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Hi, my cat is due in about a week and her some of her teats have a hard crusty build up on them. She may have about 5 or 7 kitten and just wondering if she will be able to feed them

she may have had some milk leakage which has encrusted on her nipples. Or she may just have dry skin.

if i was you i would gently wash them with warm water and then after drying rubbing a little olive oil into them to try and soften them. It won't harm the cat or the kittens.

best wishes


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Kate Tilmouth


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