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Is my Cat in LABOR?????

post #1 of 43
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I just got home and noticed my cat has dry like blood all over her bottom area. I thought she wasnt due for another week but I could be wrong on the dates. Does this blood mean she is ready? PLease someone let me know soon. I am so excited!!!! And this is my first time to be a grandma (to furbabies) hehe
Thanks Sarah
post #2 of 43
What is her behavior like, is she looking for a nesting area or do you have one already set up for her that she is going in and out of. A LOT of blood is a cause for concern ... does she look like she is straining at all? Watch her litter box activities closely - if she is an inexperienced queen, she may confuse the feeling of a contraction with the need to potty.
post #3 of 43
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Originally Posted by gayef
What is her behavior like, is she looking for a nesting area or do you have one already set up for her that she is going in and out of. A LOT of blood is a cause for concern ... does she look like she is straining at all? Watch her litter box activities closely - if she is an inexperienced queen, she may confuse the feeling of a contraction with the need to potty.

Well I just set her up a box today after I found that bit of blood. She does go next door alot. Should I lock her in her room with that box? I don't know what to do. I have a kitten we have had about 2 weeks and they get along ok but I know I need to seperate them for her to have her babies right? So many questions running through my mind!!!
She seems pretty calm. And I just got back from work and there is more blood down there but not like coming out or anything. It is just down there. She doesn't seem any different though. Our newest addition that I mentioned earlier even tried playing with her and she didnt get mad or anything but she just turned away from him like she usually does.
Also, her "room" is our storage room (it is huge), that is where she sleeps and eats and has her litter pan. But when she is outside during the day she uses the bathroom outside. What if maybe she thought she had to potty while outside and had one in the grass?

Sorry I am just nervous!!
Thanks for anyones advice!!
post #4 of 43
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I just realized.. that I think the blood is actually around her butt. Is that ok. I mean I have never studied a cats private parts before but I am sure that her (wee-wee) is under her butt. I mean I know it is her butt that the blood is coming from I just am saying I dont know where her (wee-wee) is. LOL

I need some sleep!!
But I cant until I feel better about whats going on with my girl... SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #5 of 43
How much blood? Is it actively leaking, or is it dried? Is it bright red or dark?
post #6 of 43
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It is not leaking. It is dark and dry. ?????????
post #7 of 43
are you sure its blood
post #8 of 43
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Originally Posted by gailail
are you sure its blood
Yes i am sure. It is dry though
She still has it this morning. It is the same as last night.
post #9 of 43
I am sorry, I am not a pregnant cat expert. I generally bottle raise orphaned kittens. But I would call your vet. Better safe than sorry, and waiting on the internet for someone to answer a health question is a bit foolish if you ask me. Go to the true expert and ring your vet.
post #10 of 43
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I am sorry, I am not a pregnant cat expert. I generally bottle raise orphaned kittens. But I would call your vet. Better safe than sorry, and waiting on the internet for someone to answer a health question is a bit foolish if you ask me. Go to the true expert and ring your vet.
Well, I did not realize it should be something I should be worried about. I was only asking on here to see if it meant she is close to delivering!!
But sensing your reply to my post... I guess I should be worried. Right?
I really do not have the money to run to the vet just b/c she has dry blood down there. That to me is foolish. Now if it was BLEEDING.... that would be a little different.
post #11 of 43
You need to call the vet and describe exactly what you are seeing to them.
post #12 of 43
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Originally Posted by paprika
You need to call the vet and describe exactly what you are seeing to them.
Thank you!!
post #13 of 43
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Well I just called the vet and they said that as long as she isn't "bleeding" she is ok. I just need to watch her. They said she probably just passed her "mucas plug"
Good for me ...not so good for LILO. hehe So I am guessing it will be soon. And I will be sure to put a picture on here as soon as my little furballs are here in our world. Cant wait!!!!

post #14 of 43
Well good to know. I thought the mucous plug was green, but like i said, I am not a pregnant cat expert. If I get a pregnant cat here, I take her in immediately and unless she is ready to drop kittens in 24 hours, I get her spayed. It is sad, but it is the sad reality of rescue. There just are not many homes, plus I have no quarantee that the people adopting the kittens will spay and neuter them- thus adding to the overwhelming problem-
post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by hissy
Well good to know. I thought the mucous plug was green, but like i said, I am not a pregnant cat expert. If I get a pregnant cat here, I take her in immediately and unless she is ready to drop kittens in 24 hours, I get her spayed. It is sad, but it is the sad reality of rescue. There just are not many homes, plus I have no quarantee that the people adopting the kittens will spay and neuter them- thus adding to the overwhelming problem-
Oh yes ... I agree. i think it is great what you do.
post #16 of 43
i will ring a vet here for you and tell you what she /he says
post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by gailail
i will ring a vet here for you and tell you what she /he says

