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Cat almost due....

post #1 of 27
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I am starting a different thread about my cat being pregnant, so I did not hijack Skittles thread.
I was talking about my cat being due in a about a week. I am totally freaking out. I have never done this before and neither has she. The people I got her from told me she was spayed. Well SUPRISE......she is pregnant, so they lied about that. I have had her for 8 months and she has never gone into heat. Well, I thought they had been telling the truth about her being spayed for this reason. Then, I notice her belly getting bigger and her teats were getting bigger. I don't think it is a false pregnancy, because I can feel and see the babies moving around in there.
This is a picture of her 2 weeks ago....She is bigger now....
post #2 of 27
Just to check you have had this pregnancy confirmed by a vet? its just it wasn't clear from your post
post #3 of 27
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Yes, he said there are babies in there, and momma is healthy..
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
Yes, he said there are babies in there, and momma is healthy..
Hope she has them soon! Good luck pokey26_f!
post #5 of 27
I would say 1 week tops... It is usually 2 weeks after you feel them move...
post #6 of 27
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As long as she isn't like Skittles and hold them in.....LOL Man oh' Man she held off till the last minute.

I just got the closet all cleaned out and put a bed in there for her. I went and bought an under the bed rubbermade tote (you know the short ones) for her. I lined it with foam rubber covered that with an old pillow case, covered that with an old towel, and then covered that with a poece of white cotton material.

What sort of things do I need to have as a just in case thing? I have never done this before. I am actually scared to d this. After reading the whole Skittles thing (with the babies dying). I know it was because she had a big litter. So, hopefully I will be safe.
post #7 of 27
Skittles did have a big litter, but in any size litter it is to be expected so be prepared..

Lots of towels
bugger sucker
shoe box in case some dont make it
floss
scissors
hemostates if you have them are better to clamp cord.
scale
camera
patients
drink 4 u

Sorry brain dead cant think of much at the moment.. But will say expect the unexpected and take it at that so the mom doesnt stress out... When I saw the green filled sacks I knew so I got them out ASAP...The when I noticed they did not breath yet I let Skittles try a few and it worked she did it... I wanted to make sure not to interfer if I did not need to...
I am excited for you... Let us all know.
post #8 of 27
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I will keep you posted, but I am scared. Like I said I have never done this before. My neighbor said she would help if I needed it. She has done it, so at least I do have some kind of help.
post #9 of 27
Trust me you will want all the help you can get
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
I am starting a different thread about my cat being pregnant, so I did not hijack Skittles thread.
I was talking about my cat being due in a about a week. I am totally freaking out. I have never done this before and neither has she. The people I got her from told me she was spayed. Well SUPRISE......she is pregnant, so they lied about that. I have had her for 8 months and she has never gone into heat. Well, I thought they had been telling the truth about her being spayed for this reason. Then, I notice her belly getting bigger and her teats were getting bigger. I don't think it is a false pregnancy, because I can feel and see the babies moving around in there.
This is a picture of her 2 weeks ago....She is bigger now....
Pokey..and remember, we are here to help you as well.

Pokey...sorry this was not provided to you..but I feel it is important to address in this thread for others. Anyone who gets a cat or kittens from an organization or an individual should ask for (and be given) the cat's medical records. If the cat is fixed, you should be able to get a copy of the spay certificate. If one is not provided, I would have your vet check for a spay scar before allowing it outdoors. Also, cats do not need to be in heat to get pregnant as they are induced ovulators. So even if a cat doesn't have any signs of heat..doesn't mean that the spay was done...so medical records are the key.

Good Luck.

Katie
post #11 of 27
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Before coming on here and finding out that a cat doesn't have to be in heat to get pregnant, I had no idea. I do now though and trust me as soon as I can she will be spayed. To avoid this situation again. And to all those who are wondering all the kittens that Cloe will have, they all have good homes, to friends and family members. I think we might keep one or two of them. My husband wants to keep them all, he is a total cat lover. We already have 4 now.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Trust me you will want all the help you can get
You need at least one person just to give everyone here updates!!! Good luck!
post #13 of 27
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I am hoping my husband is home by then.....He is out of town until next weekend. I am hoping she holds them in until then.
post #14 of 27
LOL I had Junior and cookandcompany..I must say they are such help... WHen skittles first startd I told Junior and not the site because I was afraid of jinx her.. BUT SHE DID IT

SO a lot of support is a must...
post #15 of 27
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She is mad at me right now, because I locked her in my room. I won't let any of the other cats or the dog in there. I want her to get use to being in there.
post #16 of 27
Very Very good idea...
post #17 of 27
hi Pokey! i know how nervous you are my cat Kitty had her first litter about 5 weeks ago and i was a mess but the people on TCS helped me get thru it. first of all, have you read the post that Gayef has at the top of this forum? it has a good link to some really helpful info. if you havent here is the link

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80724

this one REALLY helped me. good luck with everything! we are here if you need us!
post #18 of 27
I knew if I had to everyone here was there to help... I even had phone #
post #19 of 27
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That is good to know. If I need help I will come on here and ask.
post #20 of 27
we are all happy to help.....
post #21 of 27
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That is good to know.
post #22 of 27
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Boy, the anticipation*sp* is killing me. I know Cloe isn't due quite yet, but man o' man I jsut can't wait to see what the babies look like or how many there are. It is almost like Christmas and having to wiat to open presents...
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
Boy, the anticipation*sp* is killing me. I know Cloe isn't due quite yet, but man o' man I jsut can't wait to see what the babies look like or how many there are. It is almost like Christmas and having to wiat to open presents...
It's good that you are excited...but you also need to plan for when it is time for the kittens to be placed. Remember, unlike most christmas gifts, kittens can live to be in their 20s so you need to make sure you find them great homes with people who will take responsibility for them.

Katie
post #24 of 27
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They are going to family members and friends.They have already made it clear that they want one. As soon as I can I will have her spayed so this doesn't happen again. It was a total accident in the first place, and I see how uncomfortable she is and I don't want her to have to go through it again.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by pokey26_f
They are going to family members and friends.They have already made it clear that they want one. As soon as I can I will have her spayed so this doesn't happen again. It was a total accident in the first place, and I see how uncomfortable she is and I don't want her to have to go through it again.
it's good they are going to family members and friends so you can ensure that the kittens are fixed and I'm glad you have plans to have mom spayed once the kittens are weaned.

Katie
post #26 of 27
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Oh definately, she will be spayed. We will probably keep one of the kittens also, because we had a kitty run away. My fear is he was caught by coyotes that live in a canyon that is not to far from here. I just found out that they were there, seeing as we are new to this area. My neighbor just told me that they were out there. My other cats have not been outside since I heard that I don't want to lose another one of my kitties.
post #27 of 27
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She will definately be spayed. I think we might keep one also and it will be altered at the same time.
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