- Sep 9, 2023
My three and half year old unspayed domestic short hair house cat, ended up getting caught and impregnated with her first and last litter by a neighbours who climbed up to our second floor flat and got in the window, as a result she now has 4 beautiful adorable, 5 week old kittens ! 2 of each. She had a rough first 2 weeks of mother hood. We had to rush her to the vets the day after she gave birth as she had a really high temperature and wasn't nursing her kittens, fortunately I had stocked up on formula, she was diagnosed with mastitis and was given antibiotics, then just over a week after giving birth her temperature went up again, when I phoned the out of hours pdsa vets, the receptionist told me tha she didn't need to go in and I should wipe her down with a damp cloth. I know my cat and I knew she wasn't just hot, but I had to wait nearly 4 hours for the normal pdsa hours before I could get her in, when the vet took her out of her carrier she had started to haemorrhage and was listless, so they rushed her in to emergency surgery and gave her a full hysterectomy, but no matter what she went through she never stopped worrying about her babies, she'd let me feed them when she had mastitis and share feed when she was recovering from surgery, but now there active and wanting to explore and run around, she keeps trying to coral them all into 1 place, and starts moaning at them when there running rings around her her! Is this normal behaviour or is she being a over tentative mother?