Have u ever helped your cat gave birth??

@ladyjava (1186)
Malaysia
January 28, 2007 4:29am CST
WOW! This was quite an experience, not once but twice for us. Our Minnie, had always had difficult birth. Her first was a breach baby, u know where the legs are out first, she was straining so hard that we know something was wrong, so i called my husband to hold her and true enough her placenta had burst and one of the kitten's leg was wiggling out, no sign of other leg though.. after a few minutes of massaging her tummy and slowly shifting her opening, we were able to "grab" the second leg, And thank God, he's around with us now named Smokey. We also had to help her with her second birth as her baby simply refuse to come out. It was stuck at the opening.. (big baby). We could see its face being pressed at the opening.. so we had to press her out.. unfortunately that one did not survive as it too too long to exit to womb. We spayed Minnie after that. Anyone has their story to tell?
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@carmella (496)
• United States
30 Jan 07
We also had to help a breech birth. Just like yours, only one leg out and we had to massage and work on her until the other leg appeared and then we were able to get the little guy out. He was the only kitten she had that litter.
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@ladyjava (1186)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
Cool.. it must be quiet an experience for you eh... and for both me and hubby.. Minnie had more after the 1st one.. another breech and a normal one after that..
@Lilsanta (35)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I brought a cat home from work one day not knowing that she wa prego. After a few months we knew what was going to happen. I found her laying in a box of loose light bulbs, you know they were not in the sleeve anymore. She had already had one kitten. The box was sitting on top of the refrig. in the garage. I took the box down, carefully took the light bulbs out and put a towel in there. Let mama finish her job and surprise-4 more kitties came!
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@ladyjava (1186)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
congratsss..must be nice to bring home one and end up with 5..new additions are always welcome in the family right? :)
@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
30 Jan 07
I have no cats, I adopt two dogs only. I love dogs more than cats.
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@ladyjava (1186)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
well.. everyone has their preferences.. but most important is that once we take up a pet, we should treat them like part of the family.. and love them unconditionally as well :)
• United States
28 Jan 07
No, I didn't help with any births my cat had. A few hours before giving birth, she would want me to be with her all the time. But, the births were always fast and farily easy. I could tell she was in pain just before birth, though, but it was short. We finally had her spade after a couple of litters.
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@ladyjava (1186)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 07
lucky u... and her... we only have one of our cats that had a fairly easy birth.. it just plop out...but she's not a good mother though.. so we had to bottle-feed all her babies to supplement as she refuse to nurse...
• United States
28 Jan 07
I never helped one give birth but I have helped a kitten start breathing after it was born.
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@ladyjava (1186)
• Malaysia
28 Jan 07
wow.. how did u manage that? do tell.. sounds very interesting