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my cat has swollen nipples she had kittens 6wks ago and have stopped nursing ..can she die from this?

well it depends if she has an infection or not. A infection can be easy to treat but left can affect other organs which is potentially fatal.

I'm not sure if cats can get something like mastitus which i know cows get. This is a sort of thickening of the milk which blocks the teats, leading to infection.

My advice would be to have her looked at by a vet to make sure that nothing like this has happened.

Hope she is better soon and congratulations on your new litter

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


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