- Aug 25, 2008
Friends of mine found a small female cat that was starving a few weeks ago. They took her home, fed her, and had her updated on shots at a vet. I was looking for a barn cat, so they gave her to me. By the time I got her, her belly was very swolen. The vet told them that it was because she had been starving, and when she started eating again, her belly swelled. He said it would take a little while to go back down. He also said that she was about 10 months old and not spayed. She eats really well, but is still skin and bones with a with a huge belly. I noticed today that her nipples are much more pronounced than normal. This happened to my dog just before she had pups, so I wonder if she might be pregnant. I felt around for movement in her stomach, but it just feels like a lump to me. I've never had a pregnant cat, so I don't know what to look for. How do I know? Shouldn't the vet have noticed when he saw her? Can cats have babies year-round? I've only heard about kittens in the spring. She's extremely friendly, but she's very inactive for a young cat. We thought this was due to her recovering from starving just a few weeks ago, but now I'm not sure. Between us and our friends, we've had her for about 3 weeks.