Newborn Persian Kitten Nursery with Due Date Calculator
Saving Lives: Raising Newborn Kittens from Birth to Weaning. Learn the reasons newborns die and what you can do to save their lives. 11 pages. This article is so detailed- it even list colors of stool to know what might be needed by your kitten. Great Advice from newborn birth to 4 weeks. This e-book contains years of wisdom. When I first began breeding- I thirsted for reading materials to help teach all the things I needed to know. No single book taught me what I learn over time- this article will teach you- those 10+ years of experience and the important things things to help your newborn kittens!
When a purebred cat becomes pregnant, it is not the same as for a mixed-breed cat that lives outdoors. This is especially true for Persians. Persians need the assistance of their breeders in order to be born into this world, and lots of complications can occur.
Let's start with why they need help. First, they have been spoiled over many years and have forgotten many natural instincts. Some cats just prefer not to cut the cords if the breeder is there and willing. Second, Persians are bred for large round heads, and the head sometimes makes for a very difficult delivery. In many cases, the breeder needs to assist the mother cat by pulling the kitten out. We have found overweight cats have the most problems with this and require the breeder's help even more. Another thing to keep in mind is first timers...they are too frightened to know what to do. Many books say that female cats take after their mothers. Therefore, keep in mind, if mom never did anything beyond carrying, pushing, and supplying milk, the breeder probably will be doing a lot of work. The breeder needs to know when to assist and when to call the vet.