Did your new mama cat or queen not make it out of the birthing cage after you helped her into it? Did she have a false pregnancy? Did she stop taking care of herself, get too thin, and die from disease? If this has happened to you, don’t worry. It does happen to cat breeders occasionally. In fact, we’ve all heard stories about how common it is for cats to give birth and then disappear. Once that happens, what do you do with the dead kitten? How do you dispose of it so that no unwanted animals find it and become diseased from eating it or spread its remains in their excrement? Keep reading to find out everything there is to know about what to do with a dead kitten after birth.
What To Do With A Dead Kitten After Birth
Call a Vet Immediately
If you find a dead cat, you need to call your vet immediately. It may not be the case that your cat has died from disease or from any other cause. She may have died from giving birth and not being able to handle the weight of her kittens. In that case, she may have been too weak to make it out of the birthing cage. You need to know what caused her death so that you can prevent it from happening again.
Take pictures of the corpse before you try to dispose of it yourself in order for you to be able to identify what happened later on if needed. If it was a false pregnancy and she had stopped taking care of herself, then maybe she didn’t eat enough or didn’t drink enough water during her pregnancy, which caused her death after giving birth? Call your vet if you can’t tell what happened right away because this could save some time later on for when the body is disposed of by someone else without knowing all the details about what happened beforehand.
Get Help from Your Vet if Necessary
Some vets will help with disposing of dead kittens if they are too big for one person to handle alone or if they are still alive after giving birth and just not healthy enough for people to handle them at all and risk infection or disease spreading through their bodies as they die slowly and painfully over time due to being unable to move at all.
Find a Disposal Site
If you don’t have a vet to help with disposing of the dead kitten, then you will need to find a place to dispose of the body so that no other animals, such as cats or dogs, find it and spread disease through their excrement. If you are in an area where no one would be upset by your dumping the body somewhere in the middle of nowhere, then that’s fine. However, if you live somewhere where people would be upset by what you’re doing and might call animal control on you for abandoning an animal in their territory without any regard for that animal’s feelings or feelings about them spreading disease through their excrement, then find someplace where no one will be bothered by what you’re doing instead.
Get Rid of It Properly
The best way to dispose of a dead kitten is to take care of it until it can be disposed of properly alongside another animal’s remains so that they don’t contaminate each other in any way. If there is too much fecal matter from both kittens’ bodies left over from birth and death, then it could get into the soil and cause harm to plants or animals who eat plants later on if left alone for too long. If there are too many remains from one kitten’s body leftover from birth and death left behind with nothing else for them to eat because they’re not meant to eat each other, then they could die of starvation or disease caused by starvation.
Put It in a Bag
It’s best to put the dead kitten in a bag and leave it somewhere where no one will find it for at least several days if not longer so that the body can decompose properly and that the smell doesn’t attract any other animals who may be able to smell it through the bag. This is usually done with dogs who can’t be left alone for more than a few minutes, as dogs are very territorial and if they get attracted to something in their territory, they will usually protect it from other animals until someone comes along to dispose of whatever it was that attracted them, to begin with. If you’re worried about this happening with your cat, then you should make sure that you put your cat’s body in a bag before disposing of her as well since cats are also very territorial animals who won’t like being disturbed while they’re dead unless they have been given their final resting place beforehand.
How To Take Care Of A Kitten?
Keep the Kitten Warm
Kittens need to be kept warm, even at night. If you leave the kitten in the cold, then it will die.
Feed Your Kitten
Kittens need to be fed four times a day. They need to be fed every 12 hours. Feed it with a bottle.
Take Care of the Kitten’s Teeth
Kittens are born with no teeth, but they get their first set of teeth at around 8 weeks old. So, it is very important that you take care of their teeth by brushing them at least once a day and using toothpaste that has fluoride in it so that they won’t have any cavities when they grow up.
Clean the Kitten’s Paws
If you have more than one kitten, then you will definitely have to clean the kittens’ paws from time to time… no matter how much litter box training you do for your kittens, they will still get dirty paws. So when you clean their paws, make sure that you use a mild soap and warm water so that the soap doesn’t sting their eyes or irritate them in any way, and don’t forget about cleaning between the toes!
Take Care of Your Kitten’s Teeth
If your kitten is still nursing on its mother then taking care of his/her teeth is easy: just give him/her some milk and toothpaste every day or every other day or just once a week until he/she gets used to having them brushed by himself/herself because it can sometimes be painful for them if they bite down on something while they’re being brushed… especially if it’s their first time.
Now that you know what to do with a dead kitten after birth and how to dispose of it, you’re ready to take care of your new litter of kittens. You can start by weaning the kittens off their mother’s milk at three weeks, and then you can begin taking them to the vet. At that point, you can also begin introducing them to other pets in your home. You can start by letting them spend a little time with each pet and then continue to do so until they get along with everyone. And remember, if you’re a cat breeder and a kitten dies during birth, don’t worry. You’ve still done some good in the world. Instead, remember that you helped the other kittens and cats live a healthy life.