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Feline Labor

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My pregnant tabby dropped some blood 2 days ago (just a couple drops) so I thought she was in labor. She has still not had her kittens. Is there something I need to do?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 They usually don't need a lot of help.  If she is still eating/drinking well, you can wait and see what happens.  If you see any vomiting, lethargy, not eating, you need to see the vet immediately.


Gestation for a cat is around 65 days.  If you know when she bred, you can count back and estimate the delivery date.


Let me know if you still have questions.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: Thank you for your prompt response. I am just worried about her! She seems fine, no stress noticed in her behavior, she is just hanging out...I will let you know when she has become a mommy!
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 After she delivers this litter, it's time to think about spaying her.  Within a few weeks of giving birth, she will be pregnant and doing this all over again.


 

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: I own 4 cats, 1 male and 3 female. The male has been neutered already. My females have not. the tabby is due anytime. My other 2 are (of course) also pregnant....each cat is about 3 weeks apart in their gestation period. Luckily I live on a farm and can handle the load right now, but I feel like a feline maternity ward. How long after kittens are born do I have to wait to spay them? These are all great cats but I don't want ANY of them pregnant again. I am about to be swimming in kittens! SOOOO, if you know anyone in middle Tennessee looking for a kitten PLEASE, send them my way!!!!
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.
 The perfect time to spay a kitten is around 3 months of age.  You want to do it by 6 months AT LEAST.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: I'm sorry, I was not clear in my question. How long after the kittens are born do I have to wait to spay the mother cats? I plan to give away the kittens.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 Sorry.  I thought you meant the kittens!  Don't forget that you need to spay the kittens as well.  You should call your humane society or animal shelter and get advice on a low cost or no cost clinic.


You can spay the mom as soon as the babies are weaned.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: Thank you again. I really am in need of a free clinic at this point because I have 3 mommies and am about to add around a dozen kittens between the 3 of my expectant felines.....Have a great night and thanks so much, you have put my mind at ease!
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 You are very welcome.  Thanks for accepting my answers!



I hope you come back with all your pet questions.  If you need help finding a low cost clinic, let me know.


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