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isis got out

post #1 of 22
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isis is going to be 5 months aug 29 and today my husband was bringiing in grocery's and left the door open...she got out and it was a few hours before he realixed it....what are the chances she is preg?
post #2 of 22
probably very good
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
she hasnt been in heat yet that i konw of...and it was daytime hours for only a little bit she is due to be spayed in sept.
post #4 of 22
WOW! I guess I was lucky with our cat. I have read many threads where cats have gotten out for a short time and became prgenant. Our cat was born from feral parents. There are still a number of them in our neighborhood. She lived outside more than inside and didn't get pregnant until she was about a year old--right as we had an appointment to have her spayed.
She had her kittens yesterday and will be spayed as soon as they are weaned.
post #5 of 22
If she has not gone into heat yet then the chances are fairly low that she is pregnant because she is not sexually mature yet (though she may be getting close at her age). Keep your eyes out for any signs or go in to ask the vet if you are still worried about it, just to set your mind at ease. If she IS pregnant (which I doubt), I would seriously consider a spay-abort. At her age it would be a big risk for both mother and babies to let her carry them to term.

Best of luck!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Jaclyn4238
she hasnt been in heat yet that i konw of...and it was daytime hours for only a little bit she is due to be spayed in sept.
What are the chances she is pregnant?? It will depend on many factors including whether she found an intact male (BTW...I thought the new law was that cats must be fixed by 6 months of age). Showing outward signs of heat is not necessarily the best indication of sexual maturity. She could have a silent heat with no outward indications and kittens can become pregnant as early as 4 months of age. Is there any way that you could get her in to be spayed sooner than September?? I just wouldn't risk it.

Katie
post #7 of 22
If she was in heat when she got out, chances are VERY good she's pregnant. Is she back home? How long has she been outside?

Now if she's only been out a very short time and back in, then she's probably not pregnant. I'd schedule a vet visit and spay her now just in case.
post #8 of 22
Festus snuck out a window screen at about 5 months...back then I believed a cat should reach "maturity" before getting spayed. I took her right away to be spayed, just in case. In my mind, it is not worth risking your cats health.

I never understand why when someone's unspayed cat gets out they don't just take them to be spayed within a week. With the numbers of excess cats in the world, and the risks of pregnancy and birth to a cat...I just don't understand. I mean, of course it will happen sometimes...but if an unspayed cat gets out, the first response IMO is to get her spayed!!!
post #9 of 22
I would also schedule her appointment sooner then all the way in September. Why are you waiting so long to do it? Chances are very good she is pregnant, even if you haven't noticed her in heat yet. They can get pregnant without being in heat so her first heat could have been really short and quiet and you didnt even realize it. I would spay her right away just in case and to prevent this from happening again. If she did get pregnant I would spay her anyways, you don't know who the tom cat was, he could have been diseased or something. I would risk it. Spay her now. She is also FAR too young to be pregnant emotionally and mentally. Her little body may have trouble delivering and you may end up with dead kittens or she can even die. You you could end up having to bottle feed every 2 hours.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo

I never understand why when someone's unspayed cat gets out they don't just take them to be spayed within a week. With the numbers of excess cats in the world, and the risks of pregnancy and birth to a cat...I just don't understand. I mean, of course it will happen sometimes...but if an unspayed cat gets out, the first response IMO is to get her spayed!!!
I agree completely. I don't know why people evne bother to ask here what the chances because there is no way we can tell them anything except a guess. All cats are different. If we say yes the people end up deciding to just wait it out and see and that is not the right way to go about it. The cat should at least see a vet to find out for sure if they have problems aborting a litter. Which is another problem, cats are not people, they don't knwo the difference. You aren't doing anything but helping the mother to have her spayed immediatley. So just do it.
post #11 of 22
The truth of the matter is hon. it isn't the amount of time the cat spent outside that matters at all really. It is whether they find a male avaiable to get them pregnant and THAT in itself doesn't take long once they do. Time isnt a factor here, whether she is or is not sexually mature is a factor. I would, like suggessted, take her to the vet way before September b/c if she is pregnant it will be too late to spay/abort by then. I would also take a few more precautions on her getting out again, in case she is not pregnant but having silent heats as those are the darndest things b/c you have no indications that they are in heat whatsoever. I know you will do right by your baby, but just take her to your vet and have her checked out b/c she is way too young to be preganant. That's just too dangerous for her.
post #12 of 22
TNR, I am very curious as to this statement
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BTW...I thought the new law was that cats must be fixed by 6 months of age)

