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post #31 of 45
LOL i love the photos of her with the harness on! def not too pleased with that!

she is so lucky to have you caring for her.
post #32 of 45
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thanks catnapt I feel lucky to have her
post #33 of 45
What a beautiful little girl. I hope if she is PG that all willbe OK. Sounds like she is quite far along if so....and her nipples might not be swollen till the last week or 2 if she is.
Maybe it`s just worms....you`ll know one way or the other soon enough.
I hope everything will be OK.
Linda
post #34 of 45
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great thanks Linda..well I called the office of the vets that came to the Petstore for the vaccinations..spoke to the docor and explained the situation. He said I shouldn't worry b/c the vaccinations they use r dead. And about the de-wormer he said that if anything that will help her. Let's hope he right Then I asked him if there was a way to know if she was pregnant. He was a smart allick and responded.."Yes when she has kittens.." so then I asked.."well I'd like to know before that.." To which he said ultrasound was the other way. Once I hung up with him I called two other vet offices..both said I could take her in for a check up and quoted me their prices. One office said after the check-up if they still can't determine if she's pregnant I could do bloodwork since they don't like using ultrasound. I'm wondering though..she seems to be happy and healthy again. Should I take her to one of those vets? I'd hate to stress her out for nothing. Also unfortunately they are pretty much booked up and I'd have to attempt a walk in and I work Monday-Friday. What do you guys think I should do? Also, about worms-is there a way to tell? She seems to eat normally and uses her litterbox. Is there anything to be on the look out for? Thanks again for the advice! Have a Great Day
post #35 of 45
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on a side note I think I'm going to have to stop playing hide and go seek so much with Patty...she seems to really enjoy playing usually it involves me sneaking around and hiding..her coming to find me and when i approach her slowly her running like mad away and then sneaking back..i just realized as I played with her as she runs she bumps into furniture when she turns and that may not be too good for the kittens..assuming there any any
post #36 of 45
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Also, another side note and little off topic-sorry I wanted to ask....Sometimes I notice Patty twitches as she walks..it'll be these jerky movements..shes been doing it for as long as I can remember...nothing major but she usually licks herself afterward...could this be a sign of something bad or maybe its normal in some cats?
post #37 of 45
Sounds like she had an itch or something on her wherever it was that she twitched.

You know, if she isn't past the point where it is too late then you could have her spayed now anyway. There are so many kittens in the world, you don't need to let her bring more into it. Plus who knows who the Tomcat is, he could have been diseased. She could end up rejecting the kittens and you have to bottle feed them for a long time every 2-4 hours all day all night. There are a lot of risks with a pregnant cat off the streets having babies. It could risk her life too. This is a worst case scenario, everything could be fine, but then it goes back to the issue of the already overpopulated cat world.
post #38 of 45
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I understand your point Jen..and I def intend to find loving homes for all those kittens if indeed she is pregnant(who knows maybe one of them might stay here ) But I just kinda feel that her becoming pregnant was beyond my control and I hate to bring religion into this..I'm not big on it much..but I just feel that those kittens maybe they were meant to be and I'll just keep my eye on her...and just hope and pray everything goes ok(no complications or worst case scenarios..hopefully).. Thanks again for your input By the way, so you would say its normal for her to twitch like that sometimes..she seems to do is a few times a day maybe more? Thanks again..Take Care
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by Katgrl81
great thanks Linda..well I called the office of the vets that came to the Petstore for the vaccinations..spoke to the docor and explained the situation. He said I shouldn't worry b/c the vaccinations they use r dead. And about the de-wormer he said that if anything that will help her. Let's hope he right Then I asked him if there was a way to know if she was pregnant. He was a smart allick and responded.."Yes when she has kittens.." so then I asked.."well I'd like to know before that.." To which he said ultrasound was the other way. Once I hung up with him I called two other vet offices..both said I could take her in for a check up and quoted me their prices. One office said after the check-up if they still can't determine if she's pregnant I could do bloodwork since they don't like using ultrasound. I'm wondering though..she seems to be happy and healthy again. Should I take her to one of those vets? I'd hate to stress her out for nothing. Also unfortunately they are pretty much booked up and I'd have to attempt a walk in and I work Monday-Friday. What do you guys think I should do? Also, about worms-is there a way to tell? She seems to eat normally and uses her litterbox. Is there anything to be on the look out for? Thanks again for the advice! Have a Great Day
Patty is beautiful! Reminds me of my Grazee

I would definitely go to a different vet. To see if she has worms, you might be able to drop a stool sample for a fecal test instead of having to take her in for an exam. It was less than $15 for that where I am.

Good luck with her!
post #40 of 45
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great thanks for the advice..will call the vets and see if I can just drop off a sample so I can rule that out.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by Katgrl81
Also, another side note and little off topic-sorry I wanted to ask....Sometimes I notice Patty twitches as she walks..it'll be these jerky movements..shes been doing it for as long as I can remember...nothing major but she usually licks herself afterward...could this be a sign of something bad or maybe its normal in some cats?
It is most likely fleas. She should be given a safe flea treatment (Advantage, Revolution, or Frontline Plus ONLY!) as soon as possible so the fleas are gone or close to gone by the time the kittens are born.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Katgrl81
Also, another side note and little off topic-sorry I wanted to ask....Sometimes I notice Patty twitches as she walks..it'll be these jerky movements..shes been doing it for as long as I can remember...nothing major but she usually licks herself afterward...could this be a sign of something bad or maybe its normal in some cats?
Just to be educated about this, though it may well not be what is going on, please read this article on Feline Hyperesthesia click here
post #43 of 45
That vet you went to was a fool!

A vet should be able to palpate (feel her tummy) a cat to determine if she is pregnant (especially if she is a fair way along in the pregnancy. Unfortunately blood tests can have a lot of false positives so it would be best to get an ultrasound if you really wanted to know (and you have the cash!)

I would recommend taking to her to another vet in future even if it means you have to travel a little further.

Good luck with your girl! Shes very pretty (even when she looks annoyed at having the harness on )

Let us know how it all goes
post #44 of 45
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Thanks you guys for the advice and compliments Yesterday I put both my hands on either side of her tummy and I could have sworn I felt movement Looking at her more and more she does "appear" to be pregnant. I'mma set up a few nesting areas in the house so that in case she is (and I'm almost certain she is) she can have a few areas to choose from. Also I bought her Eukanuba Kitten Food and began giving it to her yesterday mixed in with her normal food. I just hope everything goes well..If my calculations are correct she "should" be giving birth as early as next week but most likely around thanksgiving week
post #45 of 45
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Heres a pic of Patty from today ...she seems to enjoy napping in the big cage we have in the livingroom(we bought it for the puppy we will be bringing home in a month) In this pic..she does look "pregnant" doesn't she? Also, she seems to nap a little more now..
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