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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hello all, I am new to this forum and a new cat owner as well. My husband was working on a construction site and kept running out onto a busy highway to save a kitten that had been wandering around the site all day.

She is was acting very strange morning. She was kind of rolling on the floor and making a whimpering kind of sound (sounds worse than it was, but it was still noticable). She is still getting up and walking around, with still a little whimper. She did not want to be held. Then 10 minutes later she was playing with one of her toys.

She is an indoor cat. We have not taken her to the vet yet (I only just discovered that indoor cats need shots too) - appt is next week. My guess is that she is about 4 to 5 months old. Any thoughts?

I've never had a cat before, but we have definately bonded. I can tell something is wrong, I just don't know what.

Cheers,
Gail
post #2 of 13
Hi Gail and Welcome to TCS!

I hope you'll stick around and introduce yourself and your sweet girl in the New Cats on the Block forum!

It sounds like she is in heat!

When you take her to the vets, you will want to schedule a spay for her too!
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for the quick response. My husband kept trying to tell me the same thing, but who listens to their husband.

My mom was allergic to cats, so I've never really been around them at all. I love animals, but I never thought I was a "cat person" until this cute little critter started sleeping on my chest every night. If I roll on my side - she wraps around my head or curls up behind the crease of my knees. No matter what she doesn't leave my side.

I never ever thought I could become so attached to a cat. Oddly enough, the day that my husband rescued this cutie from near certain death on that highway was my birthday.

Anyway, I fel better now and will wait until her scheduled appt versus paying for an emergency call.

Is there anything to help her through it. Heating pads? aspirin? anything?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Flibbette
but I never thought I was a "cat person" until this cute little critter started sleeping on my chest every night. If I roll on my side - she wraps around my head or curls up behind the crease of my knees. No matter what she doesn't leave my side.
and she will continue to worm her way into your heart!! welcome to the world of cats its a wonderful place to be

I agree - sounds like she is in heat and this could last for a week or so. Your vet will be able to confirm this next week though, but it is imperative that you get her spayed.

Not much you can do for her right now, just make her comfortable...

good luck
post #5 of 13
Husbands, hey?!!

I'm so pleased that I was able to put your mind at rest!

It is truely amazing how these little fur balls wrap themselves so tightly around our hearts, isn't it?!

Sadly there isn't much you can do for her - she just needs to ride it out It should last around 5-7 days, so just treat her as normal and provide many, many cuddles! (not hard when they are so cute and cuddly!)

Your vet will be able to advise when to book the spay appointment and will give you more information about the procedure when you visit!

So pleased to have you join us crazy cat ladies (and men!)
post #6 of 13
Awww, sounds like she is a very sweet kitten. I just wanted to add one thing. Be very careful that she does not get outside. Honestly, cats who are in heat may not even show any interest in leaving one minute and then bolt out the front door right past you the next (when you are leaving or coming in) ...

Wonderful of you and your DH to take her in and give her a forever home!
post #7 of 13
Welcome. Sounds like you have a pal for life now. I just have to watch my husband interact with Bijou and Mika to see how these beautiful creatures can wrap us around their paws. There are some truly knowledgeable people here who are always willing to help so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

We'll look forward to seeing pictures of your fur baby.
post #8 of 13
congratulations on your new addition & welcome to the site! she definitely sounds like she's in heat. many vets charge extra for spaying when a cat is in heat. it's also safer for her if she's not in heat during the spay, but that means you gotta move fast. sometimes there's only a few days between heat cycles! looking forward to pix of your new baby!
post #9 of 13
I cannot add to the advice already given, but since you mentioned aspirin, I thought I'd mention that under no circumstances should cats be given aspirin, it's toxic to them.

Bless your husband for rescuing her and bless you both for giving her a loving home.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by poohandwendy
Awww, sounds like she is a very sweet kitten. I just wanted to add one thing. Be very careful that she does not get outside. Honestly, cats who are in heat may not even show any interest in leaving one minute and then bolt out the front door right past you the next (when you are leaving or coming in) ...

Wonderful of you and your DH to take her in and give her a forever home!
I agree with the others...I think your kitten is in heat too. There might be some toms hanging around in your yard right now, so definitely keep her from getting outside.
post #11 of 13
Awww poor little poppet she will wonder what is going on and why she feels so strange. Definately sounds as though she is having her first heat, better get her spayed as soon as you can.

Would love to see some pictures, what is her name ?

Welcome to TCS and so glad you have become a cat convert they are such wonderfull critters once you get to know them
post #12 of 13
Welcome to TCS! I was going to give the advice about aspirin too. Do not give her any human medicines as they can often be toxic and if not only a vet knows the right dosage. Some people find that being in a dark cool room lessens the symptoms of being in heat for their cats. Well done for taking her in and may you find many happy years together!
post #13 of 13
Good luck with your new cat. Your husband was a sweetheart to bring him home to you.
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