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I am getting worried should I?

post #1 of 22
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My beautiful tabby cat is about 63 -65 days pregnant and she has been dischargeing a green mucus stuff for 5 days i was just wondering if they do that before they get ready to have the babies and if she should be discharging for that long im a very worried person and my vet says yeah but the animal hospital says no so i dont know who to believe. Has anyone else had any cats do this. if any body has any info they could give me it would help me a little. The vet said the only way there would be an infection is if there is an odor and there is no smell so i dont know what to think
post #2 of 22
I haven't watched many cats actually give birth, most wait until I am gone to have babies. But it sounds like an infection. I am not sure though, I know that there has to be someone on here that knows though.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by cupcake1234516
My beautiful tabby cat is about 63 -65 days pregnant and she has been dischargeing a green mucus stuff for 5 days i was just wondering if they do that before they get ready to have the babies and if she should be discharging for that long im a very worried person and my vet says yeah but the animal hospital says no so i dont know who to believe. Has anyone else had any cats do this. if any body has any info they could give me it would help me a little. The vet said the only way there would be an infection is if there is an odor and there is no smell so i dont know what to think
I honestly don't know...but it may be worth it to get a 3rd opinion from another vet office. How much discharge does she have?? Has she been kept indoors only??

Katie
post #4 of 22
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she has a discharge only a couple time a day and everytime she does its about the size of a q-tip end with the cotton on it all she has been doin is sleepin and takin bites of food every now a few times she has had a little dried blood mixed with it so thats another reason i dont know if i should be worried
post #5 of 22
You know your cat better than anyone else does -- if ~you~ think something is wrong, then it probably is.

Many vets are very quick to presume when you mention these kinds of symptoms in a pregnant cat. And so it goes that if something turns out to be wrong, then it may not have been caught in time.

The best advice I think anyone can possibly give you is this: if, based on your intimate knowledge of your pet and her behaviors, you are not comfortable with what your vet is telling you and you feel in your gut that something is wrong, then seek the advice of another and another and another until you find one willing to actually examine the cat and tell you for certain whether or not this is normal.
post #6 of 22
What gayef said. And I'll just add this though this doesn't sound like it re the amount & consistency that you describe. A kittens (or human babys) first stool is dark green and called meconium. If there is any distress and the kitten (or baby) passes this prior to birth, you will see a greenish discharge once the sac around that kitten (or baby) has ruptured.

Smell or no smell, the discharge shouldn't be greenish...go with your instincts if you feel she needs an exam take her in or find another vet to take her to.

Please keep us posted, I wish her all the best.
post #7 of 22
My vet said that if the discharge is green, foamy or smelly it can indicate an infection. Clear, bloody, or cloudy colored is what they want to see. It doesnt hurt to get another opinion.
post #8 of 22
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she is starting to have little contractions not bad but they are there she wont leave my side so ill keep you posted
post #9 of 22
I am on baby watch too -- I could have sworn my girl was going to have her kittens today, she certainly acted like she was. But then ... *sigh* ... we are still waiting.
post #10 of 22
Wishing both of you nice healthy bundles of kittens in the next 24 hours
post #11 of 22
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good luck to you gayef my cat was due yesterday so i hope it is soon this is my cats first litter and i am so worry about her i just want her to be ok i am gettin her fixed when i can i dont know how long after she has them that you can get them fixed but i am but anyways good luck to you and ur cat
post #12 of 22
You will want to wait until she has stopped lactating before you spay her. I know that others will disagree with me on this, but it best for your pet to wait until then. I think that a lot of people feel the risk of spaying a lactating cat is much smaller than not spaying her and risking an additional pregnancy, but for the health and safety of your cat, wait until she has finished producing milk. You can take other responsible measures to ensure she stays inside and away from intact males until that time.
post #13 of 22
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yeah i will wait until then but how many kittens does a cat have on the first pregnancy? does any one know about how many i know i feel about 3 but i dont know if there is more then that or not
post #14 of 22
Gosh, it really is just shy of impossible to say with any accuracy how many she may have. The "normal average" litter size is 5, but as individual as cats are, so are litter sizes.

Have you gotten her all set up with a delivery nest?
post #15 of 22
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yes she has a big box with a towels in it and her litter box is right outside of it and her food dish is on the other side of it all of that is takin care of we just need the babies to go in it ....LOL
post #16 of 22
*grin* Yes, I do know what you mean ... babies would be good. Lexus is just pacing about, digging in the nest and making a general nuisance of herself this evening. I know she is very, very close, but she just can't seem to settle and get started. I have been sitting in with her nearly ~all~ day, with a few get-ups for potty and a ciggie break. Hopefully soon for us both.
post #17 of 22
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thats what i have been doin to a cig every now and then and then back to watchin and pettin her i think she is ready she ir probally wantin me to go to sleep and then she will have them and i want to be there so i can help or call for help if anything goes wrong but she dont want it that way it seems
post #18 of 22
GL with your watch you two! They both sound soooooooooo close!
post #19 of 22
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Thank you i cant wait its my cats first litter and my first time haveing a cat that is goin to have babies so im excited
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by cupcake1234516
yeah i will wait until then but how many kittens does a cat have on the first pregnancy? does any one know about how many i know i feel about 3 but i dont know if there is more then that or not
I thought Skittles would only have 5 or 6 first litter she had 13 SO never underestimate.
post #21 of 22
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WOW!!!! Thats alot i dont think she is goin to have that many maybe 5 or 6 at the most
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by cupcake1234516
Thank you i cant wait its my cats first litter and my first time haveing a cat that is goin to have babies so im excited
Just make sure that until she can be safely spayed that you keep her strictly indoors only and away from intact males. If she is a cat that can dash out accidentally, I would set her up in a room that has at least 2 doors between herself and the outside.

Katie
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