I see your nice forum and would like to ask for advice. I fostered in the past for about 5 years so I have experience with preg queens. Anyhow, I have 3 young kids, 1 dog, and 1 cat now so I thought I would wait til the kids are older to foster again but this kitty fell into my lap so to speak.
I found her (dilute calico medium hair) in the park next to my house and she followed us home. Vet check was good, she is malnourished but ok, vet is fairly certain she is preggy because her teats are sticking out and she thought she could feel a couple fetuses. She is maybe about 4 weeks along.
Introduction to the other pets has gone very well, never had a cat that gets along with everyone this well, she was cuddling with the other cat 2 hours after meeting him and follows the dog around all day rubbing against her. I definitely want to keep this cat.
Anyhow, she is very thin with no tummy at all, her sides actually go inward. She displays some some symptoms of heat such as sticking her butt in the air and treading legs when dog sniffs her and rolling around on the floor a lot. Has anyone ever had a preg queen that acts like she is in heat or does this mean she is not pregnant? Could a cat have a miscarriage without anyone noticing it?
p.s.- I thought about spaying her but morally can't do it. I will find homes for the kittens, I still have support from shelters if I need to use it. Thanks.