Our cat practices family planning!

Cat on family planning - Cat drinking too much water
@Ricko82 (585)
Philippines
July 12, 2007 5:10am CST
We have a 2.6 years old female cat at home and she had given birth to only 1 litter since we got her. That was when she was about 8 months old. We wonder why she never got pregnant when she has many suitors when she's in heat. But my niece had the answer to our conundrum. She told us that our cat pratices family planning, and you might not agree with the method that our cat is using. It might sound a little inhumane to you - or more like inanimal, depends on how you take it really. Parents you might wanna let your kids out of the room before I tell you her method. The method; drown her babies while they are still in her womb. This cat can finish almost a litter and a half of water a day after few weeks of being in heat. She just fills her stomach with too much water that after a while she'll bleed and terminate the pregnancy. My niece thought, maybe, this is her way of having an abortion - not recommended for humans, "not at all". But sincerely guys, LOL, do you think that our cat has some health problems that we need to see a vet soon? She stops over drinking after the pregnancy is aborted. What do you think? Keep safety!_
4 responses
@raychill (6530)
• United States
12 Jul 07
If your cat drinks a lot of water normally that's never a good sign, but being as she just drinks during pregnancy, I'm not sure. Is there a reason you guys haven't had her spade? Unless you're using her for breeding purposes, since she isn't allowing herself to birth any more litters, I'd think it would be a very good and very healthy choice for you guys to have the cat spade so she won't have to kill any more litters and/or so she can stay healthy. As Bob Barker always said "Help Control the animal population. Have your pets Spade or Neutered." you know know? I'd definitely opt to take the cat to the vets either way and have her checked out.
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@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
No, quite honestly, we don't want her to have another litter. But we will have our cat check b a vet soon. I hope it's not something serious. Thank you for the reply...
@raychill (6530)
• United States
13 Jul 07
If you don't want her to have another litter I would definitely suggest having her spade then. Not only to prevent litters but for her own health. Animals usually have a better life span if they are spade or neutered and if she's killing her own babies, then it's probably good practice to have her spade.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
I think that there is something major wrong with your cat...Its not funny. get her to the vet asap. Firstly if she drinks a lot of water thats an indication for kidney problems and if she keeps on absorbing the kittens she could have cycts, cancer or something wrong inside her.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
I absolutely agree with you. It's not at all funny. I'll hae our cat check by a vet soon. i hope it's not that serious like cyst or something. That's kinda hard to treat I suppose. Thanks for the comment.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
The sooner that you get her to vet the better, that way he can do tests and see whats exactly wrong, but honestly it dosnt sound good to be doing that all the time..It might be worth your while getting her spayed, she will be a much happier content cat with a long life ahead of her.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
13 Jul 07
You might want to consider getting her fixed. She might end up with a 'friable uterus', which can make her sick. Especially with the bleeding.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
I hope the problem is not that serious. I'll have our cat check by a vet soon. Thanks for the comment.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
sounds like when the cat gets pregnant she gets an infection and drinks water because she is running a fever and then she looses the kittens. We had a cat that this happened to once and we had to have her spayed for her health. Id be having her fixed right away.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
I'll have our cat check by a vet soon. We might have her spayed if the problem is her pregnancy. Thank you for the comment.