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My cat gave birth 28hours ago to 3 kittens , she seems to be fine eating and drinking a little however she haven't used her litter box since and I think her tummy is a little too rough though I am not sure and she meows a lot more often than always and also I saw her panting 2-3 times today for a few seconds each time and was breathing heavier than the usual but she calmed down. But I booked an appointment with the vet just to make sure she's fine but they're saying to bring her in with her 3 kittens in one crate but I'm very worried about carrying 2 day old kittens in the car, isn't it too dangerous for them? Or shall I leave them at home and take her alone? Will they be fine alone for 2-3 hours max? Or is it fine to carry them on the car ride ? Did anyone have similar experience where they had to take the queen to vet on the third day? Please let me know if you did!


The vet is absolutely correct, the babies should be transported with their mom at this early stage. They are MUCH too young to be left on their own even for short periods of time. Provided that you have a carrier that will allow mom to lay down comfortably on her side and the babies to nurse from her while stretched out as normal everyone will be happy and comfortable. I have had to transport a mom and her 24 hour old kitten to the vet before, so this is a similar situation. Hopefully all is well with mom, but it's best to have her checked by the vet so you are doing the right thing for her and the kittens.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me again at any time, I'm more than happy to help in any way that I can.

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