(Closed) How did you know your cat was pregnant?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Your cat isn’t spayed????  Why is it not an option to take her to the vet?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

This is a joke, right? I’ve never had to figure out if any of my female cats were pregnant because I’ve always had them spayed. Why isn’t yours spayed?

Sorry if I’m coming across a little harsh, but I have a friend who basically has a second unpaid job rescuing unwanted and stray animals so it really bugs me when people aren’t responsible pet owners. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Also, why would you let your cat outside?  Especially if she isn’t spayed?  Is she on heartworm mediciation at least to prevent against that?  Outdoor cats have a much higher risk of getting heartworm (in addition to a shorter lifespan….)

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you can’t afford a vet visit then you shouldn’t have a cat.  I hope money is not the reason you can’t go.  Though I can’t think of any other reason a vet trip isn’t possible.  I can’t stand irresponsible /lazy/selfish pet owners!  How much did you spend on YOURSELF this weekend?  Make a vet trip possible ASAP.  And not through “go fund me!”

Harsh maybe, but seriously WTF.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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chrissybee:  There are low cost spay clinics in most states. Please look into this and consider the health of your cat and the countless homeless animals. Do not add to the problem, get your cat fixed.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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wineplease:  Amen. I will never understand people who adopt pets without a plan for paying for the animal’s vet bills. Having a pet is not some God-given right. It’s a luxury and if you can’t afford it then don’t adopt.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I believe that enlarged nipples are an early sign of pregnancy in cats, so she very well may be. t hink a vet visit would well be worth saving up for or dipping into savings for.

At the very least, after she gives birth, please get her spayed! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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chrissybee:  Are you going to have her fixed after this to prevent future pregnancies if she is indeed pregnant? It’s great that you already found homes for the hypothetical kittens, but I doubt those same friends will want to adopt another (and another and another) if she keeps getting knocked up.

Again, why wasn’t she fixed already?

Post # 11
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Helper bee

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chrissybee:  There are SO many cats in shelters who already need homes, who are now not going to get homes because you didn’t spay your cat.  I doubt anyone thought that you were going to drop them in a field, and that’s not the point — it’s that there’s ALREADY so many cats who need homes.  Sorry, but there’s just no reason not to spay your cat unless you’re a breeder.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hope your friends who want cute little kittens are more responsible pet owners, even after the cute little kittens become cats.

By the way, your response (“we just didn’t!”)  along with the eyeroll makes you seem super immature.  Not surprised.

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Post # 14
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Sugar bee

If she’s not spayed and she’s been running around outside, it’s pretty much a guarantee that she will get pregnant, so… yeah. You absolutely need to keep her inside from now on until after she’s had her kittens AND BEEN SPAYED. She could have 3 litters of kittens every year or end up with cancer of her reproductive organs if she isn’t fixed.

Once she’s further along you’ll be able to feel the babies moving in her belly. Right before she gives birth, like the few days before, she will pull out the fur right around each nipple — this makes it easier for the newborn kittens to find them. PLEASE SPAY HER.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

You know pregnancy (and the potential complications) isn’t the only reason to get a cat spayed, right?  Aside from potentially life-threatening infections and malignant mammary tumours, they’re also more prone to wandering when they’re in heat, which can leave them at risk of traffic accidents and attacks from other animals.

If you’re not a breeder, you should have your animals neutered.  It’s not just about unwanted kittens; the health risks to your pet whether it gets pregnant or not speak for themselves.  And if you can’t afford the vet, then you shouldn’t have a pet.

Source:  I’m a vet!

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