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How can I tell if my cat is in labor????

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How can i tell if my cat is in labor......It's a week till she is do.clap.gif

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It's been quite a few years since I had a cat with kittens but I do remember them being very clingy and wanting a lot of affection from me right before giving birth. They will lose interest in food - start pacing around - they will make their "bed" where they plan on giving birth - sometimes will become talkative and noisy.  

 

Here's a website that might give you more info. Good luck! http://ezinearticles.com/?Cat-Labor-Signs---7--Ways-To-Tell-That-Your-Cat-is-About-to-Give-Birth--&id=806357

Two old people and two young-adult children. One rescued black and tan American Coon Hound, and a Boston terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy. RIP "Buster Brown", best chocolate lab ever 6/29/02 - 3/31/14. Home of "The Best Mouser In The World", Lily, a calico cat that adopted us. RIP to my lead hen, Lucy. =( 2 Black Star's, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Buff Orp, 1 EE, and 1 Delaware. New BLRW chick! The...
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Two old people and two young-adult children. One rescued black and tan American Coon Hound, and a Boston terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy. RIP "Buster Brown", best chocolate lab ever 6/29/02 - 3/31/14. Home of "The Best Mouser In The World", Lily, a calico cat that adopted us. RIP to my lead hen, Lucy. =( 2 Black Star's, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Buff Orp, 1 EE, and 1 Delaware. New BLRW chick! The...
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Actually had a cat have kittens about two months ago. It was my first time so I did a lot of searching.

 

Here are a few links that helped me.

http://www.2ndchance.info/felinelabor.htm

http://ezinearticles.com/?Cat-Labor-Signs---7--Ways-To-Tell-That-Your-Cat-is-About-to-Give-Birth--&id=806357

 

The thing that first got me to realize that my cat was in labor, was that I was pretty sure she was having contractions. So I checked to see about some of the other signs. How old is your cat? Mine was only about 8-9 months when she had hers and she rejected them because she was so young.

I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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sometimes they will pant

I am the mama of 9 full-grown hens: 1 Dominikers, 1 Partridge Rock, and 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 gold comets

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I am the mama of 9 full-grown hens: 1 Dominikers, 1 Partridge Rock, and 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 gold comets

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My cat is a 1 year old........How many cats can she have???

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The typical size for a litter of kittens is 3 to 5, and young cats are supposed to have smaller litters, but some cats don't read the rules. Squeaky and Tiger's mother was less than a year old, and she had 9!th.gif

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Good luck! Kittens are sure cute, but please be responsible and spay her after this. There are a lot of great cats and kittens who are put down because there are far too many cats and not nearly enough homes. smile.png

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Good luck! Kittens are sure cute, but please be responsible and spay her after this. There are a lot of great cats and kittens who are put down because there are far too many cats and not nearly enough homes. smile.png

X2!  Cat's can have multiple litters per year and can reproduce by 6 months of age or so; If not spayed, this one litter now could easily result in about 100 or more new kittens within the next year...do the math. th.gifIt's mind boggling.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Good luck! Kittens are sure cute, but please be responsible and spay her after this. There are a lot of great cats and kittens who are put down because there are far too many cats and not nearly enough homes. smile.png

I agree...and I will tell you what I have told pregnant women about labor(am old retired midwife0) - you WILL know!  don't laugh - I really know you will - make sure she has some privacy and water to drink.  If she is outside she will hide...maybe bring her in so you can observe. Go with her flow if she seems to want or not want your attention be respectful - most momma kittys do just fine without our 'help'.  I agree about check link noted above for limits of normal but again she will most ikely do just fine - be sure to 'treat' her when all seems done and I usually feed my nursing cat moms( I foster moms and kittens for local SPCA) kitten food for extra oomph!  Have fun!  is awesome experience - but once will be enough.

10 assorted hens, 1 'roo -  1 Jack Russell, 1 lhasa apso, 1 beagle/coonhound, 1 'road' dog,  2 sweet little alley cats...and 1 chick! 
So...plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers(or chickens!).

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10 assorted hens, 1 'roo -  1 Jack Russell, 1 lhasa apso, 1 beagle/coonhound, 1 'road' dog,  2 sweet little alley cats...and 1 chick! 
So...plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers(or chickens!).

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