due date questions?
Is there any way to guestimate the due date of a female cat? I took in a stray last week Thursday that I'd been feeding for a month and a half and found out was pregnant (from my vet). Her nipples were already pink when I looked at them the day I took her in... so I can't use that method of due date calculation. I was wondering if there was any other way to tell (short of ultrasound or another vet visit.)
on Feb 9th 2010
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It takes a cat to have her kittens about 65 days . What I would do is to set up a box somewhere that is quiet where , when she goes into labor she will want to use . It would also be in the best intrest of you to look into the ins and outs of cat labor and what you can expect that can happen . My first litter I had 5 kitties , but one came out backwards and got hung up . By the time mom found out I had went into labor I had 2 kitties in the box and trying to get the one that got hung up off of me . She got him off and tried to bring him back but it didn't happen . I had 2 more after him by the next morning .The cat channel has some good advice on to be mommies and what to do . So tell your mom to check it out .
Airel answered on 2/9/10. Helpful? / 0
I would go to the vet just for a check up they can sometimes tell or do some tests like blood work and tell you. Hope this helps. Read those sites I posted to you or messaged I forgot I know I did it yesterday if you cant find them message me I will send them again. :)
Sussie Q (pronounced Suzzie Q) answered on 2/9/10. Helpful? / 0
It can be difficult, unless you were there for the actual conception, to estimate when your kitty is due. And even then, they can be early or late. The best thing to do, if you and your vet feel she is close, to begin providing safe, quiet spots for her to deliver. If you notice she's hunting around, digging in closets, dragging paper, clothing or blankets around, she's close. Some cats get very affectionate and some just want to be left the heck alone when they're about to deliver. Keep an eye on her. Make sure all possible escape routes are sealed up. A friend had a pregnant cat disappear into a vent when the cover was left off and deliver inside the wall. You can also provide a box with shredded newspaper but she'll deliver where she feels like it. Be close but don't interfer. The odds are against her having a problem delivery, but stay close-by anyway. Keep all other pets and gawkers AWAY!!! You don't want to stress her out. And remember, we want photos of the new family!!!
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/10/10. Helpful? / 0