Originally Posted by Marianjela
I am hoping that it isnt mastitis. It seems unusual that she would develop mastitis before the kittens are born... but does she seem to have a fever? Is that nipple inflamed? Will she let you touch it without much effort?
If there is an infected teat, it is usually swollen, red, warm to the touch and painful.
I had a cat 3 years ago and she was very obviously sick - lethargic, no appetite, hesitant to go in the box with her kittens, and her ears were burning hot with fever.
If it is mastisis, I hope she is fine until you can get her to the vet tomorrow.
GOOD LUCK and here's to a stress-free wait.
Thats what im not sure on but getting it checked as i dont know what else would cause the milk to go like that? she dosnt seem to have a fever at all eating, drinking fine, using the litter tray ok, lets me touch it without any fuss she rolls over as though she is getting belly rubs, so dosnt bother her atall even when i squesed it to check it and i'v been looking a few times since i noticed it, its not red just a lot more rounder then the others are and a very very thick dry white stuff comes out of it in clumps.
I did ring the vets and they said if the kittens are born tonight then i'm to try and bandage the top nipple that seems to have the problem and get her to the vet in the morning with the kittens with a hot water bottle under the blankets and by car to minmise the coldness.