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Bubble on tummy...

post #1 of 15
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My sisters cat is pregnant and I noticed that she has a bubble on her tummy that you can push in...its sticks out about a cm. she had the same thing when she had her other litter. What is this?
post #2 of 15
It sounds like an umbilical hernia. This needs to be corrected by surgery because it is a part of her intestine poking through a hole in her stomach muscle. Hopefully you have scheduled her to be spayed already - just mention this to the vet and they will easily be able to repair it as a part of the spay.
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Originally Posted by semiferal
It sounds like an umbilical hernia. This needs to be corrected by surgery because it is a part of her intestine poking through a hole in her stomach muscle. Hopefully you have scheduled her to be spayed already - just mention this to the vet and they will easily be able to repair it as a part of the spay.
Are you sure?
My cat, Sweetie, has the same thing and the vet says it's just a harmless cist of fat. Do you think it could possibly be that?
post #4 of 15
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Are you sure?
My cat, Sweetie, has the same thing and the vet says it's just a harmless cist of fat. Do you think it could possibly be that?
An umbilical hernia is more likely. Again, though, it's easily repaired during a spay. If the cat is old enough repair might not be necessary. My 9-year-old cat has one and the vet said that because it's hard and can't be pushed in, it doesn't need to be repaired. (But yes, she is spayed!)
post #5 of 15
Ah, I see.

Well, xpiercedgoddess I hope she has a safe delievery!
Umm I would take semiferal's advice.
post #6 of 15
Or some kind of hernia... If your vet thinks its a cyst then its probably fine as they can tell the difference between a cyst and a hernia. However, the hernia would need to be treated.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by xpiercedgoddess
My sisters cat is pregnant and I noticed that she has a bubble on her tummy that you can push in...its sticks out about a cm. she had the same thing when she had her other litter. What is this?
Is this the cat's second litter??

Katie
post #8 of 15
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Yea its her second litter. She had it before too I just thought it was normal. when you press it in gently, you can feel her kittens moving. Well you could before, but I cant now because I dont think shes gonna have her kittens yet. She is so big tho, she looks like shes gonna pop any moment. What does it look like when a cats stomach "drops?" I think she may have already but im not sure.
Anyway, she is getting fixed after the ktitens are born, my dad said either that or shes gone. He doesnt like her getting pregnant all the time. We are trying to keep her in but not long after her kittens were given away, she slipped out through a window in the garage and when she finally came in, there were about 5 male kitties sitting on our front lawn. I didnt even know we HAD kitties around our house! I guess that one time she got outside was really what did it...grr
post #9 of 15
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I looked up umbilical hernias and I dont think its is because Peaches only has the bubble when she is pregnant.
post #10 of 15
It's possible that it is an umbilical hernia. Human mums sometimes get an umbilical hernia in late pegnancy, as the baby is pushing on the internal organs. The same thing can happen with cats.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by xpiercedgoddess
Anyway, she is getting fixed after the ktitens are born, my dad said either that or shes gone. He doesnt like her getting pregnant all the time. We are trying to keep her in but not long after her kittens were given away, she slipped out through a window in the garage and when she finally came in, there were about 5 male kitties sitting on our front lawn. I didnt even know we HAD kitties around our house! I guess that one time she got outside was really what did it...grr
xpiercedgoddess...cats can get pregnant again about a week after giving birth. Given her previous escape, I would keep her in a place where she definately cannot get out and have her spayed when the kittens are 6 to 8 weeks of age.

Katie
post #12 of 15
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you cant get them fixed sooner?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by xpiercedgoddess
you cant get them fixed sooner?
You can....however, you need to be prepared to bottle feed the kittens while mom is away being spayed. That is why it is often recommended to wait until they have been weaned.

Katie
post #14 of 15
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Maybe we should wait...im just worried shell get out again before we do.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by xpiercedgoddess
Maybe we should wait...im just worried shell get out again before we do.
If you are worried about her getting out..then I would get her spayed as soon as possible. I would contact your vet and see how long the spay would take...in the meantime, keep her and the babies in a place where she could not get outside.

Katie
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