Ohh ... thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats a great
Appreciate it.
post #18 of 43
if its anus should take her to see a vet but by the vagina vets says it ok to leaks small bits of blood and discharge for a few couple days after that you should really seek a vet
post #19 of 43
alongs as she fine ,eating, drink she should be fine
post #20 of 43
Jumping in a little late here, but my kitty had some dried up discharge (red) hanging around that area for about a week. Wasn't really happy when I tried to remove it! I would say just try and keep it clean because that clumping kitty litter sticks to wet areas.
post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by gailail
if its anus should take her to see a vet but by the vagina vets says it ok to leaks small bits of blood and discharge for a few couple days after that you should really seek a vet
Well like I said.. I have never looked down there. So when I thought it was her butt that had the dry blood .. it worried me so I layed her down and I looked and her wee-wee is right under her butt. So it is her wee-wee (her private part) that has the dry blood.
Thank you so much for your time and caring!!
post #22 of 43
mine has it now too just looked i think it maybe she getting ready to give birth vet said it can be like it for a week before but if you are really worried ie she won't eat etc
phone the vet
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
Jumping in a little late here, but my kitty had some dried up discharge (red) hanging around that area for about a week. Wasn't really happy when I tried to remove it! I would say just try and keep it clean because that clumping kitty litter sticks to wet areas.
LOL
I bet she wasn't happy at all. Lilo was not even happy to let me look. She was
Thank you for your advice. I appreciate it.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by gailail
mine has it now too just looked i think it maybe she getting ready to give birth vet said it can be like it for a week before but if you are really worried ie she won't eat etc
phone the vet
AWWW congrats. Maybe we will be grandmas to our little furbabies at the same time. hehe




post #25 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by kluchetta
Jumping in a little late here, but my kitty had some dried up discharge (red) hanging around that area for about a week. Wasn't really happy when I tried to remove it! I would say just try and keep it clean because that clumping kitty litter sticks to wet areas.

i didn't think of that lol guess what i have pink/red cat litter and my cat white and ginger but mostly white
post #26 of 43
Your cat shouldn't be having her babies yet! you said in another post she's only 6 weeks along!!!! She is supposed to go 9 weeks. If she had the babies this soon they would be born dead. The blood was probably from her rear, she may have had bloody diherrhia. Alot of cats have roundworms that lie dormant untill the cat is ready to have kittens then they hatch and cause problems because they want to infect the kittens. I recommend that you take Lilo to the vet and get her stool checked for parasites.
post #27 of 43
Bengalbabe,
I read in another post from two weeks ago that she had about three weeks more to go.
So, at this point, she would be due in one week or a little over that.
But then in another post, Bigcatfan says "due any hour"...She may mean any day now, I am not sure.

It doesn't sound like labour at this point.
post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Your cat shouldn't be having her babies yet! you said in another post she's only 6 weeks along!!!! She is supposed to go 9 weeks. If she had the babies this soon they would be born dead. The blood was probably from her rear, she may have had bloody diherrhia. Alot of cats have roundworms that lie dormant untill the cat is ready to have kittens then they hatch and cause problems because they want to infect the kittens. I recommend that you take Lilo to the vet and get her stool checked for parasites.
YOu are right. I took her to the vet on April 15th and the new vet there said she was about 6 weeks along but he only felt her belly. I do not think he was accurate at all. He has recently made alot of mis diagnosis with my new kitten.
If I go by what my regular vet told me 4 weeks before this other one then she is right about on time. My vet told me then that she was about 2 weeks along. So if I go by what he told me then she is about 8 weeks. Still a little early.
post #29 of 43
Well lets hope she holds out for another week or so! I think it's probably worms causing the blood problem. It's probably not serious just give your vet a fresh stool sample.
post #30 of 43
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Well lets hope she holds out for another week or so! I think it's probably worms causing the blood problem. It's probably not serious just give your vet a fresh stool sample.
OKay.... will do. Thanks again for your advice.
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