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    evanloveslis Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 1, 2008, 09:02 AM
    My cat is eating her kittens poop and pee?
    Can someone please help me understand why my cat is licking pee and poop from her kittens while the kittens are going? Is this normal, or should I be worried? I don't want her to get sick and she is seaming a lot skinnier lately. Thank you for your help.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 09:08 AM
    I see and hear about animals doing that so I would say it is sort of common. I don't know if you should be worried though. Maybe if it more or keep ot more occupied this won't happen.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 09:20 AM
    Yes it is normal she has to clean up after them. When they are old enough to go to the box she will stop this. I will post a website that has information on kittens.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 09:23 AM
    Feline How-To Manual: Pregnancy and Delivery ~ Pawprints and Purrs, Inc. Here is the site, also take a look at reasons to spay and neuter your animals. There are health, as well as emotional benefits for your animals to have this performed. Our shelters are over run with dogs and cats and our recues are filled . Please consider spaying and neutering.
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    Mar 10, 2008, 07:10 AM
    Yes, this is very normal, if the mother cat don' do it the kittens can not pee or poo and they will die. Because kittens need a certain stimmulus in order to pee or poe and the mother is giving that stimmulus by lick their botom. I look after some orphan kittens and we do this thing with a moist cotton like in every 3-4 hours. Otherwise they can not pee...

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