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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
does a pregnant cat still come into heat?
post #2 of 13
Generally, no, however it is possible, especially if the cat has gone many heat cycles without being bred. This can create a problem as, if she goes into heat while pregnant, she may mate and create a second litter of kittens who can be born premature with the others, or held a few more weeks and then delivered. This is not common, however. Generally, if a cat goes into heat, she's probably not pregnant.
post #3 of 13
Wow, I actually never knew that, thats very interesting!
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
shes definatly pregnant we had her to the vets so she definatly having them she must have just been hot we have been keepng her in as the vets said this would be best.
thanks
nikki
post #5 of 13
how long has she got left? sometimes with signs of being in heat can mean shes getting close to delivery, or she had a false pregnancy and now thats over she started calling again?
post #6 of 13
If the vet said she's pregnant, then she's almost guaranteed to be pregnant. A false pregnancy will show all the signs of pregnancy(i.e. weight gain, halted heat cycles, pinkening nipples), but when palpated by someone experienced, there will not be any lumps, so it couldn't be that, Tasha.

The breeder we got Trin from had that happen once--she let the mother and stud stay together through her pregnancy. The mama delivered four healthy, normal babies and one born premature that was completely hairless and required a ton of special attention. He eventually grew up to be a healthy, beautiful kitty who suffered no ill effects from the experience.

Stranger things have happened. That's just one of many good reasons to keep your pregnant queen inside!
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
hiya the vet told us that shes about half way through,she couldnt tell us how many tho.she said that she is definatly pregnant,and to keep her in.
nikki
post #8 of 13
Well, maybe she's just doing a "happy dance" cause she's inside. lol!

My male kitten rolls around on the floor when he's happy, if it wasn't for his "bits" I'd think he was a female in heat, heehee!
post #9 of 13
[quote=Fiery;1844859]If the vet said she's pregnant, then she's almost guaranteed to be pregnant. A false pregnancy will show all the signs of pregnancy(i.e. weight gain, halted heat cycles, pinkening nipples), but when palpated by someone experienced, there will not be any lumps, so it couldn't be that, Tasha.

someone on here last year had a cat who had a false pregnancy even the vet thought she was pregnant 10 weeks later still nothing then she went back to normal. so yes it CAN HAPPEN!!!
post #10 of 13
No need to get defensive-- The "almost guaranteed" part was my disclaimer. There is ALWAYS room for human error. Not only that, but it might not have been vet error. The kittens could have been reabsorbed, who knows? Things happen. I'm just saying that if the vet says, "Hey, I feel kittens" there are probably kittens. That's all.
post #11 of 13
i know that and wasnt being defensive. i might have used caps in the wrong way there.
post #12 of 13
Its rare for cats to have false pregnancies (much more common in dogs). But if she is currently pregnant she shouldn't be coming into heat. She could have been pregnant and either aborted or absorbed the fetuses and is coming back into heat.

Have her checked by the vet and get her spayed as soon as you can!
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
we are taking her to the vets next week to get checked over again.We will be getting her spayed after the kittens are born if se's not pregnant she will be getting spayed as soon as possible.Ill let the forum know what the vet says when shes been,thanks for all your comments.
Nikki
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