|How old is she? Are you sure she isn't pregnant?
She is 1.5 also. Honestly it is possible that she could be pregnant and too early to tell, not only has she spent a lot of time with our male, but she got out of the house about 5 weeks ago and was hanging around some orange cat when we found her. I'm just surprised that in the 6 or so months since my male matured she hadn't gotten pregnant because they mated a few times.
|The greasy fur could also be to do with her having 7 kittens to nurse, she's not getting enough nutrients for herself. Give her a bath if you think she is neglecting herself.
How old are the kittens now?
She had 4 kittens, and one died last week (accidental fall
). They are 7 weeks old. We gave her a bath a few days ago and that helped her look a bit better.
|You made a comment about spaying costing 100 dollars +. I just wanted to say that there are LOTS of low cost spay/neuter clinics or companies that will give you money back if you get a spaying done at your usual vets.
I have checked that site before and searched online. The only low-cost spay-neuter clinic around here is at a humane society almost an hour away and they only do it for people in that county, which we aren't. When we got our male fixed 2 weeks ago it was $70 plus $15 for a shot of painkiller and we got him his rabies and distemper shots at the same time so we ended up paying $120. It would cost us $120 alone just to get a female fixed at the same place, plus they need their shots too, we just can't afford that right now, especially with the holidays coming up. I will try calling the local animal shelter and see if they can tell me if there are cheaper places here. If not there is a travelling lowcost clinic in Utah and we are going to visit family there in January and I can see if they'll be near there.
Thanks for everyone's advice and help