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In heat AGAIN?

post #1 of 17
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Can taz be in heat again just 3 weeks after the kittens? Are there any reporcussions to the babies if so? Shes acting like she goes in heat. For the record she hasnt gotten ouside, and shes the only adult here.
post #2 of 17
They can go into heat immediately after the kittens.

I'm really glad to hear you're keeping her inside. As far as I know there should be no affect on the kittens. I hope you're planning to have her spayed as soon as she's weaned the little guys.
post #3 of 17
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I do, the program that sponsors fosters will pay for what i cannot afford out of pocket for her. If we are still in finacial problems when the time comes ( i estimate 3-4 more weeks) then i can get a voucher from friends of pets for 75% off and the program will pay the rest. At least i know that before i find her a good home, she will be fixed and healthy!
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by silvermoonmyst
Can taz be in heat again just 3 weeks after the kittens? Are there any reporcussions to the babies if so? Shes acting like she goes in heat. For the record she hasnt gotten ouside, and shes the only adult here.
Yes....and a Cat doesn't have to be in heat to become pregnant again which is why it is so critical to keep the mom cat indoors only until she is spayed.

Katie
post #5 of 17
yes my cat is in heat too. i am new too this board and have alot of questions, my princess is in heat also and do i have to wait to have her spayed until she weans the kittens....? How long do the kittens have to stay with her.. sometimes i have to make her go in the closet with them? am i supposed to have a litter box in there? water? i am so confused......
post #6 of 17
yes my cat is in heat too. i am new too this board and have alot of questions, my princess is in heat also and do i have to wait to have her spayed until she weans the kittens....? How long do the kittens have to stay with her.. sometimes i have to make her go in the closet with them? am i supposed to have a litter box in there? water? i am so confused......
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by joniealcorn
yes my cat is in heat too. i am new too this board and have alot of questions, my princess is in heat also and do i have to wait to have her spayed until she weans the kittens....? How long do the kittens have to stay with her.. sometimes i have to make her go in the closet with them? am i supposed to have a litter box in there? water? i am so confused......
Welcome Jonie...it is advisable to wait on the spay until the kittens are weaned...however, as I stated before it will be very important that your mom cat remains indoors only and away from intact males until she can be safely spayed. I don't know how old your kittens are..but the typical time for mom to be spayed is when the kittens are around 6 weeks of age. Just remember, the kittens should stay with mom until they are 10-12 weeks old before they are placed. This gives them much needed socialization time with their siblings as well as additional time with mom before going into their new homes. If you are finding that mom is not spending much time with her kittens you may want to confine her to another room....some people use a dog crate, others use a room like the bathroom to keep mom and kittens. Wherever you keep mom and kittens should have her litter, food, water so that it is within easy reach. This way...when the kittens are old enough..they will also be using the litterbox and eating along with mom. Make sure to feed your mom cat high quality kitten food...and keep an eye on the weight of your kittens.

Katie
post #8 of 17
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taz, has been the most loving cat the past 2 days, so im pretty sure shes going into heat, shes not like this other wise, she actually slept in my bed last night! NOT NORMAL. she sleeps in the window, away from her kittens, but not near me...
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by silvermoonmyst
I do, the program that sponsors fosters will pay for what i cannot afford out of pocket for her. If we are still in finacial problems when the time comes ( i estimate 3-4 more weeks) then i can get a voucher from friends of pets for 75% off and the program will pay the rest. At least i know that before i find her a good home, she will be fixed and healthy!
I am so glad to hear this, and do want to tell you how much I respect you for doing this.

Money is a problem for many of us, I am on a fixed income myself these days (I haven't always been), and have had to get creative at times to make sure I could take care of my guys.

It takes some time and work sometimes, but I've always felt it was worth it because I believed it was the right thing to do.

That's why I get frustrated when people dont' do what's needed and use money as an excuse. Help is out there if one makes to effort to find it and ask.

So thank you for doing that. Again, my respect goes out to you.

Will that same group help you find homes for the kittens also? If not, I'm sure some of the other rescue groups will be willing. I know with the one I foster for, they never have a problem finding homes for the little babies immediately.

Good luck and keep us informed!

PS: I had a foster back in december who was given to me along with her 5 week old kittens, who were all taken from my home to their new forever home on New Year's Day. The Mom stayed with me until she was spayed, then was taken to the Petsmart to be shown for adoption. she had two people interested in her, and was adopted within a few weeks (she was a sweetie and I knew she would. The reason I'm saying all this is because she also went into heat while she still had her kittens. It was funny too, because she used to "hit" on Rocky Rockette all the time (when I still thought Rocky was a he, lol, another reason I thought he was a he!). She was only a few months old herself at the time and used to just look at Fiona as if to say, "Wha?" LOL
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Charmed654321
I am so glad to hear this, and do want to tell you how much I respect you for doing this.

Money is a problem for many of us, I am on a fixed income myself these days (I haven't always been), and have had to get creative at times to make sure I could take care of my guys.

It takes some time and work sometimes, but I've always felt it was worth it because I believed it was the right thing to do.

That's why I get frustrated when people dont' do what's needed and use money as an excuse. Help is out there if one makes to effort to find it and ask.

So thank you for doing that. Again, my respect goes out to you.

Will that same group help you find homes for the kittens also? If not, I'm sure some of the other rescue groups will be willing. I know with the one I foster for, they never have a problem finding homes for the little babies immediately.

Good luck and keep us informed!

