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Hi there, my cat had a litter of kittens. On Friday night she had 2 healthy then one stillborn, on Saturday she gave birth to another healthy kitten, daturday night she bacame restless and I noticed she still looked pregnant, I took her to the vet and they noticed she had retained a lot of urine and hadn't made any bowle movements either, they manually got her to pee, and told me if she doesn't pee herself soon she may die :/ they have her I oxytocin shot to bring on any more stillborn babies if there were any but nothing has happened, she is looking like she is starting to get full again :/ I don't know what to do :( I spent all my money on her I day and they just sent me home with her :(

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Hi Sarah,
Looks likely of a Neurological problem  due to peripheral nerve damage.As this being a surgical case I have limitations in offering advice online.Mainly because,as  both urine and feces are retained, it could be life threatening.
You can  try to make her pee manually by applying pressure over the ventral pelvis and lateral abdominal region. Try giving laxatives orally or per rectum so as to relieve feces.
You may supplement Calcium and Nurobion.  

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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