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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
i have an approx 8 mo old cat she was sitting on my lap and delivered what appeared to be a placent a but no kitten could it have been a miscarrige? maybe it was an immature fetus and amniotic sac help please freakin out here.
post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
my approx 8 mo old cat delivered what appears to be an afterbirth but no kitten is she miscarrying what do i do? she is bleeding from her vagina. she was out side befor ethis happened should i look outside for a kitten??
post #3 of 21
I would look outside for a kitten then take her to the vet
post #4 of 21

Also, I will pm some people so they can help you with this problem. DON'T let your cat back outside.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by j171978
I would look outside for a kitten then take her to the vet
thanks for that i dont know where to look out there its only 40 degrees out any suggestions
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm not letting her back out. EveR lol! shes my baby. Is she too young to have a litter??? ANYONE WITH ADVICE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO IM ME ON YAHOO MESSENGER KYLIESMOMMY03
post #7 of 21
Most cats experience delivery without complications; however, first-time mothers should be attended by their owners until at least one or two kittens are born. If these are born quickly and without assistance, further attendance may not be necessary, although it is desirable. If the owner elects to leave, care should be taken so that the cat does not try to follow and leave the queening box.

The signs of impending labor generally include nervousness and panting. The cat will often quit eating during the last 24 hours before labor. She will also usually have a drop in rectal temperature below 100ºF (37.8ºC). The temperature drop may occur intermittently for several days prior to delivery, but it will usually be constant for the last 24 hours.

Delivery times will vary. Shorthair cats and cats having slim heads, such as Siamese, may complete delivery in one to two hours. Domestic body type cats (having large, round heads) generally require longer delivery times. Persian and other domestic body type kittens tend to be very large and have sizable heads that make delivery more difficult. It is not unusual for Persians to rest an hour or more between each kitten. Rarely, a cat may deliver one or two kittens then have labor stop for as long as twenty-four hours before the remainder of the litter is borne. However, if labor does not resume within a few hours after the delivery of the first kittens, examination by a veterinarian is advised. If labor is interrupted for twenty-four hours or more, veterinary assistance should definitely be obtained.

Kittens are usually born head first; however, breech presentations, in which the kitten is delivered tail-end first, occur about 40% of the time and are also considered normal. Each kitten is enclosed in a sac that is part of the placenta ("afterbirth"). The placentas usually pass after the kittens are born. However, any that do not pass will disintegrate and pass within 24-48 hours after delivery. It is normal for the mother to eat the placentas.

If the delivery proceeds normally, a few contractions will discharge the kitten; it should exit the birth canal within ten minutes of being visible. Following delivery, the mother should lick the newborn's face. She will then proceed to wash it and toss it about. Her tongue is used to tear the sac and expose the mouth and nose. This vigorous washing stimulates circulation, causing the kitten to cry and begin breathing; it also dries the newborn's haircoat. The mother will sever the umbilical cord by chewing it about 3/4 to 1 inch (1.9 to 2.5 cm) from the body. Next, she will eat the placenta.

If the kitten or a fluid-filled bubble is partially visible from the vagina, the owner should assist delivery. A dampened gauze or thin wash cloth can be used to break the bubble and grasp the head or feet. When a contraction occurs, firm traction should be applied in a downward (i.e., toward her rear feet) direction. If reasonable traction is applied without being able to remove the kitten, or if the queen cries intensely during this process, the kitten is probably lodged. A veterinarian's assistance should be sought without delay.

It is normal for the female to remove the placental sac and clean the kittens; however, first-time mothers may be bewildered by the experience and hesitate to do so. If the sac is not removed within a few minutes after delivery, the kitten will suffocate, so you should be prepared to intervene. The kitten's face should be wiped with a damp wash cloth or gauze to remove the sac and allow breathing. Vigorous rubbing with a soft, warm towel will stimulate circulation and dry the hair. The umbilical cord should be tied with cord (i.e., sewing thread, dental floss) and cut with clean scissors. The cord should be tied snugly and cut about 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) from the body so it is unlikely to be pulled off as the kitten moves around the queening box.

Newborn kittens may aspirate fluid into the lungs, as evidenced by a raspy noise during respiration. This fluid can be removed by the following procedure. First, the kitten should be held in the palm of your hand. The kitten's face should be cradled between the first two fingers. The head should be held firmly with this hand, and the body should be held firmly with the other. Next, a downward swing motion with the hands should make the kitten gasp. Gravity will help the fluid and mucus to flow out of the lungs. This process may be tried several times until the lungs sound clear. The tongue is a reliable indicator of successful respiration. If the kitten is getting adequate oxygen, it will appear pink to red. A bluish colored tongue indicates insufficient oxygen to the lungs, signaling that the swinging procedure should be repeated.

It may be helpful to have a smaller, clean, dry box lined with a warm towel for the newborn kittens. (A towel can be warmed in a microwave oven.) After the kitten is stable and the cord has been tied, it should be placed in the incubator box while the mother is completing delivery. Warmth is essential so a heating pad or hot water bottle may be placed in the box, or a heat lamp may be placed nearby. If a heating pad is used, it should be placed on the low setting and covered with a towel to prevent overheating. A hot water bottle should be covered with a towel. Remember, the newborn kittens may be unable to move away from the heat source. Likewise, caution should also be exercised when using a heat lamp.

Once delivery is completed, the soiled newspapers should be removed from the whelping or queening box. The box should be lined with soft bedding prior to the kittens' return. The mother should accept the kittens readily and recline for nursing.

The mother and her litter should be examined by a veterinarian within 24 hours after the delivery is completed. This visit is to check the mother for complete delivery and to check the newborn kittens. The mother may receive an injection to contract the uterus and stimulate milk production.

