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post #1 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Does she look pregnat to you?

Well, a stray cat showed up a few weeks ago and all of the sudden started to look really fat. She eats the same as the other three and they aren't fat at all. And its not like she just ate a coule rats or something cause she seems to be getting bigger. Hmm, what do you all think? The last two are from yesterday and the first two are from 2 weeks ago.
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 02:18 PM
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i work for a cat shelter and id say she does look pregnant. see if you can catch her and feel her abdomen and try to feel for any babies, theyd feel like little lumps in there. or, take her to the vet and get her ultra sounded. you should get her spayed if shes not pregnant so she doesnt become pregnant, or if she already is, spay her after her litter is born
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
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It could be a thyroid or bladder problem. I took in a cat from the SPCA and he was SO fat his stomach almost touched the ground.....his stomach was all hard meaning he had a bladder/kidney problem or something. Maybe diabetes. It made him pee EVERYWHERE and my mom finally got fed up and gave him back to the SPCA because they never told us about his problems when we got him.

Hopefully it's just kitties! I know when our barn cats were prego they actually weren't that fat....we didn't even know they were prego till one had kittens on the doorstep and the other had 'em in the flower garden! lol
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post #4 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I will def be getting her spayed after the babies or if she doesn't have any. I'm sorry about your cat equiniphile, I hope its just kitties too!

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post #5 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 05:43 PM
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Will she allow you to touch/handle her? (asking since she's a stray) If so, get a good look and feel at her nipples. If she is progressed enough to be showing visible girth expansion, she will also be showing nipple changes. Palpation is not really the best thing to do unless you are experienced with it.
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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well, she is very furry on her tummy, short haired everywhere but long there and she won't let me try and feel doen there. She comes up and rubes my legs and lets me pet her(as long as she comes to me, I am not allowed to aproach her ).

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post #7 of 12 Old 04-10-2010, 06:19 PM
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Hmmm.....I understand the rules they set on the whole approach/touch thing. Since she will rub against you and let you pet her, your best bet may be to sneak in some feeling for fetal movement during the petting sessions. If she is pregnant and far enough along to be showing some expansion, you should be able to detect movement either now or very soon.
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-11-2010, 06:19 PM
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You are very lucky that your feral kitty lets you touch her. I have a feral kitty too and she won't let me go near her. Last year she had 3 kittens.. I ended up taking 1 and giving the other 2 to the vet to find homes for. This year she hasnt showed up with kittens. Which is a good sign.

I leave out food for her..but when she sees me,she walks away.
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-13-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Will she use the litter box? I heard it was instict but I'm not sure she'll no what to do...

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-14-2010, 04:18 AM
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Can you keep her inside? Cats can get pregnant within days of having a litter.
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