Q: What are some early signs of a prego cat?
My 8 month old cat....I'm thinking she is prego but I'm not sure. She is getting a little big in the stomach and she was in heat not too long ago. I have two male cats and I'm thinking the older one got her. She doesn't have anything to do with the two makes if that helps? If she is prego how long does it usually take before she has them and also is there anything that I need to know before she gets any bigger.
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Mar 22, 2010
last summer i rescued an emaciated cat - literally all skin and bone. she was also pregnant, but there was no way of telling except for her swollen nipples. i was feeling around for a scar to see if she had been spayed yet and instead i realized she was about two weeks pregnant. usually swollen nipples is the first sign you'll see.
if she's pregnant, seriously consider having the kittens aborted. w/an estimated 82 million strays in this country alone, it would be the responsible thing to do.
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Mar 22, 2010
I'm not for defin. by I'm pretty sure it is only 9 weeks for a cat the give birth. Well, in the later weeks, you can see/feel the kittens moving inside her. Just to be sure you dont hurt her or the kittens, be careful if you want ot pick her up. it is on the safe side to not pick her up at all. The cat you have most likely won't have anything to do with the father cats. So maybe one of the male cats you have is the father?
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Mar 21, 2010
It seems like you got your answer. If she was in heat no too long ago and around unneutered boys more than likely she's prego. If her stomach seems to be growing that's a sure sign. Most cats can handle pregnancy just fine on their own. I had several mamas throughout my life and one who climbed a tree just an hour before she went into labor. I had another who came up onto my bed in the middle of the night and had her babies on my favorite quilt....I did not mind. You can find vitamins in most pet stores for expectant mother cats. It does not hurt to give a little extra nutrition to a cat with a belly full of babies. I do not remember the exact gestation period but I do know that once the kittens are born she will nurture them for about two months. Then she'll be on the move again. Get to her early and spay her to prevent any more prego moments.
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