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How to tell if my cats pregnant?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Right now...im 90% shure my cat will be pregnant.

If you been fallowing up on the thread about my cat going through heat, then you would under stand a lil better.

But let me sum it up for thos who didnt.

Shes about 8-9 months old.
Started going through heat about last week.
Got some info here saying it should last a few weeks if i dont get her sprayed.
About a few days later, shes fine.

Now heres the part that got me thinking shes pregnant.

On my street, there are a few in house-outdoor cats.

My cat is a house only cat because i live in a apt, but across the street and stuff are houses.

But today my mom told me that when she opend the door expecting my cat to be sitting on the couch like always. When all of a sudden you see her run in the house.

And theres been a black and white male cat roaming in front of my door lately and im guessing thats her boyfriend haha.

So, im 90% shure my cat got pregnant on her adventure out...any signs of pregnancy i should be looking out for?

Thanks
post #2 of 21
wait 2 weeks and look at the nipples.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
shure thing.

Anyone have any ideas of how the babys might end up looking like? The daddy is black/white long fur
post #4 of 21
what coloring is mommy.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
shes all grey.
post #6 of 21
On the slight chance she is pregnant, it is extremely recent, and you can have her spayed immediately, which would stop the pregnancy and any others should she get out again. She'd also be happier not going into heat all the time.

Besides the fact there are so many unwanted and homeless kiittens in the world as it is, 8-9 months is a bit young for a cat to have kittens, and there could be complications with a cat that young. You'd be doing her a favor too, as well as keeping the cat population down.

If you really want the experience of raising a mom and kittens, you can always foster a pregnant queen through a local rescue group.

But now's the time to do it, when if she's pregnant, it is very recent.
post #7 of 21
My cat had kittens when she was 9 mo old and she did pretty good. her stomach will be getting hard. She may be sleeping more than usual ,eating more. And winter had some nausea for the first couple of weeks she threw up ocasionally. good luck I hope you the best. keep us updated
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
well her stomach dose feel harder then normal and she got a lil heavyer.
post #9 of 21
I think the nipples is the key. Skittles now sticks out.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
how far dose skittles stick out?
post #11 of 21
far. her poor sides....

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well, its been 3.5 weeks.

Nothing much has changed in her figure...when should i really start to see signs?
post #13 of 21
If she is pregnant, at 3 and a half weeks, you should see her shape begin to change. Her sides will be fuller and her lower belly will be more firm. Her nipples will begin to change color from an almost white or very pale pink to a darker pink and they will become more rigid. She may want to eat more, she may want to sleep a little more.

As Charmed mentioned earlier in this thread, you may want to consider contacting your vet now to see if he is comfortable spaying her while still early in the term. Many vets won't do this after about 4 to 5 weeks into the pregnancy so if she is pregnant, you are getting pressed for time. If she isn't pregnant, getting her spayed now will take care of that worry for evermore.

Of course, you must keep her inside only now at all times and be extremely vigilant when you are coming and going from your doors until you can get her spayed.
post #14 of 21
I didn't really notice much change in my Tinkerbelle until she was about 5 weeks gone, THen i woke up one morning to her having a round belly and pink pointy nipples.
post #15 of 21
First of all, from about 2-3 weeks MAX you should see a major change in nipples.

Actually a cat in heat also has PINK nipples, but when it comes to pregnancies, nipples not only get pink, they also become bigger and point out.

Zoe (my Russian Blue) is now in the end of her 4th week, her nipples can be seen even when she lies down on her side, which is funny cause in the pass we had to look for them really hard and now they're just there.

She is sleeping A LOT but behaves normally. She's developing early "nesting" behavior, which is when you notice your cat is trying to get into the smallest and darkest areas of your house, looking for a future kittens nest.

She also eats more and gained some weight, however, belly is yet to show, I think in her case it's because she's not having many babies, hopefully I'm right.

Moka, my Siamese, used to have only two to three kittens in a litter but she would show very early cause the kittens were very big. In Russian Blues kittens are small and so I'm not excited about not seen anything yet.

You should take these into consideration. If she is pregnant, AND MOSTLY BECAUSE OF HER AGE, go the store and buy her kitten food which has vitamins and other important ingredients that her body needs now.

Good luck.

OH I just get that you and I are "pregnant" together, mine is more advanced though LOL
post #16 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by gayef
If she is pregnant, at 3 and a half weeks, you should see her shape begin to change. Her sides will be fuller and her lower belly will be more firm. Her nipples will begin to change color from an almost white or very pale pink to a darker pink and they will become more rigid. She may want to eat more, she may want to sleep a little more.

As Charmed mentioned earlier in this thread, you may want to consider contacting your vet now to see if he is comfortable spaying her while still early in the term. Many vets won't do this after about 4 to 5 weeks into the pregnancy so if she is pregnant, you are getting pressed for time. If she isn't pregnant, getting her spayed now will take care of that worry for evermore.

Of course, you must keep her inside only now at all times and be extremely vigilant when you are coming and going from your doors until you can get her spayed.
I have to agree with Gaye...if you aren't seeing any of these signs..and you didn't see her mate, then there is a chance she isn't pregnant. My recommendation would be to take her in to your vet..the vet is the only person who can determine if she is indeed pregnant right now. And yes...please keep her indoors only.

Katie
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by TipStylez
Well, its been 3.5 weeks.

Nothing much has changed in her figure...when should i really start to see signs?
Does she seem to go in to heat....
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
^no thats what was weird.

When she was going into heat like crazy for a few days and knowing it lasts for a few weeks. And when my mom told me she found her outside, she suddenly stoped acting like she was in heat.

Shes not the type of cat to go outside, even if i leave my door open or pick her up and put her ont he otherside of the door. She would run back in the house or just stand right there looking out.

And shes been sleeping and eating ALOT lately.
post #19 of 21
My cat is about 3 weeks pregnant and her nipples are a teeny bit bigger and stick out a bit more and they are pink. She has also gotten "thicker" but isnt' really bigger, if that makes sense, she just looks a bit wider than before, but she was a thin cat to start with. And her stomach is harder now and not as squishy (but don't squeeze her belly) I just put my hand over it and can feel a slight hard bulge.
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well if nipples sticking out about the size of a "0" on your keyboard.

And her belly dose feel alil stiff. Tummy rubs =] haha
post #21 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by TipStylez
Well if nipples sticking out about the size of a "0" on your keyboard.

And her belly dose feel alil stiff. Tummy rubs =] haha
I would truly recommend a vet visit to confirm. A stiff tummy could mean a case of worms or that she has gained weight. Best thing to do now is not allow her back outdoors and take her to the vet to confirm that she is indeed pregnant.

Katie
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