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Approx 7 month old pregnant cat!!

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by TomasinaAndPrince, May 16, 2017.


  1. TomasinaAndPrince

    TomasinaAndPrince PetForums Junior

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    Hi everyone. Basically my 7 month or older cat that I thought was a boy is in fact a girl! And she's pregnant. She's quite far gone as she's producing milk and her belly is rather large. What do I need for the delivery? What type of box should she give birth in? I have blankets and waterproof pads... Is there anything else I need? Also as she's not 18 months which is recommended age for cats to breed will she be ok? As it's her first litter what should I expect? Should I expect to help her out or?? Please help!
     
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    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    You are not going to like my reply but if you had of taken your kitten to the vets to be neutered, you would have known then he was in fact a girl.

    What do you need as a potential 7 month old kitten gives birth, well a miracle, and hope the mum and kittens survive.

    She is only a kitten herself and why have you left asking for vital information until the very last minute, when you could have asked at any stage during her pregnancy.

    However, i have now said my piece, what is done is done, if you need help to hopefully have a safe delivery, i will be willing to help with advise for your cat.
     
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    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    She's far too young to be pregnant herself. How has this happened?

    Can you afford a C-section if necessary?

    Maybe someone with birthing experience will be along.
     
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    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    Cross posted with Catcoonz, who is very experienced.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    OMG poor little girlie,I really hope it all goes well for her :(.
    Please if she comes through this okay,dont let her outside again until she is spayed .
     
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  6. TomasinaAndPrince

    TomasinaAndPrince PetForums Junior

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    I didn't let her outside. I have two indoor cats. I didn't think they needed to be de sexed because my older is a male and the breeder I got my girl from told me she was a boy. I didn't know she was pregnant till last week... I took her to the vet and he said she should be fine but he didn't give me any advice on how to look after her or the kittens
     
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    My boy is booked in to be snipped and she will be getting done after she's given birth.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Not sure where you got the idea that indoor cats don't need to be neutered,in or out their needs are the same.
    Surely your vet gave you all this advice when you took them in for their vaccinations
     
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    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    As i have stated, i am willing to help but i will need a clearer picture of what we are dealing with.

    Are the cats related?

    What breed are the cats?

    You won't be getting her done straight after the birth, unless she needs a c-section, then have her spayed at the same time.
     
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    TomasinaAndPrince PetForums Junior

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    No he didn't he just vaccinated them, gave us some leaflets on some illnesses that cats can get if not vaccinated all that kind of stuff
     
  11. TomasinaAndPrince

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    Not related and both are just mixed breed I think, I will insert a picture once I've taken some
     
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    TomasinaAndPrince PetForums Junior

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    Mum and dad.. mum in ginger and white, dad is black and white
     

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    cava14 una Anne two black and white boys and a Nortie Tortie

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    Please take the help that Catcoonz is offering she's helped a lot of people and their cats
     
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  14. Babyshoes

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    Take her to the vet for a check-up ASAP please, (like today) and ask for advice about preparing for the birth, assuming she & the kittens seem healthy.

    Also ask about recommended care for the kittens after birth, I believe they need worming etc.

    If it turns out she is not actually as far along as you think, I understand it may be possible to abort the kittens & spey her at the same time. Horrid thought but possibly better than unwanted kittens ending up in a shelter... It does sound like it's too late for that anyway, but just mentioning it in case.

    I'm assuming your cat has not ever been to the vet, as gender is one of the first things they check with a new patient, because a lot of pets are apparently mis-gendered at first. She may need to catch up on certain jabs, wormer, flea preventative etc, if they are safe to give during pregnancy.

    I'm not experienced with the cat birth process but I do know that a *lot* can go wrong, so you will need to read up on what to expect in a normal labor & birth, warning signs & how to contact your out of hours vet (& where they are if not at your usual vet). If something does go wrong it will often be out of hours. If you don't have transport you'll also need to find a friend, family member, neighbour or taxi company to take you in an emergency - prepare this now rather than calling around trying to find someone at 3am...

    If Mom & babies survive, you will need to keep her indoors until the kittens are weaned, then get her speyed immediately, as she can get pregnant again while feeding the kittens. Your vet will advise on the best time after birth to do the operation.

    Also start reading up about responsible ways to home the kittens, assuming they survive. They should ideally stay with mum until 12 weeks for socialisation. Some people say they can be rehomed at 8 weeks, but that is the absolute minimum age as they need mother's milk until then even if they are eating some solids, and might keep feeding from her some of the time after that.

    I wish you luck, please do let us know how you get on.

    Eta: we cross posted & I see she's been to the vet. Don't hesitate to ring them if you need more advice than you were given.
     
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  15. TomasinaAndPrince

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    The kittens won't be to be rehomed. They will be staying with me or trusted family. You can't trust many people these days. She doesn't go outside as both of them are strictly indoor cats as I live in a large 3 bed too floor flat. I've been reading up on Google and watching YouTube videos that registered breeders have made I just thought I'd ask on here incase there was something I'm missing, Tilly is eating kitten food as I heard that's best while she's pregnant and while she's feeding the kittens after birth too. I have a box set up for her to give birth in with blankets, spare towels and some waterproof pads she will be kept somewhere that is quiet and away from everyone while he's in labour and while the kittens are young. She's booked in to see the vet next week so hopefully they can give me some advice too
     
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    You took her to the vet for jabs etc and the vet didnt point out that your boy cat was female?

    If this story is true then you need a new vet.
     
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    It would be a good idea to get your boy castrated now , he'll still be fertile for a few weeks afterwards, even though he's an indoor cat. Now he's had a taste of naughties he will be more inclined to look for a mate again, also it will stop other anti-social behaviour such as spraying, marking etc.
     
  18. TomasinaAndPrince

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    I have moved since so I don't see this vet anymore but yes I have no reason to lie.
     
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    He is booked in next week for neuter
     
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    When you went to the vets, did the vet give any indication how far along she was?
    Can you see/feel kittens moving?
     
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