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Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 10:25:57

My cat went into labour this morning and gave birth to a beautiful kitten at 9am. There are definitely more in there but nothing else seems to be happening. Should I be worried?

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Mon 28-Jan-19 10:28:24

I am not a car expert, but I think that cat labour can stop and start.

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Mon 28-Jan-19 10:28:41

Also, have you got any cute kitten pics????

Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 10:29:59

Her last litter (4) all came within an hour and a half but maybe that was a one off.....

Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 10:31:47

She's quite content

spugzbunny Mon 28-Jan-19 10:32:18

There's no harm in calling the vet for advice

steppemum Mon 28-Jan-19 10:32:22

I would phone the vet and ask. They will probably make you an appointment for later eg 4 pm if nothing else is happening.

From other threads on here, it is quite possible that there is 20-30 minutes between kittens, don't know if it can be longer.

Are the kittens left moving?

Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 10:52:34

They're moving. She seems a bit restless now. Keeps moving away from the kitten. Waiting for call back from vet

steppemum Mon 28-Jan-19 10:57:51

sounds like another one is on the way!

steppemum Mon 28-Jan-19 11:48:52

totally over invested in live birth thread.
<drums fingers impatiently> come on mummy cat!

Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 11:58:28

Still nothing. Can see movement in her stomach so vet says waiting game....
Little one is eating for England though!

SneakyGremlins Mon 28-Jan-19 11:59:50

Live kitten thread???

<settles in>

MamaDane Mon 28-Jan-19 12:02:18

Awww how adorable.

Best of luck to your kitty mama

holidaylady Mon 28-Jan-19 12:03:29

No advice, but following for cute kitten pics!

Good luck mummy cat

WatcherOfTheNight Mon 28-Jan-19 12:03:57

Lovely Op 💕💕💕💕

reallyanotherone Mon 28-Jan-19 12:07:53

How long ago was her last litter? How many litters has she had in total? How old is she?

Birth can loosen the ligaments irreparably in some cats. Mine was 18m and dumped at rescue when she could no longer pop out kittens.

Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 12:19:10

She has only had 1 litter, 9 months ago. Unfortunately she is allergic to anaesthetic or I'd have had her neutered with my others. I'm more stressed than I was when in labour myself!

SneakyGremlins Mon 28-Jan-19 12:32:12

Is there another way to do it? Not judging OP! Just wondering!

StepMug Mon 28-Jan-19 12:40:23

Op, not to scare you but I had a similar thing with my own cat a few years ago. A long labour, seemed to still be pregnant but no more births. If turns out that her birth canal had collapsed. I’m not sure if it was connected but then she actually never started lactating!

The whole thing was petrifying but definitely keep in touch with the vet!

WatcherOfTheNight Mon 28-Jan-19 16:50:18

Hope all is well Op ? thanks

Toomanychefs Mon 28-Jan-19 17:59:30

Still nothing. Kitten is feeding well, the ones inside are moving nicely and mum is happy. Vet says give it 24 hours after 1st one

mrsjoyfulprizeforraffiawork Mon 28-Jan-19 18:41:00

My (Greek stray) cat once gave birth in my place and she was quite old (probably her 99th litter). She only had one kitten. There were no more!
(It came out backwards and landed in my fur hat).

Waveymaevey Mon 28-Jan-19 18:44:39

There are multiple different types of anaesthetic for cats - what happens if she needs a csection - it’s irresonsible to allow her to breed repeatedly. And as she has other kittens inside and they don’t come she will need surgery to remove them and potentially they and her could die if she is just left?

If she is entire then she should be inside and away from males. Do you even know who the father of the kittens are?

There are thousands of unwanted cats and kittens in rescues!

sweetkitty Tue 29-Jan-19 11:14:40

How’s your cat today? Any more kittens?

I agree with other posters once she’s had this litter you must find a way of preventing her having more.

steppemum Tue 29-Jan-19 22:08:00

@Toomanychefs how is your cat today?

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