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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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We have a stray cat...I think she is pregnant

We just about 2 weeks ago had a cat show up on our farm. She is all white with green eyes. Lately she has been getting very large in the belly. I have noticed her nipples are very pink and the hair around them seems to be falling out. I breed dogs so I know alot of birthing dogs. Cats I have never done before. She is very sweet and loves attention. She rubs on me and the kids....she purrs and rolls on her back and you can rub her belly. I am allowing her to live in the garage and giving her fresh food and water. I am trying to decide how to take care of her and the kittens when they arrive. I plan to hopefully get her fixed when she has weaned them...and find the kittens homes. I was going to let her stay here and keep her updated on shots and wormings. I just can't have her in the house since I have an 9 year old female cat that hates other cats. Unless I could find a home for her I think this cat could stay a farm cat. Great help with the mouse population. Here is a few pics of her...tell me if you think she is pregnant.







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she is preggies thats for sure .. but she has a way to go yet .... probably 3/4 weeks still.

You are going to have to confine her with a box otherwise she could have her kits anywhere and that isnt safe

She is a pretty gilry

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I agree with Carol. She's pregnant, and unless she's going to have only one or two kittens, she has a few weeks to go. She is a lovely looking cat. It would be so nice if she could be someone's pet.

It's kind of you to care for her. I hope she can have her kittens in an enclosed area in a nice cozy box. Keep us informed, ok?

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http://maxshouse.com/kitten_care.htm




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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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Oh yeah... she's a momma. I concur with above statements... give her a nice "birthing box" in a good safe/dry area... keep her source of water/food nearby and hopefully she will birth there. Pregnant kitties are always so affectionate... she's a beauty!!
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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well i have her in the garage now...with a nice blanket lots of food and water.....little litter box too. I am taking her to the vet tomorrow for a feline leukemia(sp?) test. If she is negative then she will be moving in. My other cat will just have to deal...lol My dog is another story and I am sure will learn real quick not to mess with a cat who still has claws. Wish me luck...if she won't use a litter box its back to the garage...but I have heat lamps that I can give her to keep the kittens warm when they get here!
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I think that's wonderful! I had collies and all of my cats got along great with my dogs. I hope the test is negative!




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my dog is a one year old black lab....she is very sweet just a little hyper at times...lol i am sure she will do fine once the newness of the kitty wears off
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She sure is sweet and I hope she gives birth somewhere safe.
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Cute little kitty! You children are adorable!
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The pictures with your children are so sweet! What a beautiful cat! You will have to keep us updated! This will be fun to keep up with the progress. Have you named her? What do your kids think?
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