The mother will have a bloody vaginal discharge for 3-7 days following delivery. If it continues for longer than one week, she should be examined by a veterinarian for possible problems.

Although most cats deliver without need for assistance, problems do arise which require the attention of a veterinarian. Professional assistance should be sought if any of the following occur:

1) Twenty minutes of intense labor occurs without a kitten being delivered.

2) Ten minutes of intense labor occurs when a kitten or a fluid-filled bubble is visible in the birth canal.

3) The mother experiences sudden depression or marked lethargy.

4) The mother's body temperature exceeds 103ºF (39.4ºC) (via a rectal thermometer).

5) Fresh blood discharges from the vagina for more than 10 minutes.

Difficulty delivering (dystocia) may be managed with or without surgery. The condition of the mother, size of the litter, and size of the kittens are factors used in making that decision.

And don't forget to let us know how it all turns out!!!

Best of luck, can't wait for the Birth Announcements!

post #8 of 21
Please note #5!

Professional assistance should be sought if any of the following occur:
5) Fresh blood discharges from the vagina for more than 10 minutes.
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Her Tummy Is Still Firm But Not Quite As Much Didnt Find Kittens Anywhere She Has Resumed Normal Activity And Is Very Affectionate No More Blood Has Com Out Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
only tiny drops of blood for about 5 minutes after the delivery of whatever it was
post #11 of 21
I'm sorry Pritty Kitty. I've pm'ed people, but they are not on the site at this time. Do you have a vet you can call? An emergency hospital number that could field your questions?

I think it's good that the bleeding has stopped, but I also would keep a close eye on her. You don't know what's going on on the inside, so don't let her back out. Is her stomach moving with kittens? Can you feel kicks? Is she eating or drinking? She doesn't act agitated?

When my cat had kittens, she acted agitated. Labor hurts! And she wanted me with her too. Also, there can be a time period between each birth. It took my cat a total of three hours to deliver 5 kittens. It was her first AND LAST litter (I had her spayed). She was 1 years old at the time.

Hope this helps. I don't know what other advice to give.
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
she is eating and drinking normally i cant feel any kittens like i said before i dont think she is full term or even close. she is not acting agitated but quite the contrary she is very cuddly and is actually purring in my lap now her vagina does not seem to be dilated. i could take her to an emergency vet but as she is not acting ill or in pain i wonder if that is necessary
post #13 of 21
Do you know how long she's been pregnant?
Have you ever felt kittens kicking and moving in her stomach?
What does the afterbirth look like? Did she try to eat it?

post #14 of 21
Unfortunately, with it being Sunday here, most of our experts aren't online right now. I agree with MrsD - please find an emergency vet to call, at least, to get more advice on your situation.

I'll move this to the Pregnant Cats forum where our experts will be sure to see it ASAP.
post #15 of 21
She was outside and delivered the kitten? In 40 degrees? I doubt very seriously if the kitten is in good shape at the moment. I would get your cat to a vet immediately- even if you can't feel a kitten inside of her there very well could be one she is absorbing.

Is she anxious to go outside? Pawing the door, meowing etc? If so she wants to get back to her kitten, if there is one out there. This is where you need a vet to tell you what to do- being that it is the weekend, most of our kitten experts are attending to their families.
post #16 of 21
It sounds like a spontaneous abortion ... but to be safe, do you have a vet clinic open in your area this afternoon? Might do well to give them a call - how is she behaving otherwise? Is she still having contractions or is she passing any discharge or fluids?
post #17 of 21
My uneducated guess is that what you saw might have been a spontaneous abortion and because your cat isn't acting weak, or sick, chances are she will be okay but you should call a vet if you can and get your cat into the vet on Monday. Talk to your vet about getting your cat spayed as well.
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
Im not sure that she delivered a kitten outside that was a guess. What came out of her was about1/2 the size of a tennis ball a deep reddish purple in color, coated in thin mucous, smooth on both sides and had a somewhat sticky texture. She has no desire to go outside she has been sleeping most of the afternoon. I have no idea how far along she is or was only that she couldnt be far enmough along to be full term. She isnt having any contractions and is not acting at all uncomfortable. I have not felt any kittens i only began to suspect she was pregnant 3 days ago. she is no longer bleeding or passing fluid of any type. There are no vets open here until tommorow. she did eat whatever it was spontaneous abortion or placenta. before i got a good look at it. Also i had plans to get her spayed but she is only about 8 months and on the small side the vet said she didnt weigh enough to get spayed. any help please post or e mail
post #19 of 21
Please take your kitty to the vet!
post #20 of 21
I just PM'ed you back. Please never waste time posting here or elsewhere when you think your cat is in a medical emergency. Just call a vet. As simple as that. No one can tell you anything for sure without checking the kitten and the only one who should be giving you advice is a qualified veterinarian. Even if your cat seems better now - you must take her to a vet ASAP.
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Anne
I just PM'ed you back. Please never waste time posting here or elsewhere when you think your cat is in a medical emergency. Just call a vet. As simple as that. No one can tell you anything for sure without checking the kitten and the only one who should be giving you advice is a qualified veterinarian. Even if your cat seems better now - you must take her to a vet ASAP.
I took miss Foxy to the vet this morning she is healthy. she is still preagnant the vet says it sound as though she may have lost a kitten but he cant be 100% since she ate the evidence. she is in the house now we have an appointment for a spay as soon as the babies are weaned but she still has about a month left to go. thanks to those who gave advice. also the vet said there would have been nothing he could have done for her yesterday that couldnt wait untill today as she was showing no other isgns of illness or pain. cant wait to see what the babes look like as i noticed 3 toms in the neighborhood today. A grey tabby, an orange tabby and a tuxedo. does anyone know how kitty genetics work? oh well not importatn so long as they are healty and lovely as their mamma.
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