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What did the mucus plug look like?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm really worried that Sneakers may be having premature labor or I had the conception date incorrect, because I see a mucus plug. At least what I think is a mucus plug. It's slightly greenish, but mostly yellow, and is sticking out of her vagina like a little pointy thing. It's not wet, but it's soft.

Does this sound like a mucus plug to you?
post #2 of 19
Almost sounds like as if it is the mucas plug, but the one I saw from my cat was kind of cream, yellow not green in color.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
How long was it after you saw it that she went into labor?

Could everyone give me timelines of their experiences?

It might be something good to "pin" if we get some really good answers...

if not, oh well.. I would still REALLY appreciate you guys telling what happened when your momma gave birth, starting with the mucus plug.
post #4 of 19
lol I am not sure, all I know is she jumped into my lap and 5 min later I notice the mucas plug. But I do remember she was extra affectionate around 130 PM and at 2 PM she jumped into my lap, and I finding that gross thing! lol
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Oh, and did anyone else's cat have diarrhea before labor, too?
post #6 of 19
While my cat was in labor, she wanted me by her side to pet her and be there for her. When she started having contractions, her tail would twich (sp) and she would swat down. After about an hour and a half of heavy contractions, she gave birth to her first kitten.

lol just as a warning, I don't recommend your cat having her babies in your lap. If she gets in your lap and you allow it, be prepared to get wet and bloody! That is what happened with me, it was GROSS but it was a nice experience lol
post #7 of 19
godiva--- most times I have heard the mucus plug described as looking like ummmmmmmm how to put this nice.......... well can't nose snots. LOL it shouldn't be hard but phlemy kind of...... did that make sense?


question for you. Did Sneakers go through a "playful" time at all during her preg????? that she played with the other cats again? Angel hasn't been playing then since the weekend she has been playing more but she looks a bit bigger today but I was thinking definately miscarrage or false preg. since she was playing again....... so now confussed once again. LOL
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Godiva
Oh, and did anyone else's cat have diarrhea before labor, too?
Yes my cat had diarrhea, the vet said she was low in calcium
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
Sneakers played up until she got too big to do so. LOL

I don't think it would be a good indicator for Angel, though, because she may only have one and her movement might not be as impeded as it is with Sneakers. I would keep giving her wet food, too... it's better to be on the safe side.

What can I give Sneakers for calcium? I have been giving her kitty vitamins ever since I suspected she was pregnant. I don't think that is it. *shrug*

Any other ideas?
post #10 of 19
If you suspect a calcium deficiency, you can do the following:

Break a few eggs.
Rinse, and save shells.
Bake eggshells to dry and harden in the oven for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Throw dryed/baked eggshells in food processor, and GRIND GRIND GRIND, until they are a powdery consistency.
Add 1/4 teaspoon to eggshell calcium supplement powder to wet food...blend in well.

To be honest, I'm not sure that the mucous plug should be greenish or yellowish...I've heard that could indicate infection. Let me do some quick research...
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
It's not bright yellow or green, very pale pastel yellow with a tinge of green. Very slight tinge. I wish I had a box of crayola crayons to help describe it... LOL. Don't go thinking it's some strange nasty pea green or lime green, far from it... like I said, mostly pastel yellow (like the background to this site) with a TINGE of green.
post #12 of 19
Okay. I actually was reading that this color is fairly normal...phew! And she can release her plug up to 2 days before kittening, so apparently she's pretty close.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Godiva
Sneakers played up until she got too big to do so. LOL

I don't think it would be a good indicator for Angel, though, because she may only have one and her movement might not be as impeded as it is with Sneakers. I would keep giving her wet food, too... it's better to be on the safe side.

What can I give Sneakers for calcium? I have been giving her kitty vitamins ever since I suspected she was pregnant. I don't think that is it. *shrug*

Any other ideas?
My vet recommended yogert because it has a supplement in it that does something for the cat, I forgot now.
post #14 of 19
Plain yogurt is good for cats, because of the active yogurt cultures and enzymes, such as acidophilus. It can balance the stomach, and provide your pregnant cat with a lot of good nutrients. But like anything (especially since she's had a bit of diarrhea), don't overdo it.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
The diarrhea is what prompted me to put her in the nursery room 24/7. I did this a few days ago. She really took to it well.

Now, she is pining for me... and I saw her fur/skin ripple on her lower back, I wonder if that is a contraction...?


I am going to be gone tomorrow morning and Wednesday midday... I hope she holds off for me.

I made an appointment for Wednesday, too... to have her final X-ray and pelvic width vs. kitten head measurements done. I hope she makes it until then!
post #16 of 19
Godiva---- GL! Keep watching for contractions. Wow she must have been about a week further than what we figured huh? wasn't it around April 20th you thought she mated?
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah, we thought. She was in heat on April 13th, too... and my mom saw them mating then too... but I swear she was still in heat by April 20th... so who knows. Maybe she's just showing signs early (some sources I've read say some of things can be seen a week or a little longer before labor begins) or maybe she's going into labor a bit early since she's small... or maybe a combination of factors...

Just keep your fingers crossed that she will hang in there until her appointment!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by wookie130
Plain yogurt is good for cats, because of the active yogurt cultures and enzymes, such as acidophilus. It can balance the stomach, and provide your pregnant cat with a lot of good nutrients. But like anything (especially since she's had a bit of diarrhea), don't overdo it.
Thx, glad you know! She had diarrhea before I had given her yogert. After she gave birth and had the episode of diarrhea, I took her to the vet and that's when she told me about the benifits of yogert.
post #19 of 19
My fingers are crossed and saying a ton of prayers.
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