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post #1 of 25
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I took Keller to be spayed this morning, dropped her off at 6:45 a.m. (early spays for low cost clinic). I got a call about 20 minutes later asking me to come pick her up. The vet said she is 4-5 weeks pregnant!!!!!! She has been in heat twice in the last month and I am very sure she has NOT been exposed to the outside or any male cats. Should I get a second opinion? Can cats have heats while pregnant? What can I do? They won't spay her! I am freaking out!!
post #2 of 25
Hmmmm!!! 4 to 5 weeks is pretty far along. Do you not see any signs like enlarged pink nipples??? I am surprised that they refused to do the procedure just because she was pregnant? Normally they will just charge an extra fee because it makes the procedure more difficult. If you don't want her to have the kittens you can probably find a vet that will do the procedure just call around. You could also get a second opinion about whether or not she is preggars. FYI some females are known to act like they are in heat while pregnant. Two of my girls will roll on the floor and still lift their hinny's in the air even with their big bellies. Good luck with whatever you decide.
post #3 of 25
Thats how far my Coco was when she was preg.
They did a ultrasound and saw three kittens.
She had 5 but the last 2 were dead.
You sure she was not near any male or anything.
My brother swore my Meeko was not near any male and she was preg with 1 kitten.
Only sign was her nipples turned pink.
Could she being having a false preg?
You can get a ultrasound also.
I kept Meekos only kitten and one of cocos but lost them both at age 5.
post #4 of 25
Personally I'd do an ultrasound or x-ray to be sure one way or the other. Then go from there.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by AMYSCRAZY View Post
I am very sure she has NOT been exposed to the outside or any male cats.
Wasn't she lost outside for several days?
post #6 of 25
I noticed that on a January 16th thread you posted that Keller had gotten lost and you had to put up fliers. That would make her the same in gestation as my pregnant girl. Due the week of March 18th. Well, if you decide to let her have the kittens than Congrats are in order....Sometimes these things happen very quickly.....
post #7 of 25
Your cat got preg Jan 16th.
I just found your post from when she got out.
Cats bleed a lot more if they are fixed when preg.
It is also more complicated.
I know of cats that bled to death when they were fixed when they were preg.

post #8 of 25
Be aware, deaf cats often do not make good mothers. They cannot hear their kittens cries for food, etc.....and from what I've seen most of the babies do not survive. Pregnant or not, I'd find someone who will spay her.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Be aware, deaf cats often do not make good mothers. They cannot hear their kittens cries for food, etc.....and from what I've seen most of the babies do not survive. Pregnant or not, I'd find someone who will spay her.
Well said ! I totally agree. You may find yourself with kittens to bottle feed every two hours, praying all the while they make it. It would be less suffering to have her spayed ASAP.

I have had many pregnant ferals spayed. There must be more vets in your surrounding area that will help. I never had any problems with those that I had spayed.

When she went missing must have been the time. Good luck to you.
post #10 of 25
I don't want to say I told you so but I knew she would get pregnant. You will have to get her spayed where they will do pregnant cats. What a bomb shell.
post #11 of 25
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I thought we were safe because she went back into heat I called around yesterday afternoon and the only place that called me back wanted a huge amount to do the spay. With hubby out of work that doesn't work. I should have my tax return next week so we will get it done if I can find a more resonable price. Is there a point were they will refuse to do it?
She had a litter before I got her and she was a good mother but it was stressful on her and she got ringworm. I don't want to put her through that again. I am slapping myself. She has a lot of fur so she doesn't look much different but when I rolled her over...rosey nipples
post #12 of 25
I read your post about her getting outside so when you said she hasn't been out..I was thinking hmmmmm did you forget ? My vet won't fix them if they are that pregnant....he doesn't even like to spay while in heat...but he will for alot more money...I had a cat done while in heat..I didn't know she was in heat again cause it had only been one month from her last heat...they did it anyways and charged me more...I guess cause when pregnant or in heat things are swollen and there is alot more blood ...could lead to some problems..If she is 6 weeks she will have her babies on 3 weeks....
post #13 of 25
In my area of the US it is common for vets to spay while in heat or pregnant. I guess with the number of ferals and strays it becomes more routine.

I do not know of a cut off time frame. Talk to the vet that would do the spay.

Maybe the vet would do the spay ASAP under the circumstances and allow you to pay next week. Time is critical with a pregnant cat. There's just not any time to wait. Most vets understand this and will do right away.

Cost is understandably a factor. It could be a "pay now" for the spay or "pay later" with possible delivery problems, the costs of shots, food, bottle feeding, any list of givens AND possible problems.

Good luck to you and your Keller.
post #14 of 25
Every vet will have a different time frame for how far along they will spay her. The sooner the better.
post #15 of 25
Have you tried the shelters? Sometimes they offer low cost spays, maybe their preg-spay is cheaper as well?
post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by AMYSCRAZY View Post
I thought we were safe because she went back into heat I called around yesterday afternoon and the only place that called me back wanted a huge amount to do the spay. With hubby out of work that doesn't work. I should have my tax return next week so we will get it done if I can find a more resonable price. Is there a point were they will refuse to do it?
She had a litter before I got her and she was a good mother but it was stressful on her and she got ringworm. I don't want to put her through that again. I am slapping myself. She has a lot of fur so she doesn't look much different but when I rolled her over...rosey nipples
Where are you? Have you tried googling "low cost spay"..I got so many results and so many places when I googled that and the place I got Jake neutered does spay when they are pregnant. The local humane society spays while pregnant also, but charges $120 which is not terribly expensive but could be cheaper. The clinic I took my kitty charged $80 for pregnant and $60 for regular spay. I think you are better off paying $20-40 extra to get your kitty spayed than having to deal with kittens, given that she is deaf.
post #17 of 25
I'm not sure what you went through during her last pregnancy, but I would not spay her if she's so far along. First, how could you have kittens that are more than half term cut out of their mom's belly and thrown in a trash can? At that age, they look like tiny little cats. Its also dangerous to spay a cat that far along, and it would be risking your cat's life. Not to mention, the complications that could happen will only add to the high price of the spay. I wouldn't risk it personally.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
I live in The Dalles, Oregon, not much around here. I took both Keller and Zeus to the vet this morning. The vet said that Keller has only 2- 3 weeks left and will not spay her at this point. They did say they will work with me on vaccinations and spay/neuter for kittens. As far as if she will be a good mother...I hope so. I wasn't her owner for her 1st litter. I am bummed about this.

Zeus on the other hand has a tumor in his mouth...another story all together
post #19 of 25


for Keller to be the best momcat ever!

for Zeus.
post #20 of 25
Aww, poor thing...their beautiful cats by the way, especially Keller!
Good luck to both of them...Keep us updated!
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Zeus had his tumor removed yesterday and is doing really good except for a few strange chattering teeth episodes

Should i feed Keller kitten food even though she is getting TOTW? I do have a lot of wet kitten food on hand.
post #22 of 25
When's Keller due?
Good luck to her...I hope everything goes alright!
post #23 of 25
TOTW is an all stages food, which should be just fine for her. Does she get wet food as well? What kind of kitten food do you have? Before you change her over, or add the wet food to her diet, you should check the nutritional information. Some kitten food is not actually better than some all-stages food.
post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 
I have just continued with the TOTW dry and been feeding wet (Wellness, Merrik, and Nutro kitten). My cats like a variety of wet...picky picky
Best I can tell Keller is due in the next week or two. The vet said 2 weeks at the most, he could clearly see the skulls and the backbones (which apparently tells how far along they are).
post #25 of 25
for Keller that she has a safe delivery
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