Is my cat pregnant?

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My exotic long hair cat mated on April 9, 2024, with an exotic long hair male too (they are both papered). My cat stayed there for 3 days and they are mating non-stop.

My only concern is that when we went home (April 11-12), my cat is still heat. Does it mean that the stud wasn't successful?

Also, she keeps on meowing and rolling around (idk if she's just playful) but when i touch her behind she's getting angry and running away haha

Attached are her nipples now
 

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The reddening "hindberry red" happens typically on the day 21. MAY be some day earlier, but surprising often, its day 21.

Nay, heat doesnt need to stop directly after mating.

So, count she is preg.... Although, exceptions do occur, that is why in most mating agreements there is a clausule for an renewed mating IF. The only typical exception is really, if the male is neutered... (Been there, done that).


Im a little suprised there is such an animal as a longhaired exotic... I though they would be registered as Persians... But its perhaps different in different associations. :)
 
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The reddening "hindberry red" happens typically on the day 21. MAY be some day earlier, but surprising often, its day 21.

Nay, heat doesnt need to stop directly after mating.

So, count she is preg.... Although, exceptions do occur, that is why in most mating agreements there is a clausule for an renewed mating IF. The only typical exception is really, if the male is neutered... (Been there, done that).


Im a little suprised there is such an animal as a longhaired exotic... I though they would be registered as Persians... But its perhaps different in different associations. :)
Yes! Actually in her paper she's registered as Persian ~

But she looks like an exotic shorthair with the a long coat! 😂

Thank you so much for your answer!
 
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UPDATE!

It's almost her 3rd week after the stud, and look at her nipples!
 

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I went to the vet for Mayu's first ultrasound and they found out she is 4 weeks pregnant! With not less than 3 kittens ~

Im so excited 💗:hyper:
 

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Help! My mama cat gave birth to one kitten at 3:41am. Then she stopped contracting and started sleeping. Her ultrasound said she will have 3 kittens.

What should I do? Should I be worries
 

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This is quite normal. It's not uncommon for cats to have long breaks in their labour. As long as she isn't panting or straining to pass another kitten you don't need to worry.

Did she deliver the placenta too? How's the kitten doing?
 
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Yes, she did deliver the placenta and ate ir right after. The kitten is doing just fine but wont suck her mom's milk. She's just sleeping and crawling around.
 
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it's been 7 hours since she delivered her first kitten, should i make a kitten formula for the kitten? since she is not sucking her mom's nips
 

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Thank you so much!

How many hours should I wait for her to be in labor again?
 

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It's not uncommon for cats to deliver kittens days apart. It depends on how often they mated, but sometimes kittens from one litter are born on different days.

If your cat seems comfortable, is eating, drinking and using the litter box as normal and doesn't start to pant, strain, pass a lot of blood or suddenly become lethargic, don't worry.

Do you have a vet close by you can take her to if she starts to show any signs of being in distress? Make a plan now for what you will do if anything goes wrong, so you won't be in a panic if anything bad happens.

How is the kitten doing? Has the mother cleaned them off? Is she letting the kitten nurse yet?
 
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They mated for three days. Yes, the mother cleaned her kitten. She is now nursing her kitten but the kitten doesnt seem to be hungry at all. She's just sleeping and clinging into her mother's neck
 
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It's not uncommon for cats to deliver kittens days apart. It depends on how often they mated, but sometimes kittens from one litter are born on different days.

If your cat seems comfortable, is eating, drinking and using the litter box as normal and doesn't start to pant, strain, pass a lot of blood or suddenly become lethargic, don't worry.

Do you have a vet close by you can take her to if she starts to show any signs of being in distress? Make a plan now for what you will do if anything goes wrong, so you won't be in a panic if anything bad happens.

How is the kitten doing? Has the mother cleaned them off? Is she letting the kitten nurse yet?
She is also eating her wetfood and drinking her milk. & This is actually the first time that I have encoutered a cat that stops her labor and act like everything is normal 😵💫
 
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Update: My cat gave birth earlier at 3am, but the kittens are already dead. I tried to revive them but it's too late. She was supposed to have a CS session today, but she was already in labor earlier this morning. ☹
 
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Update: We went to the vet yesterday to have mama cat and her kitten checked. They did CBC and Xray to mama cat, results are good. So they said that the possible factor her kittens died is that my cat is a first time mom and was tired during the labor so she decided to stop it and have a rest.

Today, her only kitten died. I heard her crying so I rushed, only to find out thay mama cat is there. I thought maybe she was hungry so I made her suck mama cat's nips, but i notixes that her mouth is open and is not responsive, i tried reviving her but she stopped breathing 😔
 

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Oh, that's so sad! I'm sorry to hear she lost all of her kittens.

Cats can't decide to stop their labour because they are tired. It's a natural process that happens when their bodies are ready to give birth, just the way it does with people.

Please consider having your cat spayed so that she doesn't have to go through this again. It will be much better for her.

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I am sorry for your loss of this litter. When cats pass on, we lock the thread out of respect. If you would like to post a tribute to them in our Crossing the Bridge forum, you are welcome to do so.

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