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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello. I have a cat that is about 7 weeks pregnant. She recently began coughing, has a runny nose, and sounds congested while breathing at times. With her being this far along during pregnancy I'm not sure what to do. Does this sound normal or is there treatment for these symptoms that will not harm her little ones? Any advice greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
post #2 of 16
you probably should take her to the vet, and have your cat checked out.
post #3 of 16
I would get her to the vet. My cat was about 6 wks pregnant and she developed an Upper Respiratory Infection. The vet put her on antibiotics, probably not the best thing but necessary. She had two beautiful kittens who seem to be fine
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by traj
Hello. I have a cat that is about 7 weeks pregnant. She recently began coughing, has a runny nose, and sounds congested while breathing at times. With her being this far along during pregnancy I'm not sure what to do. Does this sound normal or is there treatment for these symptoms that will not harm her little ones? Any advice greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Welcome traj...she may have a URI and will need to receive treatment from a vet.

Katie
post #5 of 16
Yeap, sounds like a URI, she needs the vet.
post #6 of 16
It will also be important to keep her away from any other cats as URIs are cat colds and can spread very easily.

Katie
post #7 of 16
Get her treated immediately, so she is well when the kittens come. Trust me, this is really really important.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I'll be getting her in to the vet pronto. I do have another neutered male cat though at this time he is not showing any symptoms. I'll be sure to keep them apart.

I'll followup on this post through out the pregnancy.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well, 'tis URI. Had her hydrated and given antibiotics. Vet says she is about 1 week from "d"-day. I'll post some pics of the kittens when they arrive.
Thanks again all!
post #10 of 16
SAME MY CAT IN SAME STAGE OF PREGENCY, DON’T WORRY I TOOKE IT TO VET HE GAVE HER AMOXCILLIN, IT TAKE 7-10 DAYS, SHE IS OK NOW
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well, its been kind of rough, but I'm getting her to swallow down the amoxicillin. However, she hasn't been eating or drinking the past couple of days. I put some water in a syringe and gave her some that way but she didn't like it at all. The amoxicillin appears to be working as she no longer is coughing but this lack of eating and water intake is of concern. She did come to breakfast this morning but after sniffing the dry food, wet food, and then the water, she turned back around without taking a single bite. Progress, yes, but this lack of food and her being pregnant....yikes! Any suggestions?
post #12 of 16
Actually she has no room in her belly maybe and well she is going to pop soon... I would keep eye on her... Also some react to the meds differently but I bet it is because she is so close... Skittles stopped eatting for 3 days at the end then that day she ate it all sat and gave birth
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
uhh...it happened...4 kittens. Luckily the amoxicillin worked quickly. She does have an occasional sneeze but not more than a couple of times a day. So...she is nursing and I do not hear any kitten meows unless she moves...does that mean they are all nursing fine? She nested under a bush just outside my backyard lastnight. I don't feel too comfortable with her location of choice...under a bush in a walkway coming from the sidewalk to my backyard. How long before I should try to move them? If moving them is not an option I could put up two temporary barricades and she will essentially be safe. I just am not comfortable with the idea of a possible dog or other cat finding their way up my walkway. What to do!?!?!?!? My other 10 year old male fixed cat was out lastnight at the time and didn't injure any of them....should I still make sure to keep them seperate? If so how long? Weird how this kind of thing that seems like it should be so simple still causes us to question like mad.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by traj
uhh...it happened...4 kittens. Luckily the amoxicillin worked quickly. She does have an occasional sneeze but not more than a couple of times a day. So...she is nursing and I do not hear any kitten meows unless she moves...does that mean they are all nursing fine? She nested under a bush just outside my backyard lastnight. I don't feel too comfortable with her location of choice...under a bush in a walkway coming from the sidewalk to my backyard. How long before I should try to move them? If moving them is not an option I could put up two temporary barricades and she will essentially be safe. I just am not comfortable with the idea of a possible dog or other cat finding their way up my walkway. What to do!?!?!?!? My other 10 year old male fixed cat was out lastnight at the time and didn't injure any of them....should I still make sure to keep them seperate? If so how long? Weird how this kind of thing that seems like it should be so simple still causes us to question like mad.
Traj....she really needs to be inside with her kittens. There are just too many dangers outside and unfortunately the fact that she is intact means that she could become pregnant again. Can you bring her inside and set her up with kitten food, water and a litter box in a quiet room?

Katie
post #15 of 16
Im not sure what to say but if it was me i would make her a room up inside where she can be alone. I would make sure there is no access for her to leave that room and then bring her and the kittens in. It could be dangerous for her outside.

Im sure someone more experienced will be along soon to help.

Also if she is outside with the kittens she can become pregnant again very quickly so she should be kept inside until its time to get her fixed.
post #16 of 16
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OK, moved into a safe place inside. One thing...someof them seem to be stuck together... I think the culprit is this someting left over from birth. I dabbed a little water on them where they are joined to try to help them but am afraid of pulling them apart. Suggestions?
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