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would a vet be able to tell?

post #1 of 14
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ok Angel has another vet appt tomorrow at 2:20. she should be around 5.5-6.5 weeks depending on when she mated but my guess would be 6-6 1/2 weeks. If she is definately preg. and NOT a false preg. would a vet definately be able to tell at this point even if there is only 1 or 2 kittens in there?

Just dreading going and having the vet tell me again she "isn't sure" and then STILL be waiting for due date to pass by to figure out she is not preg......
post #2 of 14
I am sure they can then...
post #3 of 14
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just have a feeling that they won't be able to feel anything........... But then I will be lost on why she hasn't gone into heat in almost 7 weeks.......
post #4 of 14
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ugh found this info..........

By the fifth week, palpation becomes difficult due to the generalized enlargement of the uterus and the abdominal distention.


5. Queens presented around the fifth week of gestation can be difficult to diagnose. Differential diagnoses would consist of obesity, ascites, and abdominal organomegaly.

so now wondering if she won't be able to tell (vet) because of how far along she is........... I NEED to know just can't see spending $110 on an x-ray! wish it was ALOT cheaper! (like $40) because then I would do it.........
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by junior67
ugh found this info..........

By the fifth week, palpation becomes difficult due to the generalized enlargement of the uterus and the abdominal distention.


5. Queens presented around the fifth week of gestation can be difficult to diagnose. Differential diagnoses would consist of obesity, ascites, and abdominal organomegaly.

so now wondering if she won't be able to tell (vet) because of how far along she is........... I NEED to know just can't see spending $110 on an x-ray! wish it was ALOT cheaper! (like $40) because then I would do it.........
I understand your frustration. The vet wanted to do an x-ray of Cloe and it was going to cost $250.....Good Luck with everything.
post #6 of 14
this is what i found when i did a search to try to help you out...


It will take three weeks before there are any signs that your cat is pregnant. The first sign is when she doesn't come on heat two to three weeks after she mated. The first visible sign of your cat's pregnancy will be her swollen nipples which will be a deep coral pink. This pinking will be more noticeable if this is your cat's first pregnancy.

Your cat will sleep more and possibly become a little more affectionate towards you. She may spend most of her time indoors showing little interest in going outside of the house.

After the fourth week or so, you may notice that your cat is gaining a bit of weight and is now looking pregnant. By this stage of cat pregnancy the kitten's internal organs will have formed and the embryos will be about 1 inch in length. In five and a half weeks the skeletons will develop, and a little later than that you may see movement. When mom-to-be is resting, look for rippling motions along her flank.


No medication should be given during feline pregnancy, except in emergency.

At the sixth week of your cat's pregnancy, her nipples will start to swell with milk. In the wild a pregnant cat will gorge herself as she cannot be at all certain of when she will catch her next meal. Your cat will demand more food, but may prefer that food in smaller, more frequent meals. Give her what she needs but try not to overfeed as too much extra weight could impede a trouble free labor. Your vet can advise.

Activity should be present throughout the cat pregnancy in order for your pet to maintain muscle tone and prevent gaining too much weight. In the last days of the pregnancy however, you will find that your cat will slow right down.


Cat Pregnancy - Prepare...

About a week before the birth your mom-to-be will start to hunt around for a suitable nesting place. Open closets, draws etc. look like good places for a nest to her, so keep them closed.Every Cat Pregnancy Should Be A Wanted Pregnancy.
Prepare a few good-sized cardboard boxes filled with paper (for her to tear up,) and leave these in warm, draft free places in a quite area of your home. Your cat will prefer not to have too many humans (or other family pets) around either when she is ready to give birth, or when she has her kittens. Let her decide which nesting box she likes the best.

A few days before the birth your cat's appetite will subside and she may go off her food altogether.
post #7 of 14
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Liza--- thanks. I knew most of that but she isn't really getting that BIG or even close preg. belly but has all the other signs........ so that is throwing me off........ I am feeding her more now and offering more wet, have her set up in my room so she gets used to it etc....... But if she isn't preg. she doesn't need this stuff. She is also due for her shots this mo. but need to hold off if she is preg. but can get them done if not........
post #8 of 14
well, there are pors and cons to vacinating a preg cat, you need to speak to your vet about that. but if she is due for shots, then i would keep the friday appt and see the vet. they can tell you if you need to do the shots now, or wait and see. I know this has been frustrating for you, wish i could be more of a help!!!
post #9 of 14
I used a local vet for my feral's x-ray and exam (not my usual vet who lives further away). She charged a total of $139 for everything- exam, x-ray, FIV FLV test and euthanasia. I would shop around a bit price wise. I live in NJ in an area that is pretty expensive overall (you don't want to KNOW how much our house on 4.5 acres cost )
post #10 of 14
Hey junior! I have heard that some cats just don't show if they are longer cats and only have one or two kittens... they may just be nestled up under her spine and they may not have moved out to the horns of the uterus because they don't need to. If I were you, I'd check to make sure, but I totally understand the money issues... best to save your money in case problems come up later if she is pregnant. You'll know soon enough... for now, you can obsess about my Sneakers too keep your mind off things.
post #11 of 14
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Godiva--- Yeah I will do the vet check and if she isn't sure then I will turn my obsession to how many sneakers has! LOL It was fun while we were waiting for skittles since that kept me occupied for a bit. heheeee. Yeah I have alot more things I could do with $110 (including part of her spay fee when we need that done) instead of an x-ray when I will know for sure in about 19- 25 days (for 65 days along) LOL
post #12 of 14
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I am going to bring another stool sample into the vets but was wondering how everyone here did it. (gross question. LOL)

But I just cleaned the litter box tonight but should I scoop it again in the a.m. and hope someone goes (they said since they are all together I could bring anyone in and it didn't matter) or scoop one in the a.m. and bag that up to bring? Do I need to do anything with it after I scoop it? For now since it is just older cats I use scoopable litter.........

sorry such a gross question but figure I might as well have it checked again. last time I put Angel in the bathroom overnight with some non scoopable litter and just used that......... but didnt' do that tonight since they said it didn't matter which one it was....
post #13 of 14
put paper in it to poop in then scoop it out...
post #14 of 14
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Ok I will try to scoop again now and use the paper and HOPE one of them goes........... LOL only 5 hrs till appt time (well when i have to leave........
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