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Help, Pregnant Cat looks ready to drop!

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by EddieAllyLouLou, Mar 16, 2008.


  1. EddieAllyLouLou

    EddieAllyLouLou PetForums Newbie

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    hiya, I would like to know as quick as pos the following:-

    what are the immediate signs a cat is about to give birth?
    My cat is due anyday and is now mewing lots and in a different tone.
    She's walked off upstairs now... any ideas?
    There was some gunk that just came from outta her hole.... We lifted up her tail and her backend is, (how do i say this, errr ... Pulsating) ??? Im all excited, lol...
     
  2. binxycat

    binxycat PetForums Member

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    sounds like it to me!! Good luck.....
     
  3. EddieAllyLouLou

    EddieAllyLouLou PetForums Newbie

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    Well at 6pm out popped one then fifteen minutes later out came another, she busy licking them clean, almost puked when she started to eat the plasenta and the cord didnt snap so easy so she spent a few minutes eating her way through that.
     
  4. binxycat

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    ow how wonderful!! are you going to keep the kitties??? Well done gran :) send some pics soon!!!!
     
  5. SavannahKitten

    SavannahKitten PetForums Senior

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    :D It's good for her! :D
     
  6. may

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    I know cats eat there placenta's sometimes but I disagree that its good for her, the nutritional value is nil as the kittens have had all the nutrition from them,
    the reason they eat them is going back to the wild when they were eaten to keep pray away from were the the wild cats had had there young,
    I have a couple of girls who eat one maybe two but the other girls leave them for me to dispose of :rolleyes:I also find if they eat two many the end up with the galloping Trots :(
     
  7. clare7577

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    Yes i agree on that,i usually let them eat the first couple,then the rest go in the bin!
     
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    any news on mum and kittens,,, would love to see some pictures,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:):)
     
  9. Siamese Kelly

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    Congrats to mum and you EddieAllyLouLou:D:DHow are they all doing??
     
  10. SavannahKitten

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    The placenta is supposed to hold oxytocin which is supposed to encourage milk, and prostaglandin helps the uterus to contract back to normal size.
    If the cat wants to eat it I allow her to eat it. Cats don't always know best, but in this case I think they do, so with respect, I disagree with removing placentas if a mum is showing interest in eating them. :eek: Perhaps our difference in opinion comes with our different breeds.
     
  11. EddieAllyLouLou

    EddieAllyLouLou PetForums Newbie

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    Hello again, sorry for the delay, been quite busy.
    Lou lou had 4 kittens, all healthy too, 3 are stripe's and one is black, not sure about the sex's yet tho. Ally, which is our middle aged cat has help lou lou by cleaning her and the kittens too, typical ally went straight for the bums and gave them all a good clean which was realing heart warming watching it happen. lou lou is quite happy to leave kittens in spare room and return for feeding and cleaning sessions, her Lump (if you can remember the thread, earlier on, has gone all soft and shrunk, so thats good too.
    Picturs to follow shortly... No names as of yet, anyone wanna throw some names into the hat?> please do.
     
  12. Its becoming interesting and informative thread!:D
     
  13. EddieAllyLouLou

    EddieAllyLouLou PetForums Newbie

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    Now when she ate the placenta, maaan, my guts turned, hearing her crunch into it, all chewy and stuff, yuk! I left the room then, lol.
     
  14. MissCheef

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    Two or three placentas provides the cat with nourishment, but it is wise to remove any more as letting the cat eat too many can cause the cat to vomit or cause diarrhea:)
     
  15. SavannahKitten

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    Hi Miss Cheef

    Those look suspiciously like Savannahs and Servals on your avatar.

    ;)
     
  16. EddieAllyLouLou

    EddieAllyLouLou PetForums Newbie

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    Pictures are here:- I just took a really good one of Ally laying in the same birthing box as lou lou and the kittens but the battery is flat so will upload that one asap.
    Heres some of the ones we took,.
     
  17. EddieAllyLouLou

    EddieAllyLouLou PetForums Newbie

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    Pics of Lou-lou's kittens... there are 4 but i thinks u can only see 3
     

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    I have girl who eat a couple of afterbirths!! but I also have girls who don't,
    When they eat to many they end up with diarrhea:eek:
    eating them or not!! maybe Siamese and Orientals are different eh!:confused:
     
  19. SavannahKitten

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    Hmm. I've not noticed that happening with my girls. I will have to pay more attention next time. :)
     
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