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8 Revealing Symptoms Of Dead Kitten Inside Cat

Let’s explore the details of each of the symptoms of this complex, but extremely important health complication.


If a cat owner wants to know how many kittens their cat is carrying, they can find out by performing x-ray and ultrasound tests on the mother cat. This way, the exact number of kittens can be deduced.

1. The Cat Delivered Less Kittens Than You Know She’s Carrying

The Cat Finished Laboring But You Can Still Feel A Kitten In Her Abdomen


3. The Cat Is Straining, But Not Delivering The Kitten

Straining usually lasts about 10 to 15 minutes and then the kitten is delivered. After the first kitten, kittens arrive every 15 minutes to an hour. If you observe your cat straining for a longer period of time and not delivering a kitten, that’s a major issue.

4. The Cat Being Restless Many Hours After “Finishing Labor”

5. The Cat Is Experiencing Vaginal Bleeding

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The Cat Not Being Focused On Nursing Her Newborn Kittens

7. The Last Placenta Has Not Come Out

Delivering the placenta, often known as “afterbirth”, is a normal and necessary part of feline labor. Each kitten has its own placenta and the mother cat frequently eats them, as they are high in the essential nutrients a cat needs in order to restore its energy.

8. The Mother Cat Appears Weak And Has A Fever

If a cat is experiencing a raised body temperature, vomiting, lethargy or not using the litter box properly, that is a potential sign that something is wrong with the laboring process, such as dystocia.

If you know your cat has a dead kitten inside her womb, it is extremely important for your cat to deliver the dead kitten. That can happen either naturally or via C-section with your veterinarian.