PS: I had a foster back in december who was given to me along with her 5 week old kittens, who were all taken from my home to their new forever home on New Year's Day. The Mom stayed with me until she was spayed, then was taken to the Petsmart to be shown for adoption. she had two people interested in her, and was adopted within a few weeks (she was a sweetie and I knew she would. The reason I'm saying all this is because she also went into heat while she still had her kittens. It was funny too, because she used to "hit" on Rocky Rockette all the time (when I still thought Rocky was a he, lol, another reason I thought he was a he!). She was only a few months old herself at the time and used to just look at Fiona as if to say, "Wha?" LOL

Thats too funny!

For sure one of the kittens is staying with me, my husband fell in love with the lil mister, and wont give him up. And i have so much family that finding homes wont be a problem. My neighbor is taking about taking one as a late b day present for her two boys ( their birthday is this week)
But if we are having any trouble we can take them to the pet zoo adoption days
Thank you Shes a darling and i dont want someone letting her get caught again.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Welcome Jonie...it is advisable to wait on the spay until the kittens are weaned...however, as I stated before it will be very important that your mom cat remains indoors only and away from intact males until she can be safely spayed. I don't know how old your kittens are..but the typical time for mom to be spayed is when the kittens are around 6 weeks of age. Just remember, the kittens should stay with mom until they are 10-12 weeks old before they are placed. This gives them much needed socialization time with their siblings as well as additional time with mom before going into their new homes. If you are finding that mom is not spending much time with her kittens you may want to confine her to another room....some people use a dog crate, others use a room like the bathroom to keep mom and kittens. Wherever you keep mom and kittens should have her litter, food, water so that it is within easy reach. This way...when the kittens are old enough..they will also be using the litterbox and eating along with mom. Make sure to feed your mom cat high quality kitten food...and keep an eye on the weight of your kittens.

Katie
Now do i keep the cat and kittens together all the time, they are now 4 weeks old and are very fat... they are so cute... there's 5 of them and my husband wants to keep them all except the tabbie cat... the rest are almost pure bred rag dolls, my cat is a rag doll and she had one tabbie.. wierd..
anyway, i am thinking they will eat wet cat food i'm gonna try it tonight. but should i have a lil' litter box for them in there or a regular size one..? i just have so many questions..... for one thing, i have them in my closet but i could move them to my bathroom in my bedroom i guess.... what do you think. the closet is warmer because theres no air vent. anyway, i let princess out to go to the bathroom and eat, and socialize and then i make her go back in the closet. she claws to get out about 30min's later.
i'll be waiting for your response, also i have had a really bad time with my eyes itching and face itching for about the past 2 weeks and i was wondering if it was the kittens do i need to bath them. i'm normally not allergic to anything.
jonie
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by joniealcorn
Now do i keep the cat and kittens together all the time, they are now 4 weeks old and are very fat... they are so cute... there's 5 of them and my husband wants to keep them all except the tabbie cat... the rest are almost pure bred rag dolls, my cat is a rag doll and she had one tabbie.. wierd..
anyway, i am thinking they will eat wet cat food i'm gonna try it tonight. but should i have a lil' litter box for them in there or a regular size one..? i just have so many questions..... for one thing, i have them in my closet but i could move them to my bathroom in my bedroom i guess.... what do you think. the closet is warmer because theres no air vent. anyway, i let princess out to go to the bathroom and eat, and socialize and then i make her go back in the closet. she claws to get out about 30min's later.
i'll be waiting for your response, also i have had a really bad time with my eyes itching and face itching for about the past 2 weeks and i was wondering if it was the kittens do i need to bath them. i'm normally not allergic to anything.
jonie
Jonie....real quick question...was this a planned mating?? The only reason I ask is that you said they are all "almost purebred". If your mom mated with a cat of unknown background, they would actually be mixes (which could also account for the tabby in the bunch). Since you intend to keep them all...make sure you set up appts for getting them spayed and neutered. Ideally, you can get them fixed at 2 months of age so that there is no chance that they will accidentally reproduce. The kittens and mom need to be fed kitten food....cat food doesn't have the proper amount of protein for these little ones. The only issue with keeping them in the closet is the potential for accidents (the poop and pee kind). Especially if the litterbox is far away....kittens are like babies..they can't always know when they need to go so the more options you provide the better (several aliminum baking pans with a little litter would work well). I would recommend giving them a seperate litterbox...one that has lower sides and is easy to climb in and out of. Also...if mom is using clumping litter...then you should provide something else for the kittens as they could accidentally ingest it..which would be bad. Clay litter or feline pine are better choices. As far as keep mom in with the kittens all the time...if they are 4 weeks...then no...she doesn't have to be with them 24/7...however you should keep an eye out to make sure she is providing good nutrition to her kittens for the next 2 weeks. And again....cannot stress this enough....mom should remain away from all intact males and strictly indoors only until she can be spayed.

Katie
post #13 of 17
Hi again... No this was not a planned pregnancy thats for sure. I adopted her and she was pregnant when i got her. Someone abandoned her... oops spelled that wrong..
she showed up on my doorstep in a hail storm and i brought her in one night and then let her go to find her parents but never found them, i prayed to God, if she is supposed to be mine please bring her back, and she showed up 3 days later.... she loves us and we love her, my sister is a vet tech and we found out she is a pure bread rag doll, but my sister is no help to me right now concerning these kittens...

but anyway, we love them and are doing the best we can to take good care of them... i will try and post pictures of them later....
post #14 of 17
It's often suprising how quickly they start calling again isn't it.
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
thankfully she hasnt gotten LOUD. shes just being in heat without vocalizing it so far. Im sure she will start bugging me soon hehe But SHES STAYING IN!!!
post #16 of 17
has she finished her call?
post #17 of 17
Sometimes they will be a little less attentive to the kittens, just keep an eye on her. They are driven by the fact they are in heat and don't know any better. Keep her away from any males and watch the kittens to make sure she is feeding them. It will pass and she will be a good momma again.
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