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Only One Kitten?

slong
February 25th, 2004, 07:33 PM
My cat had a kitten yesterday a.m. only one....seems to me that there is more than one in there....when are they coming??? the mother cat seems fine...but like i said it looks like there's a couple in there...she tried labour yesterday pm....seems it went away...this a.m...tiny amount of red discharge...no more than what she did yesterday with her first kitten which is healthy and normal i think ...im confused


help

mona_b
February 25th, 2004, 08:22 PM
First off I have to start by saying this.

Your cat should have been spayed.But the damage has been done.

Did you do any research about cats giving birth?Where you prepared for any complications?

Once she had the first,the others wouldn't be far behind.About 15 mins.

Cats usually have 4-6 kittens.And yes they can also have 1-2 kittens.

Did you feel her tummy when she was pregnant?Was there alot of movement going on?Did you take her to the vet to get her checked when she was pregnant.

The whole delivery takes 2 to 5 hours.But can last up to 12 hours.

Put your hand on her tummy to see if you feel any movement.

Lucky Rescue
February 25th, 2004, 09:55 PM
Yes, it's possible for a cat to have one kitten, but unusual unless the cat is a kitten herself. I've seen it happen exactly once, with a very young mother cat. HOw old is she?

If she is showing ANY signs of laboring, or acting distressed in any way, rush her to the vet.

And make an appointment at the same time to have her spayed.

slong
February 26th, 2004, 03:50 AM
thank you for the informative replies.....but please.
mona_b ...first off..i have to say this

..leave the personal crap about spaying to yourselves.....i dont need peoples personal crusades....answer the question or go to hell...

i came to ask an informative group a specialized question, not about your personal views of animal populations...if i wanted that i'd listen to bob barker

"Did you do any research about cats giving birth?Where you prepared for any complications?"


duhhh??? complications?? vets???
they're cats...funloving, yet disposable...they been giving birth for millions of years....if one or two dont make it....big deal...just dont wanna see it suffer is all, but like i said earlier.....the mother or kitten is not going through any external pain or discomfort

personally ive been through well over 15 different cat litters on the farm, with this never happening b4, so dont come off like im some 12 year old

mona_b
February 26th, 2004, 07:31 AM
Fun loving,yet dispososable?.If one or two don't make oh well???


That's a real nice comment to make about a family pet.

When you come on a site like this that is about rescuing and adopting and fostering,you better be prepared for comments you don't like.


You did not say my cats have had kittens before,but this has never happened before.

So I asked questions so I could help more.I did not treat you like a 12 year old.But I tell you,with that attitude and that mouth,makes me wonder.

chico2
February 26th, 2004, 07:36 AM
"Disposable",honestly,you make me sick..
Vet? as if that is sooo foreign to you? What do you do if the cat is in trouble,watch it die? Shoot it?
and no,nobody here is crusading..just trying to help,mostly the animal in question,that's why this site is called Pets.ca...

I also realize farm-cats are not exactly pets,they have a different function,but by spaying you'll keep the unwanted,unloved cat-population down.15 litters? On an average that would mean about 60 cats,do you keep them all...or what? I shudder to think what happens to all these little creatures:mad:

amaruq
February 26th, 2004, 07:48 AM
Where do these people come from ...honestly?

Catt31
February 26th, 2004, 08:10 AM
Oh my!!! Sounds to me like someone needs a kick in the ass!! Farm cat or not, it is still an animal and she may need help. If she's given birth before, she may be having complications. She does NOT deserve to die!! Informative answers - you'll get, but you'll also get attitude because we all love our pets and will NOT tolerate abuse or neglect to our family members! Mona was just trying to help - relax a little!!! For the cats sake, I hope you find your heart!! It might be under that haystack!

Lucky Rescue
February 26th, 2004, 08:13 AM
Where do these people come from ...honestly?

Sadly, "these people" seem to be in the majority, and are the reason why millions of cats and dogs are dying every year.

They lack the most basic sense of responsibility and really couldn't care less about the damage they are doing, and the innocent creatures they are causing to suffer.

Honestly, most 12 year olds are more compassionate and aware.:(

wAggie
February 26th, 2004, 09:31 PM
I need to move to the states & get myself a shot gun.

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

chico2
February 26th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Come on know girl,calm down:D You would not want to do that now,would you:p

mona_b
February 26th, 2004, 09:40 PM
Ummmmmmm he/she may not be back.

HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE...:p

wAggie
February 26th, 2004, 10:48 PM
well... no... Anita, but.... grrr


some *ahem* really need a sold smack across the head and a "WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING??!!!!!"


that better? *bats lashes innocently* ;)