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Ok, I have a question

post #1 of 16
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I've had Lilly for a month now. For those of you who don't know her story, basically she was dumped here and it took about a month to catch her. When I finally got her, I took her to the vet and the vet said that he felt a spay scar and I also felt it. Lilly was slightly overweight when she came in, but she had eaten very well in the barn before I finally caught her. Tonight I picked her up and thought I felt a lump in her stomach. I asked John to feel it and he said he felt it move. So I rolled her onto her back and put my hand on her stomach. After several minutes I felt very clear movement against my hand, just like when I had my pregnant foster kitties and I was feeling their kittens move. That's exactly what it felt like. It was very strong and didn't feel like just a gas bubble, it felt like a head and legs.

Now, I suppose it's possible that the scar tissue is from something else, and maybe she wasn't spayed. Obviously she would have gotten pregnant before she came inside, and that was November 17th that she came inside.

But here's the part I don't get, her nipples aren't in the least way enlarged or pink. They're white and very tiny, in fact it took me quite awhile to find them and she is a short haired cat.

Obviously another trip to the vet is in order, but is it even possible for a cat to be pregnant and not have enlarged nipples?
post #2 of 16
If Lilly is in fact late enough in a term of pregnancy for you to be feeling movement, then you would notice a ~difference~ in the appearance of her nipples ... maybe not so much an enlargement, but a fuller, pink appearance as the glands begin to fill with milk. The actually nipples may not become elongated but the fur on the area around them will begin to thin and you will see a roundness developing.

That all now being said, cats are individuals and what is normal for one might be not so normal for another. I have often said that just when you think you know something about cats, they have to change things up on you just so they can remain an enigma. *smile*

I hope she isn't expecting for your sake. Let us know what the vet's opinion is after he/she sees Lilly?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I figured she probably is not and it was just my imagination (at least, that's what I'm hoping!). I'll keep you updated!
post #4 of 16
i hate to say this but it very well could be parasites...
especially since your vet said she was spayed...?

totally gross I know but maybe you should take her to the vet.
post #5 of 16
I was thinking worms wiggling in there... Icky, but it happens!
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by saya View Post
i hate to say this but it very well could be parasites...
especially since your vet said she was spayed...?

totally gross I know but maybe you should take her to the vet.
The vet wormed her when I got her, but it's possible. I'll definitely have them check her for worms.
post #7 of 16
Some of my females didn't get real pink but they did have fuller nipples. I agree that a vet should check this mystery out!

Could it be a weird possibility that she swallowed a mouse whole and its still kinda alive inside?
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Could it be a weird possibility that she swallowed a mouse whole and its still kinda alive inside?
She wouldn't have had access to a mouse since she's been inside... so that's a month. So I doubt it, but that would be scary!
post #9 of 16
When my Meeko was Preg with her only Kitten over 5 years ago she did not show but her Nippes turned red pink and I felt movement. We went to the vet and even he wasnt sure. She had Yoshi 2 weeks after that. Maybe yours is something else.
post #10 of 16
Any Updates on this one?
post #11 of 16
the new stray here had a huge, hard belly and several of my friends said she was pregnant. But like you, a spay scar was found.

they wormed her and guess what? her belly is now the soft, hangy belly of a spayed cat.

but you got me scared, give us an update ok?
post #12 of 16
Im looking for a update too! We must know something by now, right?? Pregnant?? Worms??
post #13 of 16
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I completely forgot about this thread, I'm sorry!! Took her in and she is not pregnant, she didn't have worms either. They said it must have just been a giant gas bubble that I felt. Either way, she's doing great and is happy and healthy. She's finally starting to lose some weight too (she was really overweight when we found her, after eating the cat food from the barn for a month before we caught her).
post #14 of 16
I'm so glad there aren't kittens. Did you smell the gas? Kahlua kitty had gas and I'm tellin ya-talk about a green cloud!!! ewwww....

I'm glad she's ok for you, she is a beautiful cat.
post #15 of 16
glad to hear she's doing well
post #16 of 16
A gas bubble!? Well thats good I guess Glad she is okay either way
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