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Fading kitten syndrome Owner Factsheet

Kittens that fail to thrive and die soon after birth are often known as fading kittens. The kittens may appear normal at birth but may have a disease that has not yet become apparent. Alternatively, they may develop a condition or contract a disease soon after birth. Unfortunately, it is a common problem and deaths due to fading kitten syndrome in the first 12 weeks may range from 5 to 25%. Of the pedigrees, Persians seem to have the highest kitten mortality rate.
 

What is fading kitten syndrome?

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How will I know my kitten has fading kitten syndrome?

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What causes fading kitten syndrome?

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How can I prevent fading kitten syndrome occurring?

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How will my vet treat my kitten?

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Will a fading kitten survive?

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