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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Hello...A few weeks back my husband and son went hiking at a place called Wolf rock. I reached the top before they did and found a cat in a plastic bag, with only her head sticking out. Thank goodness she was alright, needless to say she became a member of our family right away. Even though someone treated her horribly she is the most loving cat. Well, at meeting she appeared to be fine, but less then 1-2 weeks later I noticed she was getting a little large in the belly LOL. She is pregnant, i have had kittens and cats all of my life but never a MOMMA. Need Help Please!!!
post #2 of 19
slow down,lol. have you taken her to the vet for a checkup? would be the best starting point, considering you just found her. Kitten birth is an easy thing if everything goes right, which it normally does without us interfering,lol.

any questions can be answered here by all these people
post #3 of 19
Wow she was so lucky to have someone like you come along. It sounds like she is in good hands . Read up on kitten births and hopefully everything will go ok! Make sure to keep her inside too.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
she has an vet appt to be fixed. LOL we are not able to get her in for 2 wks, i am a little worried about that because a local pet store would get rid of the kittens for me but, she must have shots.
post #5 of 19
PLEASE dont give the kittens to a local pet store, their NEVER treated well, or new homes screened . Thats were i found Icis, i wish i could have bought them all!! See if there is a local rescue group that can help you out, to make sure the babies get a well deserved, happy home.
post #6 of 19
Yes definitely don't go the pet store route. Try to make sure the kittens are going to good homes. Its a good idea to do vaccinations too, you could probably work a deal with your vet. Then charge the vaccine cost for the price of the kitten. If you can get friends, family, coworkers, etc, spread the word they will be more likely to pay a small fee for the kitten or you can at least ensure the kitten gets the shots when they are rehomed.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by khayes
she has an vet appt to be fixed. LOL we are not able to get her in for 2 wks, i am a little worried about that because a local pet store would get rid of the kittens for me but, she must have shots.
I am a little confused.

Did she have the kittens or is she still pregnant?

You said she has an appointment in two weeks? for what? If she is still pregnant than a spay would remove the kittens? If she is to far along they may not be able to do that. Maybe I don't understand.

If she had the kittens how old are they?
post #8 of 19
You have to schedule spays ahead...I don't think she knew her cat was pregnant. Some vets will do the spay if pregnancy is early. Some on here are very PRO this option. That is up to you though.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
You have to schedule spays ahead...I don't think she knew her cat was pregnant. Some vets will do the spay if pregnancy is early. Some on here are very PRO this option. That is up to you though.
I understand that but she mentioned taking the kittens to a petshop (please don't do that) so it sounded like they they were already born or were close to being born. She said she never had a momma cat so that is why I asked if she had the kittens yet ?

I am also the PRO option to have her spayed if she is not to far along. I have done it before and no regrets and I think it was better for the cat at the time

I guess I am confused..LOL (which by the way is not hard for me to become)
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by khayes
Hello...A few weeks back my husband and son went hiking at a place called Wolf rock. I reached the top before they did and found a cat in a plastic bag, with only her head sticking out. Thank goodness she was alright, needless to say she became a member of our family right away. Even though someone treated her horribly she is the most loving cat. Well, at meeting she appeared to be fine, but less then 1-2 weeks later I noticed she was getting a little large in the belly LOL. She is pregnant, i have had kittens and cats all of my life but never a MOMMA. Need Help Please!!!
What a lucky cat! I would take her to a vet. If she is early on in the pregnancy, I would recommend spaying. It is huge responsibility to have the kittens and find them good homes. I say this from experience. I've done both - teminated strays' pregnancies and let a delivery happen. (That was only because I didn't have time to have the spay. My vet would do it at any time in the pregnancy.) You may think you will be able to give the kittens "to anywhere" but you may (and should) become attacted and too concerned for their well being and feel the need to place them yourself. That is difficult.

Anyway, take her to the vet asap. When I first found my sweet, affectionate, Ashton, the first vet he went to diagnosed him as a pregnant female. The day of the surgery, the other vet in the office diagnosed him as a neutered male with a diaphamatic hernia from being abused. His liver and kidneys were so displaced, it looked and felt like a pregnancy. The odds are that you are right and your girl is pregnant, but it would be good to have her overall health checked out.

Thanks for taking in this lucky girl!
post #11 of 19
As much as I hate the thought of spaying a pregnant cat, sometimes it is just necessary. It might be in the best interest ot the mom's health since she was obviously not well taken care of. Then she would have been through the trauma of being abused, left to die, fragile health, a difficult pregnancy, and then lose her babies anyway. I know this is worst case, but sometimes we just have to be practical.
Either way, I wish you and your kitty the best. Please keep us updated on her.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
I would like to thank all that responded to my thread. Sad to say Angel lost all of her kittens 7/27/06, two that i helped her deliver and then one at the vets office. She had to have a C-section due to the fact she was so small. Also, just a note some VETS have no heart, they would not spay her at the time of service due to the fact i did not have 475.00 to dish out all at once. So now the little girl will have to be operated on again in 1-2 months.....THANKS AGAIN THIS WEB SITE IS WONDERFUL..............
post #13 of 19
sorry for the loss
post #14 of 19
really sorry about your loss sending healing prayers and a hug for you
michelle
post #15 of 19
I am very sorry about the babies. It sounds like momma was a baby herself.
Shame on that vet!! I am surprised when doctors (both human and animal) show such little compassion. I wouldn't go back to that clinic.
post #16 of 19
Oh man what an awful vet! I am sorry about the kittens but glad the mother is doing okay. I gues it just wasn't meant for her to be having babies. That is too bad that she will have to have surgery again but it is worth it. Young cats recover quickley anyways.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by khayes
I would like to thank all that responded to my thread. Sad to say Angel lost all of her kittens 7/27/06, two that i helped her deliver and then one at the vets office. She had to have a C-section due to the fact she was so small. Also, just a note some VETS have no heart, they would not spay her at the time of service due to the fact i did not have 475.00 to dish out all at once. So now the little girl will have to be operated on again in 1-2 months.....THANKS AGAIN THIS WEB SITE IS WONDERFUL..............
Khayes....I'm sorry about the loss of the kittens. I would definately keep mom confined indoors only until she is spayed. If you need a low cost clinic..there is a link in my signature. It is arranged by state.

Katie
post #18 of 19
I am so sorry sweetie I know how painful that must have been for you. However, I will keep your baby lifted up in my prayers that she is healthy and she is so blessed to have a parent like you who would take her in out of the dangerous position that she was in. So even though you weren't able to save the kittens you are still a hero for saving the mama!
post #19 of 19
i know this was a about a week back , but my cat went through the same thing they didn't spay her while she had the c section and was told to waite at least 6/8 week's b4 getting her spayed well 2 week's after her pregancey ended she got out and went missing for 6 week's!! when i found her she was pregnant so keep her inside as i am going through such a worrying time weather or not she will have to have another c section as she is due any day now and really sorry for ur loss as i know how this feel's
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