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Cat in labour , advice pls

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by cbrpaul, Jun 26, 2009.


  1. cbrpaul

    cbrpaul PetForums Newbie

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    hi there ,

    First post , but im hoping i can get some advice

    My persian cat is 1 year old , and is currently in labour i beleive , she has slight discharge , not a great amount , just a show really ,

    I came home at 2pm today and she seemed to have spasms , its now 7:30pm and still no sogn of any kittens, shes led in the garden and not really moving too much ,

    Ive looked behind and nothing seems to be showing as such.

    Basically how long should i be waiting before i start to get concerned here ?

    thankyou for any advice you can give.
     
  2. Heavenleigh

    Heavenleigh PetForums Senior

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    Im sorry i cant offer any advice but i am sure someone will come along who can soon, good luck x
     
  3. Emma32

    Emma32 PetForums Member

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    Does you cat seem to be in any distress? If not, then I'm sure she'll be fine.

    If you are worried, ring your vet, s/he will be able to tell you if you need to do anything.
     
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  4. cbrpaul

    cbrpaul PetForums Newbie

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    thankyou for the replies ,


    she seems Subdued and quiet , not moving , just led there , but every now and then she raises her back end ,

    , we are wiping her with warm water and cotton wool , as she was getting flies around the area due to the hot weather also,

    i guess we cant do no more :confused:
     
  5. rottiesloveragdolls

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    I take it this is her 1st litter, how is she now is she in any stress or is she following you about looking for somewhere to have her babies? have you got her a birthing box, sorry for all the questions! sometimes with their 1st litter they can go a few hours, but it she is in stress at all i would defo call your vets
     
  6. Emma32

    Emma32 PetForums Member

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    Well if she doesn't seem troubled then she should be okay.
    Is she panting? And is there mucus from her rear?
     
  7. cbrpaul

    cbrpaul PetForums Newbie

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    shes not panting, yet seems quite relaxed, apart every now and then her stomach seems to contract for a brief moment and she then relaxes again

    yes signs of mucus/fluid from the rear , it seems very very faintly pink in colour,


    We just called the out of hours vet in our area , and she said she can see her for £80 call out , and if she needs a caesarean its £500, :eek:
     
  8. Angeli

    Angeli PetForums Senior

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    First of all you need to get your girl in from the garden and confine her in a quiet room away from children and other pets.

    If she has been pushing continuously for more than an hour and there is nothing showing and she is getting tired or distressed then she may be having problems, Persians are prone to kittens getting stuck in the birth canal due to their larger heads, you will need to contact your vet quickly for advice and perhaps take her in for a caesarian.
     
  9. Helend

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    Hi, I'm a vet nurse and I think you should call your vet. If she has been contracting( you said looked like spasms) it could be uterine inertia. She could also be exhausted if she has been contracting most of the day. Please give your vet a call and get advice from them. I guess her safety is most important but prepare yourself for a ceasaren. good luck
     
  10. Angeli

    Angeli PetForums Senior

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    Sorry this was not meant as a lecture - you asked for advice and got it - even though it was what you didn't want to hear.

    I merely pointed out that you should be prepared for the possibility of complications, its irrelevant whether you meant your cat to breed or it was unplanned as you will have known of the pregnancy a few weeks before the due date. As a breeder Im well aware of how much a caesarean can cost so I didn't bring that subject up - you did.

    Forums are great places for advice but they are never a substitute for proper veterinary care. I hope you stay onboard.
     
  11. sjreilly72

    sjreilly72 PetForums Member

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    Hi There is there any news.
     
  12. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    hope all went ok,:confused:
     
  13. celicababe1986

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    me too. :(:eek:
     
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