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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2003, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pregnancy, Cats, Seizures?

Anyone ever heard of pregnacy induced seizures in cats? My himalayan cat Yasmin never had a seizure in the two years of her life until recently. Just as we noticed them we also noticed she was getting plump. Then one day I get a phone call from the finacee saying I feel something moving in her stomach.... Needless to say she is now the size of a basketball and ready to burst. I am wondering if the seizures were induced by her pregnancy. Anyone heard of this? I guess we'll just wait and see if they go away after pregnancy since the vet wont give phenobarb to a pregnant kitty.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2003, 10:55 PM
 
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I personally have never had anything pregnant before in my life-so I wouldn't know
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Could be a calcium deficiency ... are you giving her kitten food to eat while she's pregnant? That's what our office recommends, they need the extra nutrients.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2003, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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After having owned chinchillas for almost three years now, you think I would have thought of that... lol! I will try that! Thanks Jade
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Hehe. You're welcome, Liv!

Also, make sure you watch her while nursing. Look for tremors, fever, etc -- if she shows those, she'll probably need to see a vet right away b/c it's indicative of eclampsia.

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In some areas referred to as "milk fever".

I've never seen anything like that - but then, I haven't seen everything! I'm sure you've changed her diet now, but if you weren't aware of the pregnancy before you didn't have a reason to.

Won't that be fun?? Kittens!! If they just didn't grow up.......

Good luck - I hope she doesn't have any more problems.

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Oh how fun, I remeber when our cat had kittens. We didn't know she was pregnant either until she got HUGE!!! She never had any problems until her first baby started coming it was stuck in her half way in and half out for over an hour scarry, I was alone and I had no idea what I was doing all I had was a stupid book with directions...yeah right it's not the same!!LOL! I hope all goes well and she is ok afterwards!!! OOOHHH!!! I want a baby kitty!!!
 
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She had two kittens, one was dead at birth and she killed the other one two days later. Gary says we have to find her a new home. He can't stand to look at her anymore
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