What law?I have never heard of a law that tells you when you HAVE to spay your animal.Now, you've got my curiousity going.
How do you know the age of a cat if you find it and take it in?
As far as I know, there is no such law here in West Virginia
post #13 of 22
I Beleive that RI has just recently passed a law where you spay or pay!
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom
I Beleive that RI has just recently passed a law where you spay or pay!

well thats not the brightest. what if your a breeder?
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Liza24
well thats not the brightest. what if your a breeder?
Then you have to pay $100 to get a breeder's license or something to that effect.

Let me find the thread...
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WOW!!! How do they "know" you have a cat?Hmmmmmmmmmm......
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Originally Posted by crittermom
WOW!!! How do they "know" you have a cat?Hmmmmmmmmmm......
I would imagine they would track rabies vaccs thru the vet other than that, I'm not sure. The ironic thing is that the people who they "know" have cats b/c of vacc records are probably the ones that are spaying their animals anyway.
post #19 of 22
Thankfully BOTH Blaze and Neela are spayed.
Corwin WILL be neutered when he reaches 12 weeks old and then when Malana is 12 weeks old she WILL be spayed also.
I was curious as to how they knew who had cats.
I think it will be VERY hard for them to uphold this bill/law.Expecially for those who don't do the Rabies shot.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by crittermom
Thankfully BOTH Blaze and Neela are spayed.
Corwin WILL be neutered when he reaches 12 weeks old and then when Malana is 12 weeks old she WILL be spayed also.
I was curious as to how they knew who had cats.
I think it will be VERY hard for them to uphold this bill/law.Expecially for those who don't do the Rabies shot.


Or the ones who order it and do it themselves...
post #21 of 22
Just guessing, but I think those types of laws mean when you are caught with unspayed cats, it costs you a bundle. So more people will choose to pay the money to spay or neuter their cats.

Cats who got their vaccinations don't always get spayed...I mean read this board just a little. The people posting aren't cat haters, or unconcerned about their cats. Yet we end up with so many unplanned moggie pregnancies. And even second pregnancies.

I hope the laws help in RI.

We have kind of gotten off on a tangent.

How is Isis doing? Have you made a decision on moving up her spay date?
post #22 of 22
That is a very good idea though b/c people do need to be more responsible with their pets so that we dont have all these precious animals run around sick and homeless, and bringing more homeless sick babies into the world. I know my city needs that law b/c it is easy to tell when you have an outdoor kitty b/c your kitty is well...outdoors, and if your animal patrol is really good at enforcing their laws they would even have the right to pick your kitty up and hold them for a fine and all of that. I mean it is done with dogs. I know its hard to keep your baby indoors b/c my mama's babies aren't even two weeks and you can tell she is pining for the outside again but I just can't allow it b/c she isn't spayed.
Breeders should also pay a fee to be responsible for their pets, and the ones they breed. I mean a good breeder, which I know most of the ones on this board are, shouldn't mind being accountable for their animals look how many states have breeder fees for dogs why should cats be any different. I know accidents happen and I'm not knocking anyone, especially since that happened to my baby and that is how she got pregnant too, don't get me wrong, but it is because we love them that we should try to nueter/spay them. It isn't a punishment. In my eyes it a great law, now whether these states enforce is a whole new saga.
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