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post #1 of 17
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Hi,
I am new to this board and I have a pregnant cat. She is about 1yr 6mo old and is a wonderful cat.
Well the last few weeks we noticed her being plump and this week her nipples are big and seem to be filled with milk. I know she is pregnant and have prepaired a place for her to have her kittens.
My question: She is flinching (sp) alot. I tried to feel her belly a little and I thought a felt kicks but could be wrong. She is a very social cat and loves to have her belly scratched. Today she really does not want me touching her belly. Is the flinching baby kicks or is it something else?
We have never had kittens before so this is a first for us.
Any help would be great. I have been reading alot of articles on the net and trying to be prepaired.
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Lindsay_21
My question: She is flinching (sp) alot. I tried to feel her belly a little and I thought a felt kicks but could be wrong. She is a very social cat and loves to have her belly scratched.
Hi Lindsay_21, I just joined on Easter night with nearly the same question as yourself.

We recently adopted a cat from the humane society. I just checked her paperwork - Mar 12 to be exact. They had told us she just had a litter of kitens, her tummy was still alittle big and her teats were slightly red, but crusty, so it looked as if she just finished weaning a litter. Anyway, as the days went on, we noticed she kept growing instead of shrinking.. and so did her appetite! On Easter night my husband and I felt her belly and both thought we felt movement at the same time... different sides. We just looked at each other. Was it our imagination?

So I came to the Net for answers and found this wonderful board. Long story short she is pregnant, and according to the vet she's due around this weekend. Ha! and from what I've been reading - give or take a week

Anyway, yes! you can feel the babies move. As your mom (kittens) grows, so will the movement become more distinctive. Last night I even seen them move through her furry, purring self!

Anyway, welcome to the board - everyone is great here!!! And keep us posted!
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Lindsay_21
My question: She is flinching (sp) alot. She is a very social cat and loves to have her belly scratched. Today she really does not want me touching her belly.
One more thing, I dont know about your cat, and I'm not sure of Willow's personality pre-pregnancy, but she didnt like to have her belly touched. She would actually try to bite us if we persisted. But last night she flopped down right in front of me and wanted me to rub her belly. She literally rolled from side to side to allow me access. Tonight she's back to being aggitated. I'll take what I can get when I can...
post #4 of 17
Welcome to he site. I have also went throught he pregnancy thing myself, twice. I does look like she flinching and she might be a little but it is usually from the movement of ll the kittens. Don't worry to much. It's hard not to, I know I did and everything was fine and considering that she has already had a litter i'm sure she's a pro.
post #5 of 17
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Thank you I feel better know it is just the kittens. Her breathing is starting to get a little heavier and she is eating like crazy This is her first and only litter. She will be spayed after she weans the kittens. All kittens will be nuetured as well.

Here are some pictures of her.

post #6 of 17
Awww, what a beautiful cat!
I'm glad to hear you'll be getting her spayed - unfortunately, it's hard to find good homes for the babies!

And of course, you'll have to post pictures of the little ones when she has them!

Good luck!
post #7 of 17
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It wont be hard to find homes for her kittens. If we have enough here is where they are going. 1-2 to my brother and his wife, 1 to my husbands parents and the rest can stay here

I do have one more question. She has not used the litter box in about a day? is this normal?
post #8 of 17
what a lovely puss cat, my scoobie refused to use litter tray even with 2 babies she struggles downstairs to go out (snobby moo my scoobie!!)
post #9 of 17
I'm so happy to hear you are getting her desexed after the kittens have been weaned!

Is she an indoor/outdoor cat? if she is just an indoor cat did she escape at some stage? Just thought if I knew the answer to these we could help you work out when exactly she is having the babies.

You must be really excited!
post #10 of 17
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Yes we are really excited about this. She was an outdoor cat. She has to be due soon the babies are really moving alot and her mood is very quiet and all.

My consern is that she has not used the bathroom in a day or more. Is this normal. She is eating a lot of food and drinking.
post #11 of 17
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Well she finally used the bathroom. However she moved her nest around and then peed on half of it?? I guess she doesnt like it. Any suggestions would be great.
post #12 of 17
Are you sure it was urine in the nest? How far along in the pregnancy is she? Is she scratching around in the nest at all or anywhere?
post #13 of 17
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I am pretty sure it was urin. She was scratching alot in the liter box earlier. Then I went to check on her later on she had moved all the towels and they were wet. This morning she is just walking around and eating. I have no idea how far along she is.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Lindsay_21
It wont be hard to find homes for her kittens. If we have enough here is where they are going. 1-2 to my brother and his wife, 1 to my husbands parents and the rest can stay here

I do have one more question. She has not used the litter box in about a day? is this normal?
My TigerLily just had kittens and she didnt use the liter box much at all. This is completely normal. From the picture it looks like she may have a little time left on her. But the heavy breathing is a sign, althought my kitty had heavy breathing for 2 weeks before she went into labor. Check her behind area for any discharge, thats a big hint. Let us know if you need anymore help! Good Luck!
post #15 of 17
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Well she is doing great and I think we have a little while for babies to come.

Also what color/pattern is Cleo? Just currious.
post #16 of 17
My cat who always stayed within 10 feet of the house, disappeared for 2 days, returning on Valentines day. Well, i've been reading up, because she started eating a ton within the last couple weeks, and she seems to have gained some weight, i think i can feel movement inside, but the thing that has me stumped is her nipples are still a very pale pink, and they do not seem to have any swolleness to them. Could she still be pregnant? i figure if she is, she only has about a week left or so and i thought her breasts would be bigger by now...... she has always been loving so that is no help, any advice would be great.......
post #17 of 17
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Well I was so wrong with my earlier post Cleo is in labor today
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