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Her nipples look full of milk.They are huge.We were told she would have them last week.The babies are moving around like crazy.She looks so miserable.How can I tell if it will be soon.About 3 weeks ago she was looking for the place to have them.She doesnt do that anymore.She still eats and drinks a lot of water.I am so impatient!!! LOL

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momofsixangels

Asked by momofsixangels at 9:14 AM on May. 18, 2010 in Pets

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  • If she is overdue then you need to take her to a vet. Just as wtih people, the longer they go the more chance that the babies won't make it.

    Are you going to have her fixed once she weans the kittens?
    Acid

    Answer by Acid at 9:18 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • We arent really sure she was due but the lasy at the cat rescue told us she thought it would be last week.Yes but they have a waiting list.She was abandoned and we took her in.A lady at the cat rescue checked her out and told us she was a boy.We have 2 other boys.They are indoor cats so we didnt even think about pregnancy.Well the boys discovered she was a she before us.
    momofsixangels

    Answer by momofsixangels at 9:22 AM on May. 18, 2010

  • Omg!! A lady at a cat rescue told you she was a he? Wow!! Would think they would be able to tell better then that. Anyways, best way to know she is getting ready to whelp is - 1 - she will refuse food and water. 2 - if you are willing to take her temperature you can watch that, their temp always drops right before whelping occurs. You would have to take her temp rectally of course, and a normal temp is generally between 100 - 102 degrees. As long as you can see the kittens are still moving about then she should be good, if you notice there is no movement and she seems distressed, ie: she is baring down yet nothing seems to be happening, RUSH her to a vet IMMEDIATELY. If you really want to know what is going on take her in to your vet and have them check her over, they might be able to give you a better idea of what is going on with her. Cats carry between 60 - 65 days. Vet might want to ultrasound or x-ray her. Good luck
    jojuzach

    Answer by jojuzach at 5:48 PM on May. 18, 2010

  • Your cat can go as far as 71 days in the pregnancy and it would still be normal. Since you don't know when she got pregnant it's a guessing game as far as when she queens. Your vet can do an ultrasound, but it carries the same risks as for humans as far as exposure.

    You should be feeding her a good quality kitten chow now, and for at least several weeks after the kittens arrive. The extra protein and calories will help her feed those kittens and still have enough left over for herself. If she has a large litter, consider giving the kittens a bottle twice a day in addition to feeding her kitten food. And ~ she can get pregnant again long before she weans those babies at 7-8 weeks! Keep her or the boys confined somehow or you'll have another litter on the way before this one is ready for new homes!
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:54 PM on May. 18, 2010

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