Welcome to The Cat Site
your cat community
Interact with our community

Mucus Plug

Discussion in 'Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care' started by Buddhapinzley, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Buddhapinzley

    Buddhapinzley Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    6
    5
    Apr 16, 2018
    so yesterday afternoon at about 4 pm my cat Buddha lost her mucus plug, I’m curious on when she’ll start having contractions and start pushing babies out, I’ve been Keeping a close eye on her and she is pretty calm this is her first litter ever. When should I start to worrying about her health and the kittens.
     

  2. Sarthur2

    Sarthur2 Cat lady extraordinaire Staff Member Advisor

    27,106
    6,409
    Mar 8, 2015
    Sunny Florida
    No need to worry yet! The mucus plug can be lost up to a week ahead of labor, though usually it’s more like 2-3 days.

    Do you plan to spay her after this litter?
     
    catsknowme purraised this.

  3. catsknowme

    catsknowme TCS Member Top Cat

    8,752
    1,728
    Jan 2, 2005
    Eastern California,USA
    How is Buddha acting? Are her nipples standing up and waxy? I like to offer several birthing "room" options - closets & cardboard boxes seem to be popular (next to on the bed, preferably with you in it :lol:). I know that there are as many bedding options as there are minds to think of them. Last year, my daughter's cat gave birth to one kitten on my daughter in the bed but she accepted a box in the closet - an old T-shirt on old towels topped by puppypads. If it is her first litter, it would be ideal if you can be in attendance - as a "coach" to give emotional support (experienced moms often prefer privacy). And it is not too soon to research spaying options.
    Prayers and vibes for an easy time for Buddha :vibes::vibes::vibes::vibes:
    I will keep checking for updates!
     

  4. Buddhapinzley

    Buddhapinzley Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    6
    5
    Apr 16, 2018
    Thank u so much! these replies are very helpful, Buddha has been following me around or wants me to follow her, she’s been sleeping and eating still, her nipples are standing up but no milk or waxy feeling I see just a little bit of dried white scabs that she’s been licking, Buddha I’ve had her ever since she was 2 month and we have a very tight bond I’m most definitely going to be right next to her to “coach” her, I think she’s starting to have contractions now, she’s just on her side very calm but u can see movement in her belly it’s insane because she’s a long haired kitty. I will keep an update on how she is doing.
     
    catsknowme purraised this.

  5. catsknowme

    catsknowme TCS Member Top Cat

    8,752
    1,728
    Jan 2, 2005
    Eastern California,USA
    Sounds like early labor! Thank you for the prompt reply - I will try to keep logging in for updates. This is a precious, special time for you both and I am very happy that Buddha has you -~ she is very blessed :petcat:
    Continuing to send Buddha prayers and vibes :vibes: :vibes::vibes::heartshape::hangin:
     

  6. Buddhapinzley

    Buddhapinzley Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    6
    5
    Apr 16, 2018
    Buddha finally gave birth to 5 beautiful babies, I think she might have one more but it’s been 5 hours since the last one. She’s still panting and breathing really fast. Should I wait it out or take her in?
     

  7. Buddhapinzley

    Buddhapinzley Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    6
    5
    Apr 16, 2018
    Also she will not leave her side if I’m not in view she freaks out and calls and looks for me
     
    catsknowme purraised this.

  8. Sarthur2

    Sarthur2 Cat lady extraordinaire Staff Member Advisor

    27,106
    6,409
    Mar 8, 2015
    Sunny Florida
    Wait it out. Give her a dish of kitten formula to drink. It helps to calm her system and she needs the calcium.

    Are the kittens all latched and nursing?

    She needs comfort from you right now! It’s been a scary, painful process and her body is working hard.
     
    catsknowme purraised this.

  9. Buddhapinzley

    Buddhapinzley Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    6
    5
    Apr 16, 2018
    I made sure all kittens have a nipple to suck on and they’re all attaching to them. Thank u!
     
    catsknowme and Sarthur2 purraised this.

  10. Sarthur2

    Sarthur2 Cat lady extraordinaire Staff Member Advisor

    27,106
    6,409
    Mar 8, 2015
    Sunny Florida
    Do you have kitten formula to give mom? How is she today?
     
    catsknowme purraised this.

  11. Buddhapinzley

    Buddhapinzley Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    6
    5
    Apr 16, 2018
    Moms doing good she’s eating dried kitten food and wet food, babies gaining weight as well
     
    Sarthur2 purraised this.

  12. catsknowme

    catsknowme TCS Member Top Cat

    8,752
    1,728
    Jan 2, 2005
    Eastern California,USA
    Then a big congratulations!!!! Thank you for the update :yess:
     

  13. ashade1

    ashade1 Wild and Wonderful Animal Rescue Director Top Cat

    2,289
    3,299
    Jul 9, 2016
    Morgantown, WV
    We would love to see pictures of the little family!
     
    catsknowme purraised this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.