Pregnant cat (60days today)

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Hi, I am new to your forum.

I don't rescue cats but I sure do love them.

My little girl she is 60 days pregnant today.She's been lying around alot, still eats and plays.My concern is she's 4 yrs old,this is her first litter of kittens.She's not very big and only looks like she gonna have maybe 1 to 2 kittens.She stares at me alot not noing whats up,lol.Should I be alarm that shes not very big?She eats little by little each time.She's a small cat to begin with....Thanks Donna
 

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Hi and welcome!

Such questions are best to have help with your vet. As cat owner Im sure you do have a vet?

Anyway, lets try discuss...

You know she has some days left, perhaps even a week.

If she has only 1 or 2 kittens - not that unusual, she wont be very big.

4 years is late, but I think not too late.  Breeders do avoid such late first-timers, but they say 5 years is the limit.  Although I do know case when the first time was about 8... It WAS risky and foolish, but it ended well.

Try to read on about deliveries, and have phone number to your vet handy.  Although with some luck everything should go smooth.

And please, when the kittens are weaned, do spay her.  Being in heat time after time isnt not good for them. Almost as dangerous as having litter after litter.

Spaying will be good for her health, believe me.

Good luck!   *vibes*
 
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Thanks....yes she will be fixed when the time comes,and so will the kittens.We plan on keeping all of them.

yes I have a vet right up the road from where I live, that way if anything should go wrong.

Today she is 61 days and I have noticed her belly has dropped to almost if I didnt look at her from the side you wouldn't even think she was pregnant.

Does this mean she's getting ready to have them?

Thanks Donna
 

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Yes, dropping of the belly means it is nearing. Preciselely like with humans.   :-)

Although I hope she will wait a couple of days more. Early deliveries isnt no big problem with humans, but kittens may be underdeveloped...   Lets pray.

You wrote in your first letter she is quite small.  Many cat females are small, and yet manages it well.

So this shoulndt be a problem in itself.

Good luck!   *vibes*
 
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Thanks again, will post pictures of babies when they come.

Momma hasn't ate much today and sleeping.

Hopfully by tommorrow she will be a mommy...can't wait to see what they look like:)

                                                           Donna
 
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I figured I would let you all no whats going on.

Today she is 66 days, still no sign of labour yet.And yes she still is deffinately pregnant.

Her teets have swelled double since I have posted last time.

question how far do i let her go before i take her to the vet? Her mating date was Sept,3rd so am i calculating wrong on her due date?

Thanks Donna
 

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your calculations are right, she can carry the kittens for 70 days and it be normal. If she is getting her milk that is a good sign she is getting close. Molly my foster who had kittens on the 3rd didn't give me any signs of going into labor, the only hint I had was her milk coming in, and me checking her temperature after I noticed it. If her temperature has dropped below 100 then you can expect the kittens soon, within 24 hrs I believe it is. Literally if I wouldn't have taken her temperature I would never had a clue she was about to have them, the vet had told me she had a week and a half more than she did before they arrived. She was eating like crazy, never nested she had already decided she was having them in the tub I guess, and she seemed as calm as could be, her usual loving, purring self. But not all cats are like that, she was the opposite of the last cat I had go into labor, she nested, panted, and groomed herself constantly.
 
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O.k.here it goes . I no my cat got out sept 3rd....She still hasn't had her kittens. I read online that your sopose to give them a 4 day period before and after they have mated. So if that is true then she is only 67 days preg.But if its not true then she is 71 days preg.I called the vet and they said to bring her in wednesday. well i'm thinking thats a little to late. So I called another vet and they told me if she dosnt have them by monday to bring her in. So your imput will be greatly appreciated. What should I do. Thanks Donna
 
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Oh I guess I better say yes she is still preg. I can feel babies moving
 

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Unless she seems to be in distress, it's probably just fine. Has she had them yet? What did the vet say? Are you sure Sep 3 was the only time she got out?
 
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Hello,


Thought I would tell you all what was going on.I took my cat to the vet monday and he said mother and kittens where doing fine and healhty.Well I was getting more worried cuz she hadn't had them (Sat) so I took her back. He did an xray and it had came back with no kittens:(

My question is if my cat was that far along in her pregnancy why would he tell me that mother and kittens where fine , then 6 days later I go back and he says she probably reasorb her kittens.I heard of them doing that when they where in ther first part of pregnancy, never in the last.

I had felt the kittens moving 2 nights ago and they where kicking up a storm. I looked all over in my house in every nook and no kittens.Did she eat them or what is going on?
 

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That was a peculiar story!

But young moms, eating up the kittens, isnt that unique.  If they are stressed enough it is even not at all unusual.

I have read somewhere, out in the open, in ferale cat colonies, it may be up to 30%...

They often warn against toms as a threat. The sad truth is, a highly stressed mom may be an even greater danger to her kittens.

Seek once again around. Especielly in all dark corners and places where you human have hardly a possibility to reach.

If you dont find them, and she is no longer pregnant, so they are almost surely eaten up.  By her. If some other cat or dog took them, she would mourn and seek them.

You felt the kittens moving, and the vet confirmed.  Otherwise, I have heard of very late false pregnancies too.  So this owner of a young stud was happy the first wife get pregnant, and they waited. The day for delivery comes, the phone rrrings. The owner of the female! What news!??  They are asking for a new mating, it was a false pregnancy...   LOL.

Good luck!
 
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Hello,

it's been a few days since i last posted. i never found any kittens,so maybe she reaborb her kittens without me noing.

I will be getting a new vet in the coming months, for i believe he should of known if my cat was preg to begin with.

There was no blood in any of the rooms to make me think that she had eaten them.

I am going to breed my cat one more time then get her fixed.She is in heat right now but i'm gonna wait till like feb or march .

thanks everyone that had helped me in my loss...Donna
 

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Why are you breeding your cat if you don't even know how to tell if she's pregnant or not. Honestly, it's irresponsible. Is she a shining example of her breed? There is no reason to let her breed. There are already too many homeless/stray cats, why add to the overpopulation?
 
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hello,

Before you say that i am irresponsible...read all my post. I no how to tell when a cat is pregnant.

When I took her to the vet she was still as big as ever, and I had felt her kittens moving 2 days before hand.

My vet took advantage of me, he should of known right then and there if there where kittens still inside of her. instead

him suggested me to have an altrasound on her, and taking me for 300.00.

And for me wantting to breed my cat , I planned on keeping her kittens for my own pleasure.she will be spayed when

the time is ready, and kittens to. Donna
 

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If you want kittens, why not spay your cat and go adopt as many homeless kittens as you want? Save a few from euthanasia.
 

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I'll third the "spay your cat and adopt kittens from a shelter to avoid making the overpopulation problem worse" idea. Also, in your original post you open by saying:
 
I don't rescue cats but I sure do love them.
If you love cats, you will get yours spayed and adopt kittens who are already in this world without a home. Otherwise, you don't love cats; you just want newborn kittens in your house. Or you only love your cat and want more like her. Or there is something else about cat pregnancy/nurturing that you are dying to experience firsthand. Or maybe you think mothers and kittens will make a better cat family than cats from a shelter. Those are the only reasons, as strange and inconsequential as they are, that I can see for choosing to breed your own cat over adopting from a shelter.

I am also concerned that you say:
Originally Posted by djyoung  

I am going to breed my cat one more time then get her fixed.She is in heat right now but i'm gonna wait till like feb or march.
You didn't breed her the last time. Are you saying you're going to open your front door in february or march, let her out for a few hours/days, and hope she comes back pregnant?
 
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