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When will it happen

post #1 of 12
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My cat is a little under a year old and is pregnant with her first litter. I have been able to feel and see the kittens moving around since June 22nd. She has not produced in visible milk or had any discharge. I am not sure when my cat mated, but I am wondering if someone could tell me around how much longer because the kittens have been moving around A LOT. Is this normal?
post #2 of 12
Welcome to TCS....have you read this thread yet...it has all the signs to look for:


Also, if this was an accidental breeding, best to keep her indoors only now until she has weaned her kittens and has been spayed. If you need a list of low cost clinics, you can go here:


scroll down to Lost cost or free spay/neuter programs and select your state.

post #3 of 12
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Thank you I appriciate that, but I was unable to find what I was looking for in there. Sorry.
post #4 of 12
Really a vet would be the best one to tell you about the kittens. Because of the young age of your cat, I would take her in and get her looked at. This serves two purposes, the vet will tell you the approximate due date, and he will be familiar with her should she have problems birthing her young.

Please get her spayed after she delivers and the kittens have been weaned- babies should not be having babies-
post #5 of 12
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Anyone else? How long were you able to see the kittens moving around before she cat gave birth?
post #6 of 12
I felt the kittens moving two weeks before she actually delivered, if that helps.

Actually, if it helps, here's something I noticed: The night before she delivered, her belly had gone from being rounded to being bunched up and lumpy -- I could make out discreet and separate bulges sticking out. The entire belly area had tightened like shrink wrapping, and she moved kind of stiff and awkwardly.
post #7 of 12
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Yes, that did help. Thank you Scavenger.
anyone else?
post #8 of 12
I wanted to bump this so you'd see the new info I edited into my previous post. :-)
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yay!!! that means she is very close! Thank you scavenger.
post #10 of 12
Glad to help. Also, like your cat, my cat produced no discharge (or I couldn't find any droppings or evidence), and had absolutely no filling of the nipples or milk leaking. Her nipples only filled after she started nursing.
post #11 of 12
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she just went to the litter box twice and I cannot tell if she had diahhrea or if it was discharge. after she did this she laid down and went right back to sleep. Has anyones cat ever done that before?
post #12 of 12
If she is going frequently into the litter and straining but producing either nothing or just a little bit of output, watch her VERY carefully for impending delivery of the kittens. A lot of first-time inexperienced queens will mistake the feeling of the contractions with the need to visit the litter and some will even deliver a kitten in the litter box, try to cover it up and leave it to die. Be watchful if she is making frequent trips to the litter.
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