Eclampsia (milk Fever)
General information on Eclampsia (milk Fever)
Eclampsia is a calcium deficiency that causes muscular spasms throughout the body. It is usually found in mothers while nursing, but is more likely to occur in mothers with large litters. On extremely rare occasions, Eclampsia occurs during late pregnancies.
Symptoms of Eclampsia (milk Fever)
Symptoms during the first stages of Eclampsia are anxiety, restlessness, and quick breathing. The face may tighten making the face have a pinched look. During the late stages of Eclampsia the cat may drop to her side having seizure-like spasms and may drool excessively. A high fever is the primary symptom, and if the cat does not receive treatment for within 12 hours it could be fatal.
Treatments for Eclampsia (milk Fever)
If there are any symptoms of Eclampsia contact a Veterinarian immediately. For treatment, a specific antidote will be injected while the heart is monitored carefully. Remove kittens from the mother, and feed them by hand.
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Eclampsia (milk Fever) experience by - Angie
I had cats with milk fever they always had hard tight nipples,very hot...kittens will mot make it ...keep kittens away....my cat now has milk fever shes got six kittens that r three weeks old ...im feeding them by hand....iv never had a cat die from milk fever but they said its deadly ..so she will b treated quickly....
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