How can I tell shes pregnant?

kamijo

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My Aunt passed away and left me her unfixed indoor/outdoor cat Zombie. She's taken well to living inside all the time with us and we plan to get her fixed next month but... She's yet to come in heat and she's kind of showing some signs she might be with kittens.

She was throwing up almost every day for a week, now that's stopped and she's begun to put on a lot of weight. Her name Zombie isn't just her name but she always looked like one being super skinny. She's begun to guard her stomach and use to love it being touched. She's also stolen under my desk and has made a sort of nest of clothes and dragged a throw pillow under there. I can't feel any kittens but I can tell her nipples are standing out more then before but still a normal pink color.

So I'm wondering if she's pregnant and if I should wait to see before trying to get her fixed. I know my Aunt would hate me from the beyond if I took her and they fixed her while pregnant.

I'm hoping y'all can give me some tips to see without having to take her for an ultrasound because I just can't afford that right now.

Edit: she's also horribly gassy like my goodness who left all the rotten eggs under my desk!
 
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Well, if she's not spayed, and has been going outside before she came to live with you, and hasn't had a heat cycle in 3 weeks, I'd say there's a pretty good chance she's pregnant.
 

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She sounds pregnant. Prepare for kittens! You can take her to a vet in a couple more weeks for an X-ray or ultrasound to confirm. If she’s “showing,” she’s at least 5 weeks along, which is the halfway point. A good vet can tell an estimated gestational age of the kittens from an x-ray. Thanks for taking her in and keep us posted!
 
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