Post # 1
long story short.. i have a female cat and male cat neither are fixed. we hadn’t realized how old they were getting. she is about 1 he is about 7 months.
I know she has been in heat before and he never gives her any loving he always tries to attack her and play. kinda funny.
anyway i noticed she was more affectionate lately and thought it had been cause of my pregnancy… but i read this is a sign of cat pregnancy. she was going into heat what seemed monthly and it has been over a month since she did. In fact it seems like its been since before we knew i was pregnant which im always 14w and we found out at about 5w.
her nipples seem way more obvious then they used to be.. but i cant recall what they looked like before. i have two pictures and am hoping for advice from vets or other cat mommas who have had pregnant cats!! thanks!!
Post # 3
I’ve never noticed a difference in a cat’s nipples. Then again, I’ve never examined them on a regular basis for funsies.
Post # 4
Yeah, there’s a good chance you have a pregnant cat. You really need to get at least one of them spayed/neutered.
Post # 5
@Hyperventilate: i dont even know what her nipples are like normally for some reason when i picked her up i was like why do your nipples feel large all the sudden. i could just be having a weird day! but now im all paranoid! so i want to get some opinions if i need to being her in!
Post # 6
Cats will go into heat regularily if they are not pregnant or have not mated (every couple of weeks). If she is pregnant, or mated with your male cat but did not get pregnant, then she would go longer without going into heat again.
Take her to you vet, they can palpate for any babies. Depending on when she may/may not have gotten pregnant they can take a radiograph to look for babies. If it is too early in the pregnancy to see babies they can use ultrasound to find a fetal heart beat.
Post # 7
cats mature very quickly, so I’m surprised it’s taken this long for them to get it on. That said, the only way to tell is to take her to the vet… even then they won’t know until she’s really far along anyway. Cats are only pregnant for like 9 weeks or something ridiculous like that. Good luck and get them fixed ASAP.
I don’t know about girl cats that aren’t fixed, but my (neutered) boy cat’s nipples are flat flat flat. I’ve only seen noticeable nipples on lactating cats or cats that have had kittens already.
Post # 8
@gpsp2B: i strongly suggest you take them both to the vet, see if she’s pregnant and get them both fixed asap or the kittens will keep on coming and there’s already too many stray cats and cats in shelters
Post # 9
@wandering_gypsy: yeah my male cats nipples are like the size of a seseme seed i could barely find them.
I’m well aware that they need to be fixed we were tending to a lot of my medical problems and time just got carried away the vet we brought them too wanted to wait til after 6 months they were both runts and were very small. I realize the vet is the only true way to find out but im just trying to get some insight because i dont want to bring her in too soon and spend a ton of money on ultrasounds and tests to have to bring her back later. well trying to avoid this.
and i wont be bringing them to the shelter we will care for them until they’re old enough and get them nice homes. theres a local place that does cheap neuter and spay for kittens that i just learned about so we will be looking into that for our cats as well.
Post # 10
@wandering_gypsy: It’s because her male cat has only been matured about a month or two so depending on when the female went into heat, this was probably his first shot (no pun intended) at catching her in her fertile time.
@gpsp2B: I looked online and her nipples do look enlarged. I also checked Maeby’s nipples and hers are waaaaay smaller. If that helps at all. My money is really on her being KU. DH’s dad was director of the Humane Society in Cowlitz and Clark counties, and he says they definitely look pregnant.
Post # 11
@Mrs.Maeby: eeeeek thanks lady :] appreciate your help as a fellow december mamma and cat mamma :]
guess ill be calling the vet tomorrow! and guess i gotta stop calling the male kitty baby kitty… funny cause i call the female kitty momma kitty. she took the baby kitty under her wing and helped clean him when he was just a fuzz ball! lol guess she really might be momma kitty now!
Post # 12
@Mrs.Maeby: I wasn’t trying to be rude, I just don’t understand the “waiting to fix them” if you have a male and female in the same house, I get that boys stuff needs to drop, but the “waiting until they are 6 months old” (or come into heat first) isn’t really necessary anymore… Most vets in my area will spay/neuter as long as the animal is over 2 lbs (and the necessary junk is easy to get to)… With cats that’s usually the 3 month mark.
I worked at an animal shelter and saw lots of kittens having kittens, it’s really sad.
Post # 13
We took in a stray cat years ago. I went to pet her one day and realized her nipples were sticking out. That cat turned out to be pregnant.
Post # 14
Looks like she has the body changes of being bred.. no telling if it took at this stage.
<-former breeder of ESH and Persians
Post # 15
Take her to the vet and see what they say and if she is start working out what you are going to do with the kittens now. If she isn’t book both of them in to get desexed.
Post # 16
@gpsp2B: T_T You had two cats of different genders and never got them fix? DX She’s def pregnant… Get both cats to the vet ASAP (like, next week) Get boy kitty fixed, and ask about girl kitty’s condition. If she is not prego, get her neutered.