I adopted 2 cats a little over a month ago, a mom and son. Trixie is 18 months old and has already had two litters. The home I got them from seemed....well, lacking to say the least so I gathered them up and took them home that night. I soon after took them to the vet for check ups and shots, neither of which they'd had. Here's where my concern starts LOL. When the vet was examining Trixie, he thought her mammory glands seemed a little larger than normal. He said though that because her last litter was in October, it could just be from that. Now, my plan was to have both cats fixed once they'd received their shots. They're due in this week for more shots. Anyway, hubby and I were sitting on the couch the other night and Trixie went running across....and my jaw dropped! Just all of a sudden she looks HUGE! She's still very sleek around her shoulders etc but she looks like she's got a beer belly! She was malnourished when I got her (ok, the vet didn't actually say that but her fur was rough and she weighed only 5 lbs) so I don't know if this is pregnancy or just the fact that she's no longer around a domineering cat and is actually able to eat! She's not being overfed and she doesn't get an overabundance of treats....no people food at all....I just don't know Hubby of course is freaking cause every pet I bring home ends up pregnant LOL. It makes no difference to me....I'll keep the kittens if she's pregnant. I guess I'm just concerned because she's still quite young and I'm afraid that if she is in fact pregnant, it could be hard on her. Suggestions anyone?
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4/13/05 at 3:43am