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My cat was inpregnated by her neutered house mate?!?!

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone.

I took in a stray about 2 years ago she was unhealthy and thin... She has been doing much much better. However just recently my boyfriend and i took in some roommates and their male cat. He was supposed to have been neutered, but my cat is not spayed. She is now showing signs of being pregnant. ie milk laden nipples, a fuller rounder belly, she eats more and is much sweeter than she has ever been before.

She has never gotten out of our house so if she is really pregnant it leads me to believe that the other cat in the house has gotten her pregnant. Is the impossible, or is it more likely that the vets who neutered the male cat messed up?
post #2 of 18
Hi seraphix and welcome to TCS.

There are several possibilities. One is a pseudo-pregnancy. They will show all the signs, including lactating but it is a false pregnancy. Or is there any chance that she got outside? If she was in heat, she would've done everything she could to get out and mate with the first tomcat she found. Another possibility is that either your room-mates aren't being truthful about the male cat being neutered or that they have been told by the person who gave them the cat, that he was neutered. Does he spray? Does he have noticible testicles? These are clues that perhaps he isn't neutered. Something else that can happen is that if a male cat was very recently neutered, he can be fertile for up to a week following the neuter, as the body rids itself of the remaining sperm.

Can I ask why the female has not been spayed?
post #3 of 18
i'd say the vet who was suposed to neuter ur cat didnt do a very good job. or your cat might have goten out with another male stray
post #4 of 18
I would be very, very surprised if the vet did not perform the neuter properly. It is a very simple operation which always involves cutting the spermatic cord in each testicle.
post #5 of 18
Kimbulu gives an excellent and thorugh answer. One detail though.
If the the male cat is not neutered, his urine is probably smelling rather strong. This is the easiest sign to know.
Some say an neutered male cat may be fertile 5-6 weeks more - but this is more of a miracle than possibility.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
I dont think our roommates are being dishonest about the cat being neutered. I was at their old apartment the day they took him, how ever he was taken to a low-cost spay/neuter service that our county offers its residents. the procedure was done in mobile vet van, im not sure of the qualifications of the person who performed the procedure. The male cat still has a noticable sac, but he doesnt spray the house, his urine is rather stinky when we scoop it outta the litter box.

I know my cat has never gotten out of the house and while she was in heat we were living in a 4th floor apartment with no other cats around. she was too scared to walk out the front door.

We have caught the cats in the act a few times, so either they were successful in their attempt or my cat is just really confused and in false pregnancy.

I suppose ill just have to watch her closely over the next couple of weeks. If this does turn out to be a false pregnancy should i bring her to the vet for this or will she naturally come out of it.

thanks again
seraphix
post #7 of 18
I'd reccomend a vet visit for her soon. The vet will be able to determine if there are actually kittens and, if not, be able to give her treatment to relieve the symptoms of the pseudo-pregnancy through either using medication or spaying her.

Can I ask again why she isn't spayed?
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
She is an indoor cat. We made sure she doesnt get out and at one point we lived in a one cat household. Plus we had no way of telling if she hadnt already been spayed when we took her in. She was a stray. she didnt go into heat untill the male cat moved in so i assumed and her vet assume she was already spayed.
post #9 of 18
If you feel the sac you will be able to check if testes are still there or not.

As for your own cat, females are left with a small noticeable (if you go looking for it) spay mark from where they were stitched up.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yeah its prolly just a lil bit too late to check for accurate spay and neutering.. i am making her an appointment at her vet for tomorrow.
post #11 of 18
Good idea, what hasn't been mentioned is pyometra. A nasty infection that can quickly take the life of a cat if not checked out. I had one female here who was pregnant and also had pyo- the vet said the best thing was to abort the kittens- they would have never survived and get Whisp spayed.

I would suggest you get the cat to a vet to be checked out and spayed as soon as possible.
post #12 of 18
Even if she is an indoor cat you should still get her spayed - The point is, there may be one time where you leave the door open just a little bit too long and she could get out - She would be pregnant by the time she got back.

Never take the chance with your cat - Pregnancy could kill her - And I'm sure you want her to live a long and happy life.
post #13 of 18
good luck seraphix
hope your kittys ok please let me know

ya pm or post

post #14 of 18
Hopefully things work out In the end it really is cheaper, and safer to just get your cat spayed. Then you don't have to buy food for the kittens, spend money on possible vet visits and what not. No money on shots or wormer as well. Inside or not, the chance of her getting out or like now being bred to a cat that was supposed to be neutered would have been nil if she had been spayed. Good thing it wasn't her brother or something.
post #15 of 18
Never take the chance with your cat - Pregnancy could kill her - And I'm sure you want her to live a long and happy life

Is death from pregnancy common in cats? Moreso than in humans? I've heard it's actually pretty high for women, but it's kept in the dark to encourage reproduction. Another of the 1001 reasons I don't want kids, lol. I'm just curious (my cat is spayed). I got her spayed mainly because she went into heat and acted pretty wild - I was afraid she'd leave the apartment.

She now has problems with her weight if I'm not careful. I've heard that spaying causes cats to be more lazy, and therefore, become overweight. She's an indoor cat in a small apartment, so I'm sure that's a cause, too... I'm not regretting my decision, but it's something to keep in mind if I ever get another cat.
post #16 of 18
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She now has problems with her weight if I'm not careful. I've heard that spaying causes cats to be more lazy, and therefore, become overweight.
Spaying and neutering gets rid of hormones, some of those hormones tell the cat when they are full. So it's best if you are free feeding your cat that you measure out like 1/2-1 cup a day for your cat to eat. Another thing which helps is usually before bed I grab a cat toy and play with my cat. We usually play until he's tired and panting. It's a good workout, and he sleeps better.

I don't know how common cats dying during pregnancy is. But there are a wealth of things that could go wrong which would lead to many vet bills, and surgeries which could then take the life of your cat depending on the problem.

Also, in not spaying your cat during heat cycles they are VERY uncomfortable, and cannot find any sort of releif. Their lives are alot more stress free when they are altered.
post #17 of 18
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She now has problems with her weight if I'm not careful. I've heard that spaying causes cats to be more lazy, and therefore, become overweight. She's an indoor cat in a small apartment, so I'm sure that's a cause, too... I'm not regretting my decision, but it's something to keep in mind if I ever get another cat.
I think having to watch a cat's weight is preferable to the risks of cancers that an intact cat can develop. My girl's weight is actually kept in check by her brother who chases her around.

Katie
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by maiseycat

Is death from pregnancy common in cats? Moreso than in humans? I've heard it's actually pretty high for women, but it's kept in the dark to encourage reproduction. Another of the 1001 reasons I don't want kids, lol. I'm just curious (my cat is spayed). I got her spayed mainly because she went into heat and acted pretty wild - I was afraid she'd leave the apartment.

She now has problems with her weight if I'm not careful. I've heard that spaying causes cats to be more lazy, and therefore, become overweight. She's an indoor cat in a small apartment, so I'm sure that's a cause, too... I'm not regretting my decision, but it's something to keep in mind if I ever get another cat.
I'm not sure how often death from pregnancy is. I lost one cat while she was giving birth, and both her babies died, too. But I have a friend who had 3 females, not spayed because they were inside only. One died of mammary cancer, one died from uterine cancer, and she had the third one spayed.

My Festie has a little sag from her spay surgery, but it sure beats bringing unwanted kittens into the world! Or worrying about infections or cancer. She has only ever stepped foot outside once, when she snuck out a window.

Seraphix, best of luck with your kitties. I hope it is just a false pregnancy, and your girl is already spayed, for your sake and hers!
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