As all of you know,on april 25th 2008,Jasmine had 5 beutiful kittens, keeping in mind that she is abit older, as had been through several litters,and SHOULD have been spayed 2 litters ago, so Gizmo,(from two litters ago) and the litter before this one,shouldn't even exist..but they do,and I'm happy about that...:)..because kittens are always such a wonderful thing...
But now this litter has raised a delima...the kittens are happy and healthy 4 week olds, except for the eye infections wich have radiated through the litter,but with the help of antibiotics,is being brought under control..however, the kittens have been basically like little parasites this go around, even though it's been 4 weeks, momma has put on NO wieght,what so ever and is skin and bones. and here recently,over the past few hours atleast (we took the kittens outside for a bit of a play and when we brought them back in about an hour later,thats when we noticed) that she seems to be having problems walking and standing, so the kittens are just running her down,and with her age..
now heres the question,the kittens turned..well turn 4 weeks old today(it's 1am,the first kitten turns 4 weeks at like 10:15am)..they have had thier first tastes of wet cat food,and thier little teeth are coming in..my wife had said something that this litter may kill momma,and with her state,was surprised that it hadn't yet..so my question is,would it be wise to either completly pull the kittens from momma and wean them at just four weeks old,or gradually pull them for a few hours at a time,and slowly wean them? My wife even mentioned taking them away all day and letting momma nurse at night??...
she's had so many litters taken from her at young ages by other people,that i wanted to let her raise this litter until SHE decided she'd had enough,but now it looks like thats not an option..She will still be spayed when the kittens are 7,8 weeks old,but I was just wondering what would be a good course of action to take?
Jasmine,Gizmo,Graci,Grizzly,Tyson,Sicily,Talon,Rafiki,JB, and all the others:P