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post #1 of 25
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I took in a kitten that the neighbors left behind when they moved. She is about 7 months old and pregnant. 3 weeks ago I took her to the vet for a check-up. He said she was about 7 wks pregnant (give or take a week). She is now so large she can only walk a few feet and then she plops down to rest. She barely fits through the litterbox door. This last Saturday, I took her back to the vet and he was shocked to see us. He said she is full term and she had a discharge from her vagina that was greenish in color. He said that ment infection (gave us anitbiotics)and that I should isolate her and watch for nesting. He said if she started pushing and nothing was happening to call him and he would do an emergency C-section. He said that cats rarely need help and that would could've been wrong about how far along she is. This morning her belly is hanging low and she seems to have some milk coming in. I'm not sure if I should wait and see if nature takes its course or just take her to the vets and ask for a C-section. She doesn't seem to be nesting yet.
Any advice would be appreciated
post #2 of 25
What about calling the vet office and describing that she has not nested yet and ask if they feel she needs to be brought in?

Katie
post #3 of 25
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I called the vet this afternoon and scheduled a C-section for tomorrow. I told my boss I needed to take a vacation day. I called my son at 3:00 and he said she was still "fat and laying around". I got home at 5:00 and went to my bedroom to check on her. GUESS WHAT - 5 little kittens and I'm not sure she is done. 1 black, 1 gray tiger striped, 1 calico and 2 white with little black spots on their heads. I am so relieved. One kitten seems to be under her rear but they are all still wet, so I'm not sure if I should move it or not.
post #4 of 25
Awwww, that is cool! Congratulations!
She saved ya the expense of the surgery...or ya scared them outta her!
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by AMYSCRAZY
I called the vet this afternoon and scheduled a C-section for tomorrow. I told my boss I needed to take a vacation day. I called my son at 3:00 and he said she was still "fat and laying around". I got home at 5:00 and went to my bedroom to check on her. GUESS WHAT - 5 little kittens and I'm not sure she is done. 1 black, 1 gray tiger striped, 1 calico and 2 white with little black spots on their heads. I am so relieved. One kitten seems to be under her rear but they are all still wet, so I'm not sure if I should move it or not.
Good to hear all is well.

Katie
post #6 of 25
Glad that the c-section was not needed, and that she delivered without any problems!
The money saved on the c-section, can be used to spay and neuter Momma and her babies!!
I believe there is a poster who helps the members find low-cost spay and neuters to help with the cost. Hopefully, he/she can help you find a place that will help.
Keep us updated on the babies, and post pictures when you get a chance.

Edit: the poster above me TNR1 has a link for a low cost clinic!! Thanks, TNR1!
post #7 of 25
In case you need these:

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

Just look up your state.
post #8 of 25
Pictures!! Pictures!!
post #9 of 25
Congrats! I'm glad she was able to have them naturally...I'm sure that will be easier on her than the C-section!

Kudos to you for saving this little girl who was left behind!
post #10 of 25
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I am so happy she could do this naturally. She is so sweet- we've named her Adina (Hebrew for delicate).
She will be spayed right after the kittens are weaned. We have a low cost clinic here in town. I qualify for two free vouchers for the kittens if I pay to have the momma fixed. The other 3 kittens will be sponsored by a local rescue (they've offered me 3 more vouchers). No more babies for her, poor thing, she is just a baby herself.
If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by AMYSCRAZY
I am so happy she could do this naturally. She is so sweet- we've named her Adina (Hebrew for delicate).
She will be spayed right after the kittens are weaned. We have a low cost clinic here in town. I qualify for two free vouchers for the kittens if I pay to have the momma fixed. The other 3 kittens will be sponsored by a local rescue (they've offered me 3 more vouchers). No more babies for her, poor thing, she is just a baby herself.
If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will.
That is wonderful!! I love that the you also get 2 free vouchers and that the others are sponsored by a local rescue. A dream would be for all cities to have that kind of funding for rescue and helping with low cost alterings.
Her name is beautiful!! Will you be keeping her or any of her babies? It sounds like whether she stays with you, or you find a home for her, that you will make sure that her and those babies end up with wonderful homes. Good for you!!
Hugs all around!!
post #12 of 25
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I am going to keep momma. She is a special kitty. I think I have figured out how to post her picture. This was taken 2 weeks ago, she got much bigger
LL
post #13 of 25
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Well, she is much bigger in that picture! I'm new to the photobucket thing, any suggestions?!
post #14 of 25
I resized it for you and edited so the smaller sized picture would show up.

She is very pretty and looks quite playful in that picture.
post #15 of 25
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I guess I need to work on it a little.
post #16 of 25
Shes beautiful!! We need pics of those babies now So glad that she didnt need the c-section, and everything went well for her!!
post #17 of 25
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It has been so long since I've had kittens (since I was a child) that I'm worried about doing something wrong. Adina had the kittens in the back of my closet on a pile of blankets. It is a nice hidden spot but it makes it very hard for me to be nosey and check on them. Should I just leave them alone or should I move them to a place that is easier for me to keep an eye on them? I'm afraid to touch them, she has only been with us for about 3 wks and I don't want to overstep my boundries with her.
post #18 of 25
Congratulations on both the smooth birth, and the spays/neuters being set up already Adina (lovely name, btw) is a beautiful cat.

She'd most likely just move them back. I'd leave her there for now if she's comfortable with being there.
post #19 of 25
Congratulations - you must be so relieved. Adina could be sister to my two boys - they are all white with exactly the same shaped marks on their heads! Hope to see pix of the kittens soon. if it were me I wouldn't move her unless you feel it is absolutely necessary. The important thing is she feels safe. Can you get to the kittens at all where she is- it is a good idea to get them used to human voices and gentle touches as soon as possible.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by AMYSCRAZY
I called the vet this afternoon and scheduled a C-section for tomorrow. I told my boss I needed to take a vacation day. I called my son at 3:00 and he said she was still "fat and laying around". I got home at 5:00 and went to my bedroom to check on her. GUESS WHAT - 5 little kittens and I'm not sure she is done. 1 black, 1 gray tiger striped, 1 calico and 2 white with little black spots on their heads. I am so relieved. One kitten seems to be under her rear but they are all still wet, so I'm not sure if I should move it or not.
That is wonderful news. I am so happy for you. I am so in awe that a 7 month old kitten could have kittens! Ours was 11 months when she had hers last week and she seemed to have no idea what was going on. About 11:30 at night she climbed on our bed wanting some affection. About every 3 minutes or so she would meow like crazy. After about 15 minutes of this I got up and noticed a dead kitten in it's sack at the end of our bedspread!! A few minutes later she had the next right in the middle of our bed. She still didn't seem to be doing anything, so I tore the sack, then Rory immediately slurped up the afterbirth and licked the kitten like all get out. Then the next 3 birthed at about 2 hr intervals. That was a very long night. Congratulations.
post #21 of 25
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I am so in awe that a 7 month old kitten could have kittens!
Kittens as young as 4 months of age have been known to become pregnant..which is why it is very important to keep your intact kittens inside only until they are fixed.

Katie
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pfred
That is wonderful news. I am so happy for you. I am so in awe that a 7 month old kitten could have kittens! Ours was 11 months when she had hers last week and she seemed to have no idea what was going on. About 11:30 at night she climbed on our bed wanting some affection. About every 3 minutes or so she would meow like crazy. After about 15 minutes of this I got up and noticed a dead kitten in it's sack at the end of our bedspread!! A few minutes later she had the next right in the middle of our bed. She still didn't seem to be doing anything, so I tore the sack, then Rory immediately slurped up the afterbirth and licked the kitten like all get out. Then the next 3 birthed at about 2 hr intervals. That was a very long night. Congratulations.
Your kittens are beautiful!! Mine still look a little like wet rats I'm sorry about the loss, cats are a little like humans in that some have natural instincts and some learn them. All are doing fine for now and I hope to take pictures in a few days. I really want them to rest for now
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post #25 of 25
Awww what sweet little babies...Just a thought, In Persian kittens that are born all white they have a spot of color on their heads usually that will disappear when they are a bit older showing what color the cat really is, What is called masking since white is like a raincoat masking their real color. I wonder if this will be the same for your babies? They are Beautiful, Congratulations!!
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