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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cat having kittens questions...

Last night our cat went into labor and only had one kitten. I know that sometimes it takes a while before the next one comes. But it's almost 20 hours later and she doesn't seem like she is going to have any more...

However, it still feels as though she is pregnant.

I'm wondering if it is possible for to have one kitten and (if still pregnant) have the other a few days later?

Or was I wrong in thinking that it isn't normal for cats to have only one kitten?









And because it makes me smile, here are pictures of the new kitten.



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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 04:23 PM
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I'd like to ask you to please call a vet immediately. I know we have some members who can answer this question, but they're not here right now. I don't want to risk your cat's life by making you wait for them.

Good luck and please keep us updated.

Oh, and kitten pics are great!
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I know absolutely nothing about kittens, so when I saw your incredible pics, I was struck by the sharp little claws of a new-born kitten. I was wondering, although they LOOK sharp, are they actually soft? The thought went through my mind...."Ouch, that must have hurt!!"
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 05:46 PM
 
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I know absolutely nothing about kittens, so when I saw your incredible pics, I was struck by the sharp little claws of a new-born kitten. I was wondering, although they LOOK sharp, are they actually soft? The thought went through my mind...."Ouch, that must have hurt!!"
I was thinking the same thing. As if pregnancy is not hard enough now they have to add claws to the equation.


I would also recommend contacting the vet, but here is a thread that talks about how long labor can last. Read what CJ has to say
https://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=15981
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They aren't soft -- but they are thick, so they don't scratch like an older cats would. At about three weeks (from what I remember), they were able to retract the claws.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2005, 06:41 PM
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You should call your vet! Did she expell the placenta? that could also still be in there and needs to come out. If you think she feels like she still may have kittens you need to get her help. 20 hours between babies is a long time. Is there any green discharge? It may be possible for her to have only 1 but, I sure wouldn't take that chance.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 04:49 AM
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What happened? Is she okay? My pregnant foster cats sister, who gave birth at my sisters house, only had one huge kitten too.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 04:50 AM
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Forgot to add - because she's only had one kitten, you have to keep it!!!
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Retaining a kitten(s) can be potentially life threatening for the mother. I would recommend you have a vet palpate her to see if she has any more in there.


timskitties - yes, they are sharp!
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-05-2005, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oddly enough, it's just the one kitten.

And since it is just one, it shall be living here and I don't have to go through giving any of them up!
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