Advanced search

How can i tell if my Cat is pregnant ??

(20 Posts)
KateDWales Thu 07-Mar-13 22:24:13

Unfortunately cats can breed from 4-5 months old but not a lot of people know this. And people also don't realise that brothers and sisters will mate.

Getting her neutered while pregnant may cost a bit more than normal, but If it is a brother and sister mating the kittens may have genetic problems If the pregnancy is allowed to continue.

Hope they all get sorted and you won't have to worry about this again smile.

girliefriend Thu 07-Mar-13 22:08:55

Korma, chill, there is no need to shout at people. She was only asking for advice, just because its on the internet it's still horrible to be shouted at.

cozietoesie Thu 07-Mar-13 21:53:44

Yes indeed. At that young age, the personality is still changing anyway as they mature.

thecatneuterer Thu 07-Mar-13 21:52:24

Well let's hope it's coincidence in this case smile

cozietoesie Thu 07-Mar-13 21:51:07

Increased affection can be one of the signs thecatneuterer.

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 21:46:40

Ah right good smile

thecatneuterer Thu 07-Mar-13 21:41:41

Well that's all good thensmile And I've no idea about behaviour changes. It's probably just coincidental.

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 21:37:56

I wasn't meaning you thecatneuterer in regards to the yelling .
I was just curious as her behaviour has changed as in she is much mire cuddly now & I won't be letting her have kittens as she is far to young thanks

thecatneuterer Thu 07-Mar-13 21:29:26

I haven't yelled at you .... but I do hope you'll still get her done whether or not you have a suspicion she may be pregnant.

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 21:27:36

Thanks Thecatneuterer , I have volunteered several times in Cats Paws charity shop where I live so I do know how bad it is with all the homeless Cats

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 21:25:30

Oh my days seriously , I asked a question & I'm now getting flamed for god knows what reason , They are booked in to be neutered its not like I'm never getting them neutered.
The younger 2 are only a month past the 5 month age restriction to be neutered .
Oh & why am I getting yelled at for there been thousands of homeless cats out there , It's not my fault hmm

thecatneuterer Thu 07-Mar-13 21:23:15

Heffalump, as long as you take them all in for neutering on the 18th then it's fine and no harm has been done. You don't need to know if she's pregnant because you are going to get her neutered anyway. It would be irresponsible to say that if she is pregnant then you want her to have the kiittens, that would be bad for her (assuming you don't want to keep all the kittens yourself, as cats form very strong attachments to their kittens and find separation from them very, very traumatic) and it would be bad for cats in general, as I've already said.

You have done a very good thing by looking after them when they were abandoned and I'm sorry you feel you've been bashed on here (although I do understand Korma's frustration - try spending a bit of time in a cat charity and you too will be exasperated by many irresponsible people), but this is not the case here. Just take them all in for neutering as planned and then everything will be fine.

Kormachameleon Thu 07-Mar-13 21:17:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Kormachameleon Thu 07-Mar-13 21:15:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 21:15:03

korma biscuit
People like me piss you off , so you know me do you ?!
My cats are well looked after fed & very much loved .
They have all had their injections as well

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 21:12:19

They don't go further than my garden .
The younger 2 brother & sister were abandoned by my house & after informing the rspca etc I was told if they were not claimed within 2-3 weeks they would of been pts sad
I basically hand reared them & at the time I got them I could afford to neuter them etc but circumstances change !
All 3 are booked in to be neutered on the 18th .
Love been judged like this hmm

Kormachameleon Thu 07-Mar-13 21:06:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thecatneuterer Thu 07-Mar-13 21:04:12

Get her spayed now. That way if she is pregnant then she won't be for long. If it's not completely obvious that she's pregnant then there is no problem getting her spayed now. You need to get them all done now. If you are on benefits then you can get vouchers from various places including Cats Protection to get them done. If you're in London they can be done at Celia Hammonds for only £5 if you are on a low income. Please do not bring any more cats into the world. Even if you can find homes for them you are effectively using up homes that could go to other unwanted cats. Basically every cat that's born means that another one will end up having to be put down just because there are not enough homes to go round. Please, please don't add to the numbers.

girliefriend Thu 07-Mar-13 20:55:58

I think you are meant to be able to gently squeeze their nipples and if they are pregnant they will leak a little bit of milk.

Disclaimer this may well be a myth!!

If she is pregnant the vet may offer an abortion as well as neutering.

HeffaFlump Thu 07-Mar-13 20:54:17

I have 3 cats one is 8 months & two are 6/7 months , due to finances I have not been able to get them neutered though have them booked in for the 18th .
I'm just concerned as to whether the female may be pregnant & if so is there a way I can tell ?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now