Originally Posted by Clarasmommy
I just noticed a couple weeks ago that my cat Molly is pregnant. She has been very lovable, and such.
Today she has been laying around not moving much at all, only to go to the litter box and nothing comes out. She has not been eating and just drinking a little bit.
I did notice the last time she got out of the litter box there was a smear of blood across the floor. I looked in the litter box and nothing. Is it time? How long before the babies are born? Is there anything I can do?
Jacey...welcome to TCS. First, I highly recommend you read this post:http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46743
You need to create a nesting box for your cat for when it is time and make sure you place her litterbox and food/water within range so that she won't have to travel far when it is time for her to give birth (you should start feeding her kitten food as it contains more protein which she needs right now). It will also be important during this time that she not be allowed outside as you do not want her to have her litter outdoors. It will also be important to keep her indoors until she has weaned her kittens and has been spayed. If you need a low cost clinic for when your cat has weaned her kittens, here is a list for Iowa:
Quad City Animal Welfare Center
724 West 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Serving surrounding areas in Iowa and Illinois, Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, etc. Low costs for spay/neuter, tests, and vaccinations.
Humane Society of Scott County
2134 West River Drive
Davenport, IA 52802
Animal Protection Society of Iowa
Des Moines IA
PO Box 748
Fairfield, IA 52556
Helps pay for spay/neuter of pets of people who have low incomes.