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post #1 of 13
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Hey my siamese is in very late pregnancy. I have been noticing that she has been having dierrha the last week. I was not too concerned. I thought it was normal because I have been feeding her tuna and canned chicken. I was looking at her tonight and I relized that her backside is almost black with (I think poo) Her anus and the surrounding area is red and inflamed. I dont think one of her sacs burst because there is no kitten. She is in no distress at all she is walking around normally. I can still feel kicking in her uterus. I checked her litterbox for blood there was no blook in the stools. Does this sound like pylometra to anyone? Do you think I need to take her to the emergency vet. I will definately take her to the regular vet first thing in the morning. She is not straining like she is in labor so I dont think she is . I just dont want her to be dead in the morning. Advice please!!!!!
post #2 of 13
The diarrhoea is a concern. In late pregnancy and all through her nursing the kittens, she should be eating as much as she wants of a high quality kitten food.

I'd recommend you take either some baby wipes or a warm, wet washcloth and clean her bottom. It may be messy because she can't reach around to clean her bottom herself because she is so large.
post #3 of 13
Her anus is red and inflamed because of the diarrhoea. Make sure she is drinking enough water, as diarrhoea can cause dehydration.

The signs of impending labor are:

*Her vulva will swell a little and turn pink around 2-3 days before.

* She may either want you to not leave her side even for a minute or not want to be near you at all.

*She will become restless, may go off her food and scratch at things, as if she is trying to make a nest. Provide several nesting places for her so she can choose one she likes when the time comes. If she chooses an awkward spot such as behind the sofa or in a cupboard, don't try to move her and the kittens, just make the area comfortable (clear out the cupboard and put towels or blankets down) and make it safe for the kittens by using rolled blankets around the nesting area to stop the kittens falling, wandering off or getting 'lost'.

*About 12-24 hours before the birth, she will lose her mucous plug. This is a clump of clear or pinkish mucous that blocked the birth canal.

*You will notice a clear, pinkish or slightly blood-stained discharge from her vagina. If the discharge is greenish or brown, she may have an infection or a kitten that has died in-utero and she needs to see a vet ASAP.

*She may develop diarrhoea about 12 hours before the birth.
post #4 of 13
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Thanks, I am worried that a kitten has died in utero but that would not explain the very red and swollen anus and surrounding area. I cannot tell if the black material is coming from the anus or vagina. She will not let me touch the area surrounding the anus but she will let me wipe her private. If it was pylometra or a kitten dying in utero she would not have a swollen behind right? If it is a dead kitten in utero she could be dead before I take her to the vet in the morning. The good thing is that she is drinking and walking around normally. She is not exihibing any signs that she is in major pain. On the other hand it smells a little like anmiotic fluid. I cannot see any fresh discharge from either site. Please help. The emergency vet is over an hour away.
post #5 of 13
As I said in my other post, her anus is swollen and red because of the diarrhoea. If you can, gently wipe her bottom and vagina. What we're trying to do here is get the area clean to see if she leaks anything from her vagina.
post #6 of 13
She will most likely be OK until you take her to the vet first thing in the morning. Keep a close eye on her and if you notice any change, please take her to the vet ASAP.
post #7 of 13
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I took her to the vet this morning. We did X rays and found out that everything is fine. No dead babes and all of the babies are positioned correctly. It cost me 200 dollars but that is enough for a peace of mind. He says that she will have them in the next two days. I also found out that there is seven! I am going to have fun time with one of my girls just having eight and now peanut having seven.
post #8 of 13
Good news that all is well.

Once both mumcat's kittens are 8 weeks old, the mumcats can be spayed. The kittens can go to their new homes once they are 10-12 weeks old.
post #9 of 13
Oh I was just reading your other posts. Are you a registered breeder?
post #10 of 13
Thats fantastic news. Its sure gonna be busy in your house for the next few months. What great fun your gonna have as they grow.

I would love to see pics of some of your cats and kittens.

Do you have a website?

Emma x x
post #11 of 13
Ooooh, siamese kittens! my favorite breed, i would love to see some pics of them!
good luck
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes, I am a registered CFA siamese breeder. I have been doing this for awhile now. This is my seventh litter. Their Dad is working on his championship. I had never seen a cat leak black fluid before. The vet said no worries. I have a new problem. Peanut wants kittens. Her maternal instincts must be kicking in. She is stealing Sarahs kittens. I am going to moving Peanut into my parents room until her babies are born. Then I wil move them back when they are two days old and they have had their colustrum. Then I dont mind them sharing.
post #13 of 13
Good idea. Poor Peanut, I bet her hormones are telling her that they're HER kittens LOL.
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