Aurora’s appointment went well today. Her heart sounded good. She’s one happy and healthy, soