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post #1 of 29
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Ok Skittle has been sneezing a week now and last Thursday she had a little raise in temp the vet gave us some meds which are now gone. She still has the sneezing. She is acting like I do not feed her. She is starving and she is grooming me lot are requiring my attention. We do suspect she is pregnant, but her nipples are still the same cause I can not feel them. Her last date outside was March 24th. I have no clue what a heat looks like but I think I heard it when she came in the house on the 24th till the 26th and that was it. I have not heard what might be a heat since. No clue how often they get a heat. I need to figure out If the sneezing is bad to take her to another vet. Which I am in a small place so the next vet is hr and half away and I will have to do emergency. Not a problem but just wanted some other advice.
post #2 of 29
With symptoms like a fever and sneezing, I'd seek a second opinion, personally.

If she is pregnant, the increased appetite is most likely marking the beginning of the more intense developmental stages of the unborn kittens.
post #3 of 29
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The weird thing is she looks bigger but I do not feel babies and her nipples are little because I can not feel them...
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
The weird thing is she looks bigger but I do not feel babies and her nipples are little because I can not feel them...
Have her nipples taken on a hot pink color?
post #5 of 29
If she's pregnant, you should be feeding her as much as she wants of a decent quality KITTEN food.
post #6 of 29
The vet didn't check for pregnancy when you brought her in?

Does she still have the temperature?
post #7 of 29
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Nope he didn't check cause she was so scared. Well I just got home and I went to the same vet but i was a total B#$%H I figured I am paying the bill he will listen to me and check what I want and get rid of the snot nose. Ok This is what we had done. There is no fever this time or discharge of the nose. He did a chest x-ray and he did say he feel little round things in her tummy but he did a chest xray not tummy. So he saw nothing on xray but feels she is at the least 25 days. I am to keep her on the nutro kitten food as much as she wants(which I already do) We are doing more antibiotics cause she has a touch of Bronchitis but we can not give steroids. If she does not stop sneezing in a few days and the xray shows it is worse we will do the steroids. He did say there is just very little on the films it looks like we caught it in time last week so now we switch Antibiotics for the next week.... I know he said he can feel little round things should I trust him since he did say he wont be abe to see them on xray until she is at the least 45 days.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Nope he didn't check cause she was so scared. Well I just got home and I went to the same vet but i was a total B#$%H I figured I am paying the bill he will listen to me and check what I want and get rid of the snot nose. Ok This is what we had done. There is no fever this time or discharge of the nose. He did a chest x-ray and he did say he feel little round things in her tummy but he did a chest xray not tummy. So he saw nothing on xray but feels she is at the least 25 days. I am to keep her on the nutro kitten food as much as she wants(which I already do) We are doing more antibiotics cause she has a touch of Bronchitis but we can not give steroids. If she does not stop sneezing in a few days and the xray shows it is worse we will do the steroids. He did say there is just very little on the films it looks like we caught it in time last week so now we switch Antibiotics for the next week.... I know he said he can feel little round things should I trust him since he did say he wont be abe to see them on xray until she is at the least 45 days.
Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. I hope it clears up soon.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
Sorry to hear about the bronchitis. I hope it clears up soon.
Thank you. I did figure she was pregnant, but he said he felt little things in her so I am sure I should trust him. Just hard because I do not feel it and I take it the xray was just the chest... I wish I knew so I could prepare and make her comfy.
post #10 of 29
Hi there,
I would suggest a 2nd opinion since she is not getting any better, but if she IS pregnant there is not alot that the vet can do for medicine. I am not sure how many days she might be along in her pregnancy but it is hard to see them on x-ray untill after day45-50. How old is Skittles and I am curious as to why she is not spayed yet, I am not being critical just curious if there was some health issue with not spaying her (ie: not safe to be anesthatized?)
I am hoping that she is doing well and if she is pregnant I cannot wait to see pictures of the little angels.
post #11 of 29
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She was my husbands cat and he passed away so she had to get use to me in order to go near me. She was due in Oct but he passed then. There has been alot going on lately.I just earned her trust a few weeks ago. The last time she was outside was March 24th.
post #12 of 29
Oh my gosh, I am soo sorry to hear about your husband, I feel for you trying to deal with the loss of him PLUS earn the trust of Skittles. I wish you the best of luck with Skittles!!!
post #13 of 29
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She is my baby now. I have been able to wrangle her to the vets 2x now, but after today she wont even get out from the room so I took a step back. The vet even said I have worked wonders with her. She sat on his table purring :O)
post #14 of 29
If you can she might feel better in a steamy bathroom
post #15 of 29
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LOL that was psychic or what. My son is in the shower and skittles is chilling in the sink cause she was thirsty Does anyone know how far I have to go with her then. He said she is at the least 25 days. He wont do a x-ray again till she is 45 to 50 days. Which I will have done to make sure things are well. Should I trust him when he says she is pregnant. I mean she is eating like a horse but I was not sure. He said they are small like a nut right now. He thinks cause she is a big cat that she will have at least 4.
post #16 of 29
I don't know anything about kitty pregnancies but I want to send you and Skittles a hug.
post #17 of 29
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Thank you and I will give them to her if she comes out of hiding
post #18 of 29
Well, cats don't need to be in heat to breed and if she was out for any length of time, it's a pretty safe bet that's she's pregnant.
post #19 of 29
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I know she has been 100% inside since March 24th She is being so sweet these days makes me want her to never give birth and just hold them in forever.
post #20 of 29
I am not positive but I think gestation is 63-68 days ... look in the breeders corner or the prego cat section.... I am glad she is being sweet
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Ok Skittle has been sneezing a week now and last Thursday she had a little raise in temp the vet gave us some meds which are now gone. She still has the sneezing. She is acting like I do not feed her. She is starving and she is grooming me lot are requiring my attention. We do suspect she is pregnant, but her nipples are still the same cause I can not feel them. Her last date outside was March 24th. I have no clue what a heat looks like but I think I heard it when she came in the house on the 24th till the 26th and that was it. I have not heard what might be a heat since. No clue how often they get a heat. I need to figure out If the sneezing is bad to take her to another vet. Which I am in a small place so the next vet is hr and half away and I will have to do emergency. Not a problem but just wanted some other advice.
Jackson came home to us sneezing as well, definatlety seek a second opinion. URI's are VERY Easily spread through cats, maily cats that re going outside. Have her checked, is there colored mucos when she sneezes? A URI can become very serious! Pls let me know what happens!
J&J
post #22 of 29
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Her mucus is gone. She only sneezes like 2x a day. The vet thinks it is clearing up. She had no fever this time either. She was happy. Her eyes are totally clear. I hope it is going away. I know I do not here her wheeze now.
post #23 of 29
Way to go Skittles.
Thanks for the update.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Her mucus is gone. She only sneezes like 2x a day. The vet thinks it is clearing up. She had no fever this time either. She was happy. Her eyes are totally clear. I hope it is going away. I know I do not here her wheeze now.
What relief I'm sure. Glad to hear! Thank-You for keepingus posted
post #25 of 29
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She is great today. No sneezing. Just asting like am starving her.
post #26 of 29
humm dont pregnant humans act starving too
post #27 of 29
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That is so true. I do notice right now she looks pregnant. Also she is grooming her tummy like crazy. She has no fleas and she is brushed often.
post #28 of 29
she is probably saying you things in there stop moving...lol
post #29 of 29
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I do not think they move yet. The vet 2 days ago said they are little balls. He said she was at the least 25 days. That means I need to get the time frame down on her due date and figure out what to do. She is getting fluffy. I would think she would look thinner and loss her fur because the winter is over. I did not think of it earlier but when I see her I will look to see if the hair there is thinner. Maybe that is why she is licking so much.
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