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post #1 of 22
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i have a young cat who snock out a got prego and it is very close to the end she has been milking now for 2 day and is very large i took her to the vet last tuesday because she was having a light green dicharge they said that was normal and they said keep a eye on her she . she is eating like a horse and just lay around i tried to make her a nest and shell lay in it but thats all they took a x-ray and said she has 6 or 7 in there im worried i think she should of had them by now and i dont really have the money to take her back to the vet
post #2 of 22
How far along is she? Do you know exact days? You can try calling the vet and just asking over the phone.
post #3 of 22
I would try to call the vet, on saturday mornings they should be in, and you could ask basic questions...If milking is your main concern as far as proof she should have had them by now..Dont always go on that, I had gotten a kitten alittle while before I took a stray in...Who was pregnant..And my kitten tried and was successful to nurse off of her, This was probably a week or 2 before she had him(her 1 kitten).

I thought the same as you, that it was time. I even started thinking I was crazy and that she wasnt pregnant, then it happened when you least expect it..

I ended up giving my kitten to my brother, so that I could keep squiggles and her baby..


We go visit him, and he is growing up, and getting fixed shortly...for all of you that wondered what I ever did with him..


But try not to worry unless you see danger signs, I think a call to the vet would be ok, but I dont see rushing her in there yet.
post #4 of 22
I just PM'd you, but I forgot to mention, that I have had a queen that got her milk in about 5 days before delivery, I wouldn't begin worrying yet, it sounds like it is getting close. Did the vet say how far along the kittens looked in xray or ultrasound? All of my Momma's have always delivered on either day 65 or 66.
post #5 of 22
Call a local rescue group. You can find listings of them at the petsmart website.

I did that when Deja Vu came here and had kittens a week later. They not only helped me with some vet expenses, they will also help you get the kittens really good homes once they are ready, and can help you with problems, questions, etc too.

Good luck with them!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Jen
How far along is she? Do you know exact days? You can try calling the vet and just asking over the phone.
thats a good idea i didn't even think to ask omg thank you i'll try that and let you guys know also i'll try to post a pic of her and u tell me what u think. thanks again.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by ILOVEMYCAT
thats a good idea i didn't even think to ask omg thank you i'll try that and let you guys know also i'll try to post a pic of her and u tell me what u think. thanks again.
Welcome to TCS....if your cat isn't indoors only...now will be the time to confine her indoors until she has had her kittens and has been spayed. I noticed you had listed a concern about vet costs....if you need a low cost clinic for when it is the time for mom to be spayed, simply send me a PM and I can send you a list of low cost clinics.

Given how many kittens she may end up having...you may want to ask a local rescue group if they can help you to place the kittens. Good Luck

Katie
post #8 of 22
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I tried calling the vet yesterday but no luck they were closed so I'll try tomorrow (mon). This is killing me I feel so bad she is sooooo big I just wanna put her to ease you know. I checked her temp sat night it was 101.7 and today (sun) it was 99.8 dose that tell me anything? if anyone knows please reply because I remember reading somthing about if her temp drops under 100.0 it ment the babies might be on the way. Is that right? oh yeah how do I put pics in the post?
post #9 of 22
The temperature thing has never worked for me, but I have also read that when the temp goes below 100, delivery should be between 12 to 24 hours afterwards.

This post will tell you about posting pictures:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14474
post #10 of 22
Yay, the temperature is dropping, so labor is impending very soon!! I use photobucket to place pictures up, if you have any trouble, you can email me and I would be happy to place them up for you.
Keep us updated, don't worry, she is getting very close. Keep the other pets and kids away, and if you can put her in your bedroom, in a quiet area, and just check in on her, unless she wants you there.
I can't wait to see pictures!!
post #11 of 22
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The vet said to give Missy Kitten food any ideas on a good brand?
post #12 of 22
You will find that opinions about food vary greatly here, but I am happy to tell you what I feed my pregnant girl ...

There is a dish of Maxximum Nutrition Dry Kitten Food down at all time for her to free-feed.

I give her 2 pouches of Nutro Natural Choice moist kitten food per day. She normally only licks off all of the "gravy" and leaves the chunks. *grin*

Once per day, she gets about a quarter of a cup of boiled boneless, skinless breast of chicken, pureed in the food processor with a little goat's milk to make a sort of paste.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by gayef
You will find that opinions about food vary greatly here, but I am happy to tell you what I feed my pregnant girl ...

There is a dish of Maxximum Nutrition Dry Kitten Food down at all time for her to free-feed.

I give her 2 pouches of Nutro Natural Choice moist kitten food per day. She normally only licks off all of the "gravy" and leaves the chunks. *grin*

Once per day, she gets about a quarter of a cup of boiled boneless, skinless breast of chicken, pureed in the food processor with a little goat's milk to make a sort of paste.
Right now i give her a bowl of 9lives dry to munch on all day lol avd a little dish of tuna once a day and a half cup of milk a night as a little treat
post #14 of 22
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Should I try the temp thing agian I am so worried just wish she would pop already!!!!!
post #15 of 22
No matter what you do, she will probably have them while you sleep, LOL!

But seriously, I don't think the temp thing would hurt, but all it will tell you is her temperature. (As Gaye says, *grin*) Is she looking around like she wants to make a nest other than the one you made for her? Unless she seems ill, you just have to wait until the babies arrive. Sometimes the mom will get confused and try to have them in her litter box, so watch her at the box if you can.

Also, ANY kitten food is best. I didn't know much, and fed my cat Purina kitten food, which is better than nothing. If you feed her 9Lives, make sure it's kitten food. It would be better to feed her something that has the first ingredient on the label as something that is a protein. They have Iams at the supermarket. Let us know what happens!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by ILOVEMYCAT
Should I try the temp thing agian I am so worried just wish she would pop already!!!!!
Since gayef isn't here, I will say it...take a deep breath and relax.

It will all be ok, just don't forget the pictures...for us bystanders, LOL!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by poohandwendy
Since gayef isn't here, I will say it...take a deep breath and relax.

It will all be ok, just don't forget the pictures...for us bystanders, LOL!
I just can't get the picture thing how do I do it????????????????????
post #18 of 22
My cat Holly was driving me mad had milk one week before delivery and was large too , she ended up going into labor while I had 30 people in my house having a birthday party(When I totally was NOT ready) I only knew Holly was in labor when she bleed all over the place, like 20 big drops. Baby YES one baby and she was large, came 5 hours after she bleed. It is frustrating hang in there....oh and I felt heaps of kicks and wiggles 3 weeks before she delivered, goodluck
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by ILOVEMYCAT
I just can't get the picture thing how do I do it????????????????????
You have a digital camera? If so, you download the pictures onto a website taht will host them...I use imagestation.com. Then, you can copy them and paste them here, or you can copy the web address here so that we can go there and look at them. (i am not a techie kind of person, maybe someone else can esplain it better, lol)
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by poohandwendy
Since gayef isn't here, I will say it...take a deep breath and relax.
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
(As Gaye says, *grin*)
Oh LOL ... yes, I guess I do say both of those things as a matter of course, don't I?

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Originally Posted by ilovemycat
Should I try the temp thing agian I am so worried just wish she would pop already!!!!!
Well, it really isn't going to tell you when the kittens will arrive and it may just irritate your Momma girl. I would just relax, snuggle in with a good book and a cup of your favorite beverage and wait it out.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by poohandwendy
You have a digital camera? If so, you download the pictures onto a website taht will host them...I use imagestation.com. Then, you can copy them and paste them here, or you can copy the web address here so that we can go there and look at them. (i am not a techie kind of person, maybe someone else can esplain it better, lol)
I'll try the web thing and her temp is 99.8
post #22 of 22
To post photos, PM dawnofsierra (Stephanie). She would love to help you with that! (Click on Private Messages where it says "Welcome" and your name.)
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