Pregnant or just fat?
December 21, 2006 11:42 PM Subscribe
Is my cat pregnant or am I just paranoid?
posted by Ariadne to Pets & Animals (11 answers total)
We adopted a wonderful kitty on October 29th. She was at least 6 months old when we got her and had previously been feral. Lately, she's looking a little fat, especially from above, looking down. She doesn't seem to eat anymore than usual and this is the same brand of cat food that I have fed every cat I've ever owned.
She has also started (within the past two weeks) chewing up a card board box and spending a lot of time in it, almost like she is making a nest.
All of the websites I've googled seem to indicate that I would know if she were pregnant at about 3 weeks by the size of her nipples but I see nothing unusual. I've felt her entire abdomen area and it feels much larger than what I think it should be but I don't feel individual kittens in it.
Behavior wise, she has become very affectionate and clingy in the past two weeks. I originally attributed this to her finally becoming used to her new owners and environment but now I'm not so sure.
I had planned on having her vaccinated and checked out by a vet after the holidays but the websites I've looked at seem to indicate that if she were pregnant, she would be delivering by January 1st.
Am I crazy or am I about to have a lap full of adorable black kittens? Please pardon my ignorance of feline reproduction, I've only had neutered male cats in the past.