TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care › Pregnant cat question
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Pregnant cat question

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok so my cat Storm (around 1in a half years old) is pregnant. She should be due in around 11 days. But I have a question. Her nipples are bigger/pinker then they were, but they dont seem to be filling with milk if that makes, like there the same as usually just the nipples are bigger. So I was wondering when they get there milk. Is she suppose to have it by now, or does it come later on?
post #2 of 18
The milk doesn't come till the kittens are born or about a day or two before. The first "milk" is the colustrum which is very important. I can tell my cats are about to give birth when I can get a drop of milk from the nipples - they will have the kits within 48 hrs.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Good good. But if its a day or two after there born, what do they have till then? Do you feed them kitten formual till then?...Thanks for answering
post #4 of 18
No, colostrum is the milk they need for the first 2 days. Nature takes care of all of it.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
o0o! Ok thanks ...Im a bit slow when Im tried ...Thanks for answering
post #6 of 18
Since you have about a week before they are born, why not go to the library and pick up a few books on Cat care - look specifically for info on pregnancy and the days following.

That way you will be prepared for the birth and after. Some mothers don't (or won't) cut the cords and you'll have to do that. Also you'll know the signs of her going in labor and if there are problems.

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ya Ive looked up a lot of things online already, I cant go to the library though (I owe them money *sigh*). I just worry a lot cuz I dont want anything to happen to Storm or her kittens and I keep thinking of the worst things that could happen which is stressing me out. Its cute when you feel them moving though, makes me smile.
post #8 of 18
Not to sound mean but if you can't go to the library cause you owe them money, how are you feeding your cat now and how will you find the money to feed a mother AND kittens? What happens to mom cat if she gets into trouble and has to have a c-section?

Having a litter of kittens is not "free" - and will you have money to spay mom when the kittens are weaned?
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Oh no, I have money for my cats, and for the kittens. I owe them money cuz I have 3 books that are somewhere in my house, and I dont want to pay for the books if I no I still have them, I cant find them right now so I cant go to the library till I do.

And I was suppose to get Storm and my other cat fixed in Feb, but then Storm got out and got pregnant and since Im getting both fixed at the same time, I'll have to wait till Storm has her kittens and can be fixed. And I no that a litter kittens arent free.
post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix69
Oh no, I have money for my cats, and for the kittens. I owe them money cuz I have 3 books that are somewhere in my house, and I dont want to pay for the books if I no I still have them, I cant find them right now so I cant go to the library till I do.

And I was suppose to get Storm and my other cat fixed in Feb, but then Storm got out and got pregnant and since Im getting both fixed at the same time, I'll have to wait till Storm has her kittens and can be fixed. And I no that a litter kittens arent free.
Definately keep Storm indoors only until her spay...cats can get pregnant again very soon after giving birth.

Katie
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Will do. Shes an indoor cat, but she likes to sneak past people when there comming into the house shes only been out all night 3 times when we couldnt find her.
post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix69
Will do. Shes an indoor cat, but she likes to sneak past people when there comming into the house shes only been out all night 3 times when we couldnt find her.
Well....she is going to have the urge to go out again...so I would recommend you secure her in a room. I had a friend who had planned to have her cat spayed..but just like yours, she got out accidentally....she ended up with 5 litters before my friend decided that enough was enough and she secured her cat in a room until her spay date.

Katie
post #13 of 18
5 litters?????

Oh my goodness!!! That poor cat!!!
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Umm ya Id say that would be a good idea, thanks will do. Do you no how long after she has her litter that she can get fixed? I remember reading it somewhere but I cant remember what it said *sigh*
post #15 of 18
I'm pretty sure its once her kittens are weaned, so she is no longer breast feeding.

But I'd check on that!
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks
post #17 of 18
She can be spayed once the kittens are 8 weeks old.
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Kk thanks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care › Pregnant cat question