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Q: Stray Cat

September 19, 2008 | By Firefly9 | 14 answers | Expired: 2126 days ago

Firefly9

What if my cat is already pregnant when I take her to get spayed? Can the vet tell by feeling the stomach before they start the procedure? I have a stray that has been wandering the neighborhood. Not sure of her condition.

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Chris
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Sep 19, 2008

Spaying during pregnancy is aborting a baby.

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Heather
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Sep 19, 2008

Unless they are within days of having the kittens the spay can go forward on a healthy pregnant female. Some vets do not like to do a pregnant spay, but like another reply points out - there are plenty of homeless kittens out there already. Having the cat spayed and any fetuses euthanized is acceptable. Some individuals have moral dilemmas, but consider that by aborting the litter, you are saving that many kittens that have already come into the world.

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Jennifer G.
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Sep 19, 2008

The vet will be able to tell you if the cat is pregnant or not before doing the surgery.

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wendy w.
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Sep 19, 2008

Yes, The vet will advise you if she is pregnant or not. The choice will then be up to you, take her home, keep her indoors until she has the babies and they are able to be adopted (7-8 weeks old). Or you have the choice to abort the litter. Only you and your vet can choose what would be the right thing to do. Best of luck, please keep us informed.....

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Becky B.
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Sep 19, 2008

Yes they can tell and make sure you advise them that you think she is pregnant.

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Melissa and Bossie F.
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Sep 19, 2008

From what I have gathered about spay/neuter is that if the animal is already pregnant the spay will be almost like an abortion.

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Kelly
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Sep 19, 2008

Most times they check anyway but be sure to tell your vet just to be sure. If she's not too far along most vets will also go ahead & do the procedure at a slightly increased fee. I know a lot of people don't do this but as a rescuer who has the unfortunate task of having to look at all the cats & kittens already in shelters & walk away knowing they're going to die because I can't find one more foster or rescue group to take them I can't see bringing anymore into the world.

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babes
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Sep 19, 2008

um ya they can tell if there pregnet, they will do blood work,, lol

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Diane
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Sep 19, 2008

Please do not abort these babies. I am an animal lover & believe a life is still a life. As an animal lover I can not condone killing these little guys. I am hoping she is just a fattie cakes!
If she is pregnant & someone fosters her the vet will fix her after she finishes nursing.

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Stephanie D.
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Sep 19, 2008

Let the vet know that you are not sure of her condition and they will check her over. A vet can usually tell if a cat is pregnant. Also they will not do the procedure without making sure she is not pregnant.

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