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4th Litter, 71 days pregnant...advice?

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by DJ Shiny Cat, Jun 9, 2020.


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  1. DJ Shiny Cat

    DJ Shiny Cat PetForums Newbie

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    I privately breed a Scottish Fold with a British Shorthair. They make the most beautiful babies!!

    Shiny, my queen, is on her 4th litter. She has always given birth between day 65-68. This is her fourth litter within a year and a half, so they have all been back to back. She is 2 years old.

    I am curious if anyone has experience with multiple cat births, and if they get longer/harder each time? She has always been super with her births, and we have only ever lost one kitten from her first litter. Everything has always been straight forward and healthy.

    Once we hit day 70, We called our vet, who referred us to the Cat ER, who told us that if she is acting normal, we should just watch and wait! I am trying not to stress, but she just seems like she is going no where. She is very irritable and doesn’t want to be touched, whereas she usually is extremely affectionate at this stage and wanting me to hold her the whole time.

    Advice?
     
  2. gskinner123

    gskinner123 PetForums VIP

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    Did you make a typo? "Four litters in 18 months"
     
  3. DJ Shiny Cat

    DJ Shiny Cat PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, four litters in 18 months!
     
  4. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums VIP

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    Surely this is not a real post?
     
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    Chris13 PetForums Member

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    I thought the same thing, this poster wants a reaction from people on here clearly bored
     
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  6. SusieRainbow

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    I'm thinking she maybe in pain,? pyometra or infection if the kittens have died.
    My advice, see a vet ASAP. Her behaviour doesn't seem normal to you so time to get her checked.
     
  7. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    I hear the sound of hooves going "trip trap trip trap over he rickety bridge " ;) :)
     
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    I don't, I think it's genuine sadly.
     
  9. spotty cats

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    Is it a small litter? If so, singles often run 70 days but after that it's advisable to get a scan, check the kittens and sometimes a c-section is needed. Can you see another vet?
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    I hope you are wrong , poor girl :(
     
  11. SusieRainbow

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    Me too.
     
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    Poor little girl. I absolutely despair over human selfishness.
     
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    My goodness, 4 litters back to back??! :Bawling
     
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    Not to mention Scottish Fold cats. Cruel breeding.
     
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    DJ Shiny Cat PetForums Newbie

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    Wow. Was kind of expecting more kindness from this discussion. She has consistently gone into heat the day we have given her kittens away to new homes, thus making them all close together. Her mate is also a household pet. I have consulted the vet each time, and they have assured me that she is healthy and happy. I’ve also done my research on whether or not it is “cruel” to breed Scottish Folds. We have been very careful. If I am not going to be taken seriously here, maybe I’ll head out.
     
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    Were you?

    Maybe the same level of kindness you have given your poor cat, mating her back to back? In her young life, she has always been pregnant, giving birth or nursing young.

    That is not how you treat any animal.

    Get the poor girl spayed and give her a rest for Heaven's sake.
     
  17. spotty cats

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    There's not many of us left on here who breed, feel free to ignore the pet owners who took over you seeking advice.

    Is your girl and boy registered for breeding?
     
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    @DJ Shiny Cat

    The problem is, that it is not considered ethical by many, to breed cats with deformities that cause them pain. They may look cute to some but cats with folded ears have skeletal problems.
    https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/what-are-the-health-problems-with-scottish-fold-cats/

    I hope your cat is ok and that you have taken her in to a vet if she still has not given birth.

    One would think with the skeletal issues in folds, that so many litters in a short period of time is painful to her.
     
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    I hope before you 'head off' you read the replies and act on the advice given by the knowledgable and committed breeders here. You have been taken seriously and advised accordingly.
     
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    I'm a firm believer in not trying to space litters out too far and keeping girls entire older as a result.

    But in my honest opinion four litters in 18 months is unacceptable. Of those 18 months, that girl would have been pregnant for 9 months. Feeding four litters for, say, only 8 weeks means she was feeding kittens for 8 months.
     
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