Hello - I need some help but I better start with a little backgroud information. About 3 months ago (around the middle of Feb.) I had a stray kitty show up in my carport. To make a long story short, she didn't go away. Well about 2 weeks after she arrived I had a vet-to-pet lady come to my house and look her over and give her some shots and to discuss spaying or nuetering. Well as it turns out this was a TERRIBLE vet. She couldn't tell me if the cat was just a really young male whose testicals haven't dropped or if she was a female. Then she said well it's stomach is really hard so she is either pregnant or has worms. So she gave her some shots and worm medicine and was on her way. Well 3 months later and I have a feeling she is going to pop any minute (but then I've been thinking that way for a week now). She is VERY fat and although her nipples have been enlarged they seemed to have gotten even bigger since yesterday morning (oddly enough the nipples toward her backside are bigger that the others) but still no sign of milk. Well I locked her in my master bathroom last weekend and I noticed I small drop of blood next to her litter pan but I didn't think anything of it and on Mon. I felt sorry for her so I let her back outside. Well I talked to some people and they said KEEP HER INSIDE so I've had her inside ever since Fri. and that is where she is going to stay until the babies come. Well point of story, I woke up this morning and when I checked on her I saw the same thing, a drop of blood on the floor. When I looked in the litter box I noticed a runny stool that she didn't cover up and it had about a teaspoon of blood on/in it. I haven't noticed blood since last weekend but I haven't kept a close on it either but I do think that she has been having runny stools for about a week now. Should I be concerned? What should I do? I'm afraid to take her to the vet b/c she is a stray and I'm not sure how well she will do traveling or being put in a carrier and if she is close to delivering I don't want to put her through that, not to mention money is a bit of an issues as well. She is acting very normal, she rubs up against me, rolls in the floor, eats, drinks, plays, goes potty.... I'm a first time mommy so I don't know what to do or expect and to top it off I don't know much about this cat (history). Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.
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5/1/06 at 6:24am