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2 Pregnant Females! HELP!

post #1 of 19
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Well my friend rescued 3 cats about a week ago, but she is moving and had to re-home them. The no-kill shelter is full but they will call when they have room (it might take awhile...). So she asked if i was interested in maybe just some what foster until she can find them all homes. That again might take awhile because the females are PREGNANT! Then she has the INTACT male, now don't go off about it she didn't breed them it was a guy that couldn't afford to fix them and he bred them both. The one is a 3yr.old and the other is 1-2? Some where around there , she isn't very far but the 3yr.old is ready to blow in a week or so. I really like them there all friendly and love to be rubbed. The male is so pretty i'm not sure what color you would call him but this Friday he's loosing his pride lol.

I've never had a pregnant cat let alone 2 so i need any information to prepare me. She dropped a bomb on me with the black one i didn't know she was so close to being ready. There all joys so i'll give her time to find them a new home if not i'm going to keep all 3. She said i can have all 3 for free and there stuff because she knows i won't let this happen again. I know its urgent that the male gets FIXED because i was told the females go in to heat shortly after birthing (a week or so). I know he will try and reproduce in that time frame. They don't have any names yet so they need names, flea meds etc. But i'm not sure what is acceptable to a pregnant cat? Can they have baths? How about Frontline flea meds or something?

They have not had shots but she said they are healthy but she couldn't afford her vets shot fee at the time. Plus can pregnant cats get shots? I'm excited but scared , what is the main diet that they would need. I"M LOST! I need to go research this. I'll get pictures of them, if i can get the girls off the bed lol. The black one is moody...
post #2 of 19
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I've never had a pregnant cat let alone 2 so i need any information to prepare me. She dropped a bomb on me with the black one i didn't know she was so close to being ready. There all joys so i'll give her time to find them a new home if not i'm going to keep all 3. She said i can have all 3 for free and there stuff because she knows i won't let this happen again. I know its urgent that the male gets FIXED because i was told the females go in to heat shortly after birthing (a week or so). I know he will try and reproduce in that time frame. They don't have any names yet so they need names, flea meds etc. But i'm not sure what is acceptable to a pregnant cat? Can they have baths? How about Frontline flea meds or something?

They have not had shots but she said they are healthy but she couldn't afford her vets shot fee at the time. Plus can pregnant cats get shots? I'm excited but scared , what is the main diet that they would need. I"M LOST! I need to go research this. I'll get pictures of them, if i can get the girls off the bed lol. The black one is moody...
Ok...first BREATHE....it's all going to be ok.

Gaye has put together what I would say is a must read for anyone with pregnant cats...

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80724

As for the fleas.....it is best to contact your vet regarding what products to use. Same goes for vaccinations.

Each queen should (ideally) have her own room. The reason for this is that if for some reason...one of the cat's end up sick or her kittens end up sick...it won't spread to the other mother and her kittens. Plus...as a new mom...wouldn't you want your own space?? Have lots of anticeptic hand products available so that when you are done playing with one of the cats and her kittens..you can wash up before interacting with the second mom.

The male definately needs to be fixed ASAP...even once neutered, he can still carry active sperm for around a month afterwards. He should not have access to either mom once the kittens are born until they are a bit older.

Katie
post #3 of 19
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I read everything on Gayef's pregnant cat topic. I'm breathing now lol, but now i have to go shopping i also think it would a good idea to wear exam gloves. Much like the kind doctors use, wash your hands etc just incase for the sake of handling the newborns. I'll have to find a large box or something for her. They still need names lol.
post #4 of 19
Once you post pics of the cats I'm sure everyone here will pitch in to think of some great names!

About the fleas, as far as I know(I'm not 100% positive), a pregnant female can be bathed. As far as medicine for teating the fleas, you can use Capstar to kill the fleas. It kills them ALL within one day. Most are dead in less than an our. It is perfectly safe to use on pregnant and lactating females. After you give them Capstar, just comb them all the time to keep and NEW fleas from getting on them.

Try and get all the fleas off BEFORE the kittens are born because AS SOON AS THE KITTENS ARE BORN the fleas will go to them. For some reason they prefer the babies over the adults. Within a few hours pretty much all of the fleas that were on the mama cat will be on the babies.
post #5 of 19
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Ok, i've never heard of Capstar before? I'll see if i can find any, i think i might have names . But i'll post pictures incase you guys think you can give out better one's hehe. Male- Danton, Dark Female- Faith, Light Female- Lilly. Here are Pictures

<< Danton??

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Lilly??

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Faith??
post #6 of 19
Oh my goodness! They are all so beautiful! I can't wait to see what the kittens will look like! I'm not good at names, but I'm sure that someone will come along soon with some great ones!

About the Capstar, I've just been informed by TNR1 that it would probably be best to ask your vet first before giving the pregnant cats Capstar, just for safety. Maybe you can give your vet a ring and ask them about it first before purchasing it, just incase they tell you not to give it to them, or have something better. If they say it is alright to give them than I'm sure they will know where you can get it, if nothing else, there is always Ebay!LOL!
post #7 of 19
They are all stunning.

Katie
post #8 of 19
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Thanks, there so cute hehe. They all claim the bed so with 2 pregnant butts (lol), and 1 active male there is just no room for troy . I do keep the kittens away from them. The main one in my lap is the male as you can see we were both looking at petfinder at the time of picture taking. Also i might get tortured because the male is outside, yes he is but i have a fenced in yard.

I can't wait to get the outdoor enclosure up . I'm sure everybody will love to play around outside, but sadly this year is a no go outside since it's getting cold and i don't want anybody trying to sneak out.. (Naughty little Smore). I was not going to get collars for them but if they ever god forbid escaped from the enclosure i would want some one to know who to call. So i'm going to get name tags and collars etc with there names and my phone number incase.

Smore got loose from the wooden fence (he thinks he's part dog so he digs lol). He squeezed right under and the neighbor found him on her patio and returned him. He was only out for about 20mins thank the lord i couldn't live with out me fur-babies. So i'm going to try and dig a few inches down and build the fence up **rollseyes**. So he can't dig out of the enclosure, no more playing with the dogs for god sakes he doesn't know what he is any more lol.
post #9 of 19
when you call your vet to ask about treatment for the fleas, ask what products you can use on your carpeting/blankets to make sure any fleas that have left the cats to stay in the carpet/fabric for awhile are killed!

also make sure you keep a flea comb and some dawn dish soap around just in case. Keep an eye on those kittens when they're born, fleas are no good for babies!
post #10 of 19
They are are beautiful, but the Male is simply stunning.
post #11 of 19
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Thank You. Yeah i bought dawn for the fur-babies and they were dead pretty quickly. I'm going to call my vet i really don't see the harm in giving them baths? I'll atleast do Danton then he should be fine around the kittens. But i'm not going to put him back in with the girls because they will be right back where they started.
post #12 of 19
Great job taking all these guys in! One thing i want to say again even though it was already said...the male still carries active sperm for a month or so after neutering. Keep that in mind and keep him totally seperated from the female until a month after neutering.

Also the mother who is not too far along can be spayed now. Two litter from two seperate cats especially since the backgrounds are unknown on them can be dangerous. What if they both need emergency c-sections and the babies die or something? That is a TON of money. Might want to consider having her spayed now, the one that isn't far in the pregnancy yet. She will greatly appreciate it I am sure of that!
post #13 of 19
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I'll have to ask my vet she is about a month or so in. But Faith is about 58 or so days in so she will be giving birth pretty soon. I know i'm going to use the spare bed room for the litter(s) then while he's still a fertil little man i'm going to keep him locked in my bed room . I know there's a lot of un-wanted kittens but it just feels wrong to abort them .
post #14 of 19
that is one georgous boy!!! where are you in OH?
post #15 of 19
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S/SE? Around the Toledo area.
post #16 of 19
I agree that I would not want to abort my cat's kittens either. Of course, everyone can have their own opinions and I wouldn't try an force my own opinion on someone else, I'm just saying how I feel.

My cat had to have a c-section to remove her kittens(long story) and the vet couldn't save any of them. The mama cat was SOOOO depressed. I mean, it's been almost 3 months and she still is not herself. She was about 2 months along(I assume, because I could feel the kittens moving a bit) and she was wanting the babies just as much as me. I know that cats are just animal, but the still seem to know when they are pregnant and actually seem to look forward to it. I mean, that's what cats in the wild live for: to reproduce. Why do you think they are so good at it?

Anyways, long story short...I don't believe in aborting kittens becaues I think that the mama cat knows she has babies inside of her and it would make her extremely upset and depressed(even the vet says so. They warned me after her surgery that she would be really depressed) to lose her kittens.
post #17 of 19
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Aww.. good vibes to your little girl. There's always a chance but i don't want to abort her kittens. There just animals but there like family and thats like aborting a child which i'm agaisn't.
post #18 of 19
They are beautiful. I just got done with two litters at the same time. I had two foster kitties who had previously had litters together and shared the nursing, etc, so I kept them together. I can see the wisdom in giving each Momma their separate place, though.

Spaying while preggers is a great option for some people. If it isn't for you, thats fine too.

If you aren't sure about keeping all the kitties, I'll bet you could find a home for the male in a heartbeat. With his blue eyes and orange points, he must be at least part siamese. The girls are lovely, too.

What a shame the original owner didn't get vaccinations and spay/neuter for them all. I'm glad you can take care of them.
post #19 of 19
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I'm going to keep the 3 adults but i think the kittens will be adopted out since i'm not sure if i'll have room/time for everybody lol .
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