Do kittens have soft spots when their born

Yes. Fontanelles are soft spots on a newborn's head which, during birth, enable the bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the kitten's head to pass through the birth canal.

Your cat has given birth to a litter of kittens. Now is the time for you to step in and help her care for them.

The first two to three weeks are the most crucial for your mother cat and her newborn kittens.

The kittens should be developing rapidly, and the queen will usually show symptoms of any postpartum problems by this time.

Keep the mother cat and her babies in a quiet part of the house; a separate room is ideal, and make sure the room is warm enough. Chilling is one of the most critical dangers to newborn kittens. Let the mother cat set the pace for your attentions. If she is a longtime companion and resident, she may welcome your visits. A rescued stray or fostered cat may prefer that you stay away for the most part. As long as the kittens are nursing frequently and appear to be thriving, they will be okay. However, you need to be aware of some potential problems for the kittens, which can happen anytime during the first six to eight weeks.

Learn more about the Post-Natal Care of a Cat and Her Newborn Kittens at The Spruce.

From the moment they are born, kittens have a unique set of needs to grow and thrive into healthy, socialized cats. Here are 10 interesting, must-know facts about newborn kittens from vet experts at PetMD.

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Thursday, September 28 2017

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