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post #1 of 15
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Hi all,

I am so glad I found this forum! My little girl (pregnant w/two) was supposed to deliver on Mon. I called the vet this morning b/c she's in her 70th day. He told me to bring her in Fri am if she hasn't delivered before then.

I've read so much on the internet about cat's birth and have gotten a lot of information from my vet. I have everything ready for her in case there is a problem...private birthplace, heating pad, lamp, towels, rags, dental floss, etc (my husband laughs at me). Since Mon, she has been showing signs of delivery...dropped belly, vomiting, nesting, eating less, cuddling...but still nothing! My cat doesn't seem to be in pain, she doesn't cry out or anything, just very loving. Should I be concerned b/c she's in her 70th day or am I just being overly protective???

Any advice??
post #2 of 15
Unless you actually witnessed the breeding are you SURE you know how many days she's pregnant?
post #3 of 15
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She's pregnant...she had an ultasound a few wks ago...she has two. I also feel the babies moving.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by lunachic6997
She's pregnant...she had an ultasound a few wks ago...she has two. I also feel the babies moving.
I think the question that GoldenKitty45 is raising is a good one. You know she is pregnant..but did you actually see her mate?? Put another way...how do you kjow that this is her 70th day?

Katie
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by TNR1
I think the question that GoldenKitty45 is raising is a good one. You know she is pregnant..but did you actually see her mate?? Put another way...how do you kjow that this is her 70th day?

Katie
No, I did not acually see them mate, but I heard them. Also, by the size of the kittens on the ultasound, and the date I had, my vet concluded her 68th day was Mon.
post #6 of 15
I don't think I'd worry - if there are only 2 kittens, they would be "bigger" then if there were 5/6 in there. I'd worry about taking to the vet if she goes into labor and has problems delivering or stopping and not continuing.

BTW 2 kittens are a little more difficult as they have longer to get thru the canal - no others to help push them along. Labor may be a bit longer then if she had a bigger litter.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by lunachic6997
No, I did not acually see them mate, but I heard them. Also, by the size of the kittens on the ultasound, and the date I had, my vet concluded her 68th day was Mon.
I'm going to assume that your cat got out and you heard her mate?? Or is this a situation where you have a female and male in your house?? Just trying to get the context here.

Katie
post #8 of 15
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I have both the male & female and it was planned. My cat's are strickly indoor cats.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by lunachic6997
I have both the male & female and it was planned. My cat's are strickly indoor cats.
Ok....good to know they are indoors. If you are considering breeding this pair again (as in, you are a breeder or considering becoming a breeder) you may want to introduce yourself over in the breeder's forum. Lot's of very knowledgeable breeders over there who have a wealth of information and experience.

Katie
post #10 of 15
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Thanks, but I'm not going to do this again.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by lunachic6997
Thanks, but I'm not going to do this again.
Ok...then you are going to get your male neutered and your female spayed. May I recommend that you get your male neutered before your female delivers. The reason I recommend this is that I have read that cats are induced ovulators and if you do not want your girl to get pregnant again, best to have him fixed. She can safely be spayed once the kittens are weaned.

Katie
post #12 of 15
Yah a breeder friend of mine had 9 week old kittens and the mom had gone into heat 3 times in those 9 weeks. I'd get him fixed first thing. The female can get pregnant very soon again after delivering.
post #13 of 15
Plus a male will STILL be fertile and capable of getting a cat pregnant for about a month AFTER being neutered - get him done now please. And keep him away from her for the time being.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the advice. I have been keeping them away for each other and also have an appt for him to go in next wk. My vet also recommended that.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by lunachic6997
Thanks so much for the advice. I have been keeping them away for each other and also have an appt for him to go in next wk. My vet also recommended that.
Great...let us know if there are any other questions that you have. Good luck.

Katie
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