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post #1 of 10
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Ok so i have had Echo for 3 weeks now and she is due anyday now.

I have a nesting box
Wellness kitten food and raw.
Bottles and kMR on hand.
Plenty of towles a nice quiet room away from the other pets

She is fre fed kitten food and she has been wormed and had frontline put on.

At this point I am looking for any advice you could give. Anything to do during the birth anything to do after there born
Where can I get a scale small enough to weigh the kittens.
A link to that would be great I am going shopping tonight. I will be going to wal mart and target.

Anything you can give me would be great I am including a picture of echo. So you can see how far along she is and gestimate for me the vet say 55 to 64 days so I wanted to see if you agree.

post #2 of 10
Well you sound pretty well prepared!
Is she a rescue cat?
Is the milk and bottles just in case? If so you shouldn't need them as momma should be fine, although KMR may be a welcome treat for Momma as she'll need all the extra energy she can get for nursing!
My cat Bellatrix had her second litter 8 days ago and she is an excellent Momma.....The first litter of 6 I went to bed at 1.45 am and woke at 7.45 am to find her nursing 6 clean dry kittens in the kitchen cupboard this time i prepared the same cupboard with towels and a blanket and she had them in there again after some coaxing into the room. The first time I had no idea she was starting as she was fine with no signs when i went to bed this time I had a really strong feeling that was the day as she was leaving food and didn't seem hungry and spent the afternoon in her cupboard when she actually started she sat in the middle of the lounge on the carpet and meowed really wide eyed a few times then stood up and that was when i saw she'd lost her mucous plug and her back legs were damp, i put her back in the cupboard and cleaned up then went back to her things seemed to slow a bit and i could see a sac that actually went back up then after contracting a bit more a pair of little feet became visable( yes it was breech as were 2,3 and 5!) i gently eased these out and out popped the kitten who she then cleaned up beautifully.
Bella didn't deliver her placentas well BUT when i spoke to the vet she said with breech births the uterus can become exhausted and it takes a while longer for the contractions to start up again, I explained to the vet that i had eased the umbilical cord till the placenta emerged and she said this was fine but to NOT put any pressure on the cord. My vet seems to think that Bella would have coped on her own but its a testiment to our bond that she allowed me to be hands on and act as midwife!
I have used a kitchen scale to weigh mine lined with a small piece of cloth generally they are ideal as they weigh in grams and oz s and a newborn kitten your looking for a weight of between about 80grms min probably up to 125grms ......mine i didn't weigh till 2 days and they were 150grms each and are now 250grms!!
I agree she is about due going by the photo....did the vet mention how many?
I can't see very clearly but she looks quite hairy on her belly.....i gave Bella a belly trim a couple of days before just to make sure the kittens could get to her nipples! They will sort it out themselves but just for peace of mind i wanted it all to be clear.
good luck, hope this was of some help! for Echo!
post #3 of 10
ha ha you sound like me! first of all I learned to just RELAX. but you sound very well prepared.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Yes she is a rescue.

Out of a horder situation. I have no idea when she is do yes the bottles are just in case. The vet thinks about 7 that is what her last litter was according to the hordy lady.

She is not to kee on anyone but me messing with her including vet we live in the same complex his house is still down from the storm so he rents one of the beach rentals here in my town homes.

He just comes by we took her there the first day but he does not think its a need to stress her out anymore this late in the game.

The KMR is just in case my vet told me that if she has 7 and they are pulling her down to fast meaning she is loosing weight that I should bottle feed each one time a day. To help her out he said dont take any away perminantly just help her out everyday but it looks like alot for a cat litter he said.

A link to the kitchen scale would be great I am only 20 and have no idea what a kitchen scale even looks like. If someone could give me a link to the exact thing I need to buy I will sorry for my ignorence I do know my way around a kitchen my mom taught me that of course but being from chicago she never weighed anything
post #5 of 10
I'm in the uk but just had a look at the walmart website for an idea of what they do and these would be ideal they weigh in grams and oz's and go up to over 4 pounds.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...#ProductDetail

good luck it sounds like you are doing the right things, the best thing to do is to give her as much fuss as she'll let you.......... pamper the momma!!!
post #6 of 10
I actually bought my scale in the office supplies department of walmart. I think it was like $20 but its digital so its accurate. It weighs in ounces and grams.

Dont' stress momma can sense that--let nature take its course, especially since mom has done this before, she should be just fine. I wasn't present for Ginger giving birth and she did just fine without me.

Leslie
post #7 of 10
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I actually bought my scale in the office supplies department of walmart. I think it was like $20 but its digital so its accurate. It weighs in ounces and grams.

Dont' stress momma can sense that--let nature take its course, especially since mom has done this before, she should be just fine. I wasn't present for Ginger giving birth and she did just fine without me.

Leslie
Also a good idea.....Over here the 'office supplies department' would be known as the 'pen and paper aisle' so wouldn't think of that....the one i linked are digital and i think $16.98?.
How are gingers kittens doing?
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by PBSJ_1988 View Post
Yes she is a rescue.

Out of a horder situation. I have no idea when she is do yes the bottles are just in case. The vet thinks about 7 that is what her last litter was according to the hordy lady.

She is not to kee on anyone but me messing with her including vet we live in the same complex his house is still down from the storm so he rents one of the beach rentals here in my town homes.

He just comes by we took her there the first day but he does not think its a need to stress her out anymore this late in the game.

The KMR is just in case my vet told me that if she has 7 and they are pulling her down to fast meaning she is loosing weight that I should bottle feed each one time a day. To help her out he said dont take any away perminantly just help her out everyday but it looks like alot for a cat litter he said.

A link to the kitchen scale would be great I am only 20 and have no idea what a kitchen scale even looks like. If someone could give me a link to the exact thing I need to buy I will sorry for my ignorence I do know my way around a kitchen my mom taught me that of course but being from chicago she never weighed anything

Hope everything goes well Keep us posted!
post #9 of 10
Wow, you are very prepared! All I can say is try to be there with Mom, and it should go fine! She looks really close to having them, probably a week at most.
Keep us updated on how it goes!
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
No kittens yet i will post pictures when they come
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