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Hi,<br><br>
Our indoor kitty had kittens about 6 weeks ago (a misjudgement of her age, and we had an unfixed male - he's now fixed!). A few weeks ago she started meowing - a lot. At first we thought she might be in heat again, but she wasn't displaying any other signs. She is still doing this. Sometimes it is apparent that she is trying to call her kittens to come nurse, or to just check on them, but other times, there is no rhyme or reason.<br><br>
The only other symptom she is having is that she has goop coming out of one eye, no temp. though. She is eating well and drinking enough. We just want to know if this is normal or if there might be something wrong with her.<br><br>
I have looked online, but I cant' find anything conclusive, or even that applies to this situation.<br><br>
Thank you if you have anything to offer.<br><br>
Julie
 

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the goopy eye thing is sometimes a sign of respiratory infection in cats. maybe have her checked out to be on the safe side
 

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i had a cat while i was growing up that a vet told me was a super breeder.<br>
she would have a litter, and just as they were starting to wean or when she would wean them she would have about a week, then would go into heat and get pregnant again. she was GOOD at escaping when she wasnt allowed out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br>
in 6 years she had MANY litters not just 6. so she technically COULD be going into heat again. either way i'd take her to the vet to check her out.
 

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I'd think she is going into heat. They can still go into heat, even if the kittens are still nursing. Take her to the vet, get the eye checked out and get her spayed NOW.
 

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She could be going into a 'silent heat'. Animals can go into estrus and only display one or two symptoms, or none at all, but still be fertile. If you never noticed her in heat the first time, this could be her normal estrus symptoms.<br><br>
She could have a bit of an eye infection. Keep it clean by wiping it out with paper towel dipped in warm water. It usually goes away on its own.<br><br>
And GET HER SPAYED NOW! Sorry to shout, but really this is serious. There are about 2 million cats put to sleep in American animal shelters every year. An unspayed cat is also at high risk of pyometra (uterine infection that often happens when a cat goes into heat and doesn't get pregnant) and mammary cancer.
 

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Yeah, she is going into heat. Sometimes they do not show the other signs.<br><br><a href="http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/01-faq/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/01-faq/index.asp</a><br><br>
The site above says that females can be spayed while nursing. It also says that kittens can breed as young as 4 months old.
 

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Really? I did not know that. Are there other symptoms of respiratory infection? Thanks for the heads up, that does not sound good at all.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd think she is going into heat. They can still go into heat, even if the kittens are still nursing. Take her to the vet, get the eye checked out and get her spayed NOW.</div>
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Yeah, she's getting spayed, it's next on our list. I feel awful that she got pregnant, as all our cats are indoor cats. After her, we are getting the boy kittens neutered first, then the girl kitten, we won't be doing this again! I guess she's going to the vet sooner than I thought.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">She could be going into a 'silent heat'. Animals can go into estrus and only display one or two symptoms, or none at all, but still be fertile. If you never noticed her in heat the first time, this could be her normal estrus symptoms.<br><br>
She could have a bit of an eye infection. Keep it clean by wiping it out with paper towel dipped in warm water. It usually goes away on its own.<br><br>
And GET HER SPAYED NOW! Sorry to shout, but really this is serious. There are about 2 million cats put to sleep in American animal shelters every year. An unspayed cat is also at high risk of pyometra (uterine infection that often happens when a cat goes into heat and doesn't get pregnant) and mammary cancer.</div>
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We didn't really notice the first heat, only that the boy cat was REALLY interested in her. The first morning I woke up to find them, I called all the vets around to try and get him fixed, they all had waiting lists! I was so upset. We tried to keep them away from each other, but I we must have been too late. So he is fixed now, which solved many problems, and she'll be next. We do feel so bad about letting her get pregnant, we thought she was younger than what she turned out to be. I actually have a lot of guilt about it because of the reasons you stated in your post.<br><br>
Thanks for the advice on the eye, I have been cleaning it, and it does seem some what better, at least she is opening her eye now, she wasn't yesterday.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, she is going into heat. Sometimes they do not show the other signs.<br><br><a href="http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/01-faq/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/01-faq/index.asp</a><br><br>
The site above says that females can be spayed while nursing. It also says that kittens can breed as young as 4 months old.</div>
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Thanks for the link. We both had been thinking we had a few months. I can't believe they can breed as young 4 months, we were lucky then, she was 7 months I think.<br><br>
Julie
 
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