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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is my not-pregnant cat lactating??

I was rubbing Alices belly just now and I felt a tiny scab on one of her nipples so I took a closer look thinking it might be a scratch or something.

The scab had almost fallen off so I pulled it and some clear-ish liquid came out I checked her other nipples and there were no scabs but 2 other ones secreted the same stuff when I squeezed (lightly).

None of her nipples are red or tender but I noticed the ones that had the secretions have what feels like fatty tissue underneath, well, like a boob.

Is this normal?? There is 100% no way she could be pregnant. Should I be concerned?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 11:40 PM
 
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Is she spayed?
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nope. The other two are though and she has never been outside. I know this for sure as I am a stay at home cat mom.

I checked out Pinky's nipples and the are smaller and have no secretions.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-12-2005, 11:51 PM
 
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How old is she?
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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12 mo.
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She could be having a false pregnancy, or she could have a mammary infection like mastitis, but the latter is pretty uncommon in cats that haven't had kittens.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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False pregnancy??? OMG what is that?

She's totally healthy.....eats, drinks, poo's and wets, plays, acts totally normal.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 06:18 AM
 
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Meaile, a vet visit ASAP is in order, please have your kitty seen without delay.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmm....well I have quite a few hours to wait for something like that.

Can you give me a reson or an idea on why I would need to go see a vet?
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 06:40 AM
 
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Basically because this is a highly abnormal condition that needs to be checked and treated.

You need to keep in mind that leaving a female cat intact is what leads to breast cancer, a disease that is always fatal in cats.
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