Cat Marley
Marley

Marley, my female cat american shorthair, has secretion from penis / vagina

My cat started showing signs of labor last Tuesday night; nesting, HUGE increase in appetite, lots of purring, following me everywhere, etc. Last night she started having noticeable contractions (she looked like a soccer ball with legs) that lasted from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, some were as close together as 2 minutes while some of them were more like 30 minutes. She has been laying her body across my lap with her front feet dangling off today and I can of course feel the babies and they have been visibly moving for the last week. Last night her appetite plummeted and she's hardly eating at all now. We're talking eating 5-6 times a day to once maybe twice now, my other cat who is also a female has been grooming her quite a bit and has been very attentive to her. She has been spending lots of time laying on the floor on her side and whimpering and when she stands up it's like she's huffing. I noticed this afternoon that her eyes looked strange...they were much more dilated than usual and when I compared them to my other cats hers were quite a bit larger. I checked them again a few hours later and they had not gone down in size but also they haven't dilated more which is strange considering it is night time now. They're stuck at about 50% dilation and are non responsive to light stimulation and she is trying to hide. This is her first pregnancy and she is very small 10.5 lbs before pregnancy, and has very narrow hips however they have visibly spread. She has two sausage shaped lumps on either side of her belly, I'm not sure if they're her babies or her mammaries or what but I don't want to poke and praud anything! I have gently laid my hand on them and put very slight pressure on her belly and she scratched and bit me which is out of character for her. She has left 3 separate spots of clear/watery discharge in different places of the house now. I'm just hoping and praying that this is somewhat normal and that she isn't experiencing complications because of how little she is :(

reproductive system cancer
about 4 years ago
Information about Marley
  • Species: Cat
  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 2 years
  • Sterilized: No
  • Dewormed and deloused recently: Yes
  • Symptoms: Vaginal discharge
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Marley, my female cat american shorthair, has secretion from penis / vagina
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Barkibot A.I.
Barkibot A.I.

Hello!

There are several signs you can notice that means your cat is ready to give a birth:
- She starts making the "nest" few days before giving birth
- She avoids her owner, or persistently seeking the owner
- She is very anxious before giving birth
- She is often licking her genitals, that means she is ready to give birth
- She loses her appetite
- She's meowing
- Few hours before giving birth, she will expel a mucus-like liquid from her genitals (after expelling liquid, she should have her first kitten in 10 to 12 hours)
- You can notice her contractions.

If you notice something weird, her leaking too much from her genitals or bleeding, you should take her as soon as possible to your veterinary clinic, as it could be a problem with the foetuses. Your veterinarian will examine her and if it is necessary, perform an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is going well, or if there is some problem. In case kittens have died inside the uterus, she could have had an infection that is critical to treat.

All the best for you and Marley.

Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

about 4 years ago