I have a queen who had three kittens (indoors). She lost weight while nursing…

I have a queen who had three kittens (indoors). She lost weight while nursing which I researched and found that to be somewhat normal. Since she has weaned them, she has stopped eating and lost even more weight.

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

HI Kim, Yes, it is normal for a mama cat to loose weight during nursing kittens. She’s burning a lot of calories while nursing. Make sure you are providing basically free choice dry food, and a full can of cat food (the larger one’s) at least twice per day. If she eats the entire can , offer another mid day to supplement. The vet can give you a gel that has extra calories to give her as well. If the problem isn’t just calorie intake–parasites for example…get her feces checked for worms and also go over her well with a… Read more »