Mastitis In Cats/this cat I have around here has this?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by arabianequine, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    Is there anything I can get or give for this? Without having to go to the vet to charge me an office visit. This cat is not mine but adopted me and has been here since I moved in. Her litter just left last friday and all her nipples are hard but seems normal otherwise? The vet said she needs antibiotics but is there a way to get some with out have to rack up a huge bill for her.

    Thank you!
  2. mekasmom

    mekasmom Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    How do you know it is mastitis and not simply that her breasts are full? If you can help to empty them, the firmness will be gone. Put a kitten on each one, keep moving them from nipple to nipple until they soften. If the cat isn't running a fever, doesn't have red, hot breasts, and isn't acting ill, chances are she is just engorged rather than having mastitis. Just get the milk flowing, so it will not become infected.
    You can buy antibiotics OTC from any farm supply store.

    I just realized you meant the kittens were gone. Just squeeze out a tiny bit of milk from each breast to soften it a bit. Don't completely empty them. If you just keep the heat and a bit of the firmness out (a few squirts of milk) she shouldn't develop an infection. She will dry up. Just don't completely empty the breasts. Take out just a few drops to keep her from getting too sore. Next time keep the kittens long enough for her to wean them herself slowly. That will keep her becoming engorged. This happens if you wean off babies too quickly and too early. If she is already running a fever, you might have to get some antibiotics for her. But simply keeping some of the pressure and engorgement off her breasts will help greatly.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  3. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    Well im pretty sure it will if not her teets are like rocks so I will try warm cloths on her nipples and see if that helps.....but she is acting normal otherwise. I don't know if she has a fever either and I don't know if I can get one I might try. Yep babies are gone left last saturday.
  4. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Were the kittens still nursing on occasion before they left?
  5. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    dont recall seeing that but I would assume....I had them in a shed with her and went out there am and pm and they were never nursing then.

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