops it shortly, he may be developing fading kitten syndrome, where they will barely latch one, then drop it and nurse very little....then doesn't latch on at all and shows no interest in nursing, and then kitten dies usually within a week or ten days. The momacat usually shows no interest in the kitten even it if crawls away from the other kittens into a corner. Just one of those things that happen.

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