How long can a kitten go without oxygen before brain damage sets in?
If a kitten goes 10 minutes without oxygen, will it end up with brain damage? I live on a farm and my cat had kittens today. One was dead, not moving, ice-cold with its mouth open.
I brought it into the house to put it under warm water because I have revived kittens before doing this when I see signs of movement. This one had no movement but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try. So I put it under warm water and rubbed it to get blood flow.
After a while, it STARTED MOVING. Slow gasps every few seconds until it was breathing on its own. Now a few hours later it is warm and meowing and moving around.
It seems like it is out of the woods. But even if it stopped breathing the second I found it, it still would have been out of oxygen for at least 10 min... my question is: will this kitten end up having drain damage or health issues as it grows up?