How can I help my cat to give birth to her kittens
Well first of all, Congrats on the kittens!!! Secondly you need to have supplies. Make a birthing area for her,preferably in a corner or a box with towels and news paper. Just lay several sheets of news paper on the ground or in a box then lay the towels down on top of the news paper.
Then you put it in a warm dark place that can be easily lit when ready.
After you do all of that you have to familiarize her with it.Simply place her on the birthing area and let her scratch around and make herself comfortable. (note:do this every day atleast a week before she is due.)
Now that you have that set up you need to create a kit.
you will need: Scissors,Iodine,Guaze,Thread,Surgical Gloves,Ear Syringe,An Apron and Lots of extra towels and rags.
When it is close to her due date you need to stay home with her as much as possible.Most Cats have their kittens either early in the morning or in the late afternoon to night.
When she goes into labor make sure she goes to her birthing area or birthing box.
It should be pretty easy to tell when she's in labor because she will probably act funny and she will have a small amount bloody discharge on her.
When she goes into labor you need to quickley get ready.Put on the Apron to keep from getting anything on you(trust me its messy).
Then put on a pair of surgical gloves and prepare for the first kitten.Also if this is her first litter then she will most likely "scream" when the first kitten comes.
When the kittens come out,the sack should burst IMMEDIATELY! When this happens you need to quickley take the scissors and cut the umbilical cord,leaving about 2 and a half inches of the cord on the kitten .
Quickley but gently wipe the kitten down then take the ear syringe squeeze it and put the tip slightly in the kittens nose and slowly release,it should suck out any fluid in the kittens nose Do this in both nostrils.Then squeeze the ear syringe again and stick the tip in the kittens mouth and release.
After you have the kittens airway clear,wipe the ear syringe on a rag and set it aside.
Turn the kitten on its back and cut a piece of thread off and tie it around the umbilical cord.Then take a piece of guaze and put some iodine on it.Then take the iodine soaked gauze and gently wipe the umbilical cord.
Then sit the kitten near its mommy and prepare for another one.
On occasion the sack may come out whole and not burst.If this should happen,gently ripp a hole in the sack and proceed as you would with a normal birth.
Also dont freak out if your cat eats the sacks after they come out because it is very normal to do so because its has nutrients in it that help her bounce back faster.
And if your cat starts to bite and pull on the kittens umbilical cord,stop her because she may cause a hernia,internal bleeding or worse accidentlly.
I hope I helped, if you have any questions about your kittens before,during,or after their birth just funmail me.
oh and don't forget to replace her towels and newspapers after she gives birth.
Make a quiet, soft, and comfortable place for her kittens and her. Massage her stomach when she's having contractions or just hold your hand on her belly. It helps from the pain but be careful not to push on her stomach or hurt the kittens. Then let her do all the cleaning and she will probably eat the sac that they will be in. It will be really gross but you just sit there and support her. Trust me, my cat has given birth 5 times.
By making sure she has a quiet place to do it, that is accessable by you...my cat liked to go under the bed...which is a good place...
Don't bug her too much, just quietly check on her...