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Old 12-17-2009, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I'm fostering a pregnant cat for the local shelter.. My friend who works there told me she spoke with the vet tech, who spoke with the vet, who said the cat will "drop" in anywhere from 1-7days..

Does "drop" mean "give birth" or for her belly to drop? If it means for her belly to drop, how long after her belly drops will she give birth?

She's really affectionate and vocal. I'm pretty sure she's showing nesting behavior.. It's hard to tell because I already have two birthing boxes set up for her so she really doesn't have to look around.. Earlier today she was trying to get in my closet, and then in my dresser drawers.. But for the most part she has just slept all day long every day for the past 4 days.

She's not that big, but I think it may be because she only has a few kittens in there..
Here's a pic from yesterday or the day before

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have an answer to your question but I have to say that blanket is TOOOO purfect and she is an adorable pregger-kitty
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hahaha.. Thank you


One reason that I'm so anxious to know is that I will be flying out of state on the 23rd and she will be boarded at the shelter for 5 days.. I REALLY hope she will give birth before then...

I was going to foster a pregnant cat before for the shelter and the next day when I went to pick her up she had already given birth over night.. I still fostered her and her kittens for 2 months, but I REALLY would have loved to witness the birth...

I'd really hate to miss it again... 6 1/2 more days until I leave..
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To my untrained eye, it looks like she'll pop before then, she is so big.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Her belly is very big.. But when she's laying on her side you can't see it as well.. Here are some photos that I took 10 minutes ago:








Thank you for the fast replies.. It means a lot
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There should be more knowledgeable people on later tonight. Best of luck!!!!
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm far from knowledgeable about kitty pregnancies, but I've been around horses giving birth and such. I just did a quick google search and came up with this website http://www.cat-pregnancy-report.com/...ing-birth.html that seems to have quite a bit of information, and I'm sure like raecarrow said it's likely that more people will answer later.

But what a lucky girl she is to be able to (hopefully!) give birth and raise her babies in a warm home!

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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throughout the day yesterday her temperature was below 100.. it was in the 99's... But today it's just over 100.. It's like 100.2-100.5...

I know when it drop bellow 100 that means that she should give birth within 24 hours.. but it's almost been 48 hours and her temp is up again now..

Is fluctuating temperature a sign that she will give birth soon?


Thank you for your post, ETrescued. I've pretty much read up on every website there is on pregnant cats... but thank you
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank you for your post, ETrescued. I've pretty much read up on every website there is on pregnant cats... but thank you
I imagined this was the case ! She is super cute and seems to be awfully relaxed. Be sure to post pictures of her little ones!

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just took her temperature after my last post and it is 99.1! That's a great sign.. I just hope it doesn't go up again.. After speaking with the vet today (he didn't see her, It was an appointment for my dog.. but I asked him a quick question) he said that the temperature should be 98ish when she's ready for birth.... 99.1 is pretty darn close!
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