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My cats leaking clear fluids.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
My cat has been pregnant for what I think is nearly long enough. I noticed this morning that she has been leaking a clear fluid from her vagina. She has been walking around the house meowing for a week now and constantly wanting more attention from us. I can't tell if she is lactating or not. Everything I've read doesn't really explain if you can really tell or not. This is her first and only litter as well as mine. Any help would be great.
post #2 of 10
Sounds like her water has broke.
This was last night, any news?ANy kittens?I would take her to the Vet if there are no kittens yet, just to insure she's o.k. and so are the kits
Good luck and I hope for a healthy litter.
post #3 of 10
Any babies yet?
(I don`t ever understand the time-thingie on here),,,but if her water has broken, and it sounds like it to me too, and if it has been more than a couple hours and no delivery at all, then I`d call the vet too and ask least ask what to expect or if he thinks there could be a problem.
Let us know when the babies arrive!
Linda
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Come to find out, it wasn't clear fluids. Our male cat likes to tip over the water bowl and she sat in it. She isn't leaking any fluids at all. I felt her tummy about a week or 2 ago and the babies have gotten huge. I have no idea how to tell when she'll start labor.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
Come to find out, it wasn't clear fluids. Our male cat likes to tip over the water bowl and she sat in it. She isn't leaking any fluids at all. I felt her tummy about a week or 2 ago and the babies have gotten huge. I have no idea how to tell when she'll start labor.
Welcome...make sure you keep her indoors only and away from any intact males until she has weaned her kittens and been spayed. You may want to set her up with a nest for when it is time for her to deliver:

Prior to the time of delivery, a queening box should be selected and placed in a secluded place where the Mother and babies are away from the normal traffic of the household, but near enough that you can gain ready access should you need it. The box should be large enough for the cat to move around freely, but have low enough sides so that she can see out and so you can reach inside to give assistance, if needed. The bottom of the box should be lined with several layers of newspapers. These provide a private hiding place for the expectant and delivering mother and will absorb the birthing fluids. Use torn-up bed sheets or other soft fabric for the upper layers. The upper, soiled layers may be removed after delivery is complete with minimal interruption to the mother and her newborn kittens.

Given that you have another cat...you may want to find a room that she can be with her babies and not be disturbed by the male.

Katie
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
I tried getting her to get use to a box but she doesn't care for it really. I'm going to try a bigger box, hopefully I'll remember to pick on up before she gives birth. No idea when that is. I'm hoping soon though. Any ideas on what to look for in labor? Will I notice days before? I have no clue as this is my first female cat and first pregnancy.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
I tried getting her to get use to a box but she doesn't care for it really. I'm going to try a bigger box, hopefully I'll remember to pick on up before she gives birth. No idea when that is. I'm hoping soon though. Any ideas on what to look for in labor? Will I notice days before? I have no clue as this is my first female cat and first pregnancy.
This post should help you:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46743

Also, I read in another post that you have a male cat. I do hope he is neutered and not the father because if he is still intact, he can get her pregnant again almost immediately after she has given birth. If he is still intact, please have him neutered.

Katie
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TNR1
This post should help you:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46743

Also, I read in another post that you have a male cat. I do hope he is neutered and not the father. If he is still intact, please have him neutered.

Katie
Why would you hope my male cat isn't the father? I honestly feel safer knowing who the father is and that it is our cat. We're getting him neutered when my husband gets his tax returns. And no I don't want to hear how "irrisponsible" I am. It's called money and not everyone can afford everything for their cat and them some all at once. I don't mean to be rude, but I've noticed that when people do post for answers or help, most the time other people feel the need to be rude.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by olskoolnodoubtr
Why would you hope my male cat isn't the father? I honestly feel safer knowing who the father is and that it is our cat. We're getting him neutered when my husband gets his tax returns. And no I don't want to hear how "irrisponsible" I am. It's called money and not everyone can afford everything for their cat and them some all at once. I don't mean to be rude, but I've noticed that when people do post for answers or help, most the time other people feel the need to be rude.
I was not trying to be rude (and I clarified my post above..sorry about the misunderstanding)...my concern with regards to your male being the father is that unless you keep your female and male seperated from the time she gives birth until a month following his neuter ..she will most likely become pregnant again. Is there any way that you can keep your male and female apart for that many months? As far as the money situation (and I do understand that it can be difficult to afford a normal priced spay/neuter)...I have attached a link that has low cost spay/neuter clinics by state. Some clinics even offer spay/neuter services for free.

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html

Even if you cannot find a low cost clinic that is on the list close to you...oftentimes clinics are aware of other low cost options that may not be listed online. It's worth trying. We are definately here to help you through this pregnancy...but we also want to try to provide you with the information you need in order to avoid having your cat become pregnant again.

Katie
post #10 of 10
In that I know Katie (TNR1) personally, I feel compelled to say that I know she did not mean to be rude. I think what we have here is more that the written word does not have a face which we can see and be able to receive the message in the way we were intended to receive it.

It absolutely is good that you know who the father of your kittens is - you know his health history, his temperament, his everything. The point Katie was trying to make and I do agree with her, is that very, very soon after giving birth, your girl will come back into estrus. If your male has access to her, they will mate again and she will become pregnant, even if she is still nursing this litter. Katie's concern (and mine) is to prevent that from happening to you and more importantly, to your kitties. I don't believe it was meant in any way to be nasty.

I am glad you got to the bottom of the issue here which caused you to post and I sincerely hope you will come back and update us as things progress. We are here to help you, to answer questions and to guide you if you get overwhelmed. If people are rude to you then they are violating the terms of the Forum Guidelines so you can always hit the little red triangle icon in the far upper right hand corner of the post to inform a Moderator - it is our job (and one I take very seriously in this Forum) to ensure that everyone who posts here receives the help they need, the answers they seek or the encouragement they desire without feeling judged or in any other way alienated.
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