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How early can I find out

post #1 of 16
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if my cat is pregnant?

Is there anything i should look out for?
post #2 of 16
Nipples get larger, belly gets larger, cat becomes less active, rolls over on its back and likes to have you pet its belly. These are what I noticed.
post #3 of 16
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I have'nt noticed her nipples, but her belly seems to be bigger and is swaying when she walks, and she wont let me touch her belly but she never has, she also has become lazy and will only play for a couple of minutes then flops on the ground
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by angel1888
I have'nt noticed her nipples, but her belly seems to be bigger and is swaying when she walks, and she wont let me touch her belly but she never has, she also has become lazy and will only play for a couple of minutes then flops on the ground
Welcome to TCS Angel....first, I would recommend reading the links in this post:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74659

Second, if your girl is intact and you suspect she is pregnant, she needs to be kept indoors only from now until you have verified that she is pregnant and has weaned her kittens or have verified that she isn't pregnant and she is spayed. Cats can become pregnant even when they are not in heat.

Katie
post #5 of 16
I think at 4 weeks it would be a deffenet yes/no unless it is a litter of 1 or 2
post #6 of 16
I'm going through the same thing myself and def. read that article it helped me out a lot. With cats it seems as if its a wait and see game. If you are breeding her then just calculate the time that you put her with the stud. If you are not breeding calculate the time the she had her little "escapades" and escaped from the house. I'm am waiting like you. I have noticed the nipples enlarge a little. In fact, so much so that when I was rubbing her belly she was so mad at me but I felt what I though was a lump and that was highly unusually so I had to see what that was and it was only her nipples. That is when I began to suspect my Sheba may be pregnant. Its been app. 3 1/2 weeks now so we are going to wait a few more weeks and see if the nipples enlarge more and if her belly gets bigger. Those were my first suspicions.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by ms_joshica
I'm going through the same thing myself and def. read that article it helped me out a lot. With cats it seems as if its a wait and see game. If you are breeding her then just calculate the time that you put her with the stud. If you are not breeding calculate the time the she had her little "escapades" and escaped from the house. I'm am waiting like you. I have noticed the nipples enlarge a little. In fact, so much so that when I was rubbing her belly she was so mad at me but I felt what I though was a lump and that was highly unusually so I had to see what that was and it was only her nipples. That is when I began to suspect my Sheba may be pregnant. Its been app. 3 1/2 weeks now so we are going to wait a few more weeks and see if the nipples enlarge more and if her belly gets bigger. Those were my first suspicions.
And if she is prone to escapades....you really need to ensure that she is placed in a room with at least 2 doors between herself and the great outdoors. She needs to have a sabatical from the outdoors until she can be safely spayed once the kittens are weaned. Becoming pregnant by an outdoor stray carries risks to both mom and kittens.

Katie
post #8 of 16
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This is a pic of her nipples.

She was in heat just over 3 weeks ago and I have a male cat in the house too.

Were planning on getting them both spayed after she has had her first litter.

thanks for your help
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by angel1888
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She was in heat just over 3 weeks ago and I have a male cat in the house too.

Were planning on getting them both spayed after she has had her first litter.

thanks for your help
Angel....I would get your male fixed now....a male cat can carry active sperm for a month after a neuter and I would hate for your girl to become pregnant again. If you are planning to have them fixed at the same time, she needs to be kept away from your male until they are both fixed.

Katie
post #10 of 16
At 3 weeks most females will "pink up" with obvious bright color on the nipples. But I've had females that didn't get as pink as I thought and were still pregnant.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by TNR1
Angel....I would get your male fixed now....a male cat can carry active sperm for a month after a neuter and I would hate for your girl to become pregnant again. If you are planning to have them fixed at the same time, she needs to be kept away from your male until they are both fixed.

Katie
I did not know about the male, ill get him done as soon as i find out for definite if she's pregnant or not
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by angel1888
I did not know about the male, ill get him done as soon as i find out for definite if she's pregnant or not
I didn't know that either until I joined this site. If you need a low cost clinic, just let me know.

Katie
post #13 of 16
Why wait? Doesn't matter if she's pregnant now or not - its more important for him to get snipped!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Why wait? Doesn't matter if she's pregnant now or not - its more important for him to get snipped!

I want her to have a litter first.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by angel1888
I want her to have a litter first.
My recommendation then is to take her to the vet and verify that she is pregnant.

Katie
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by TNR1
My recommendation then is to take her to the vet and verify that she is pregnant.

Katie

cheers, i have an appointment for her next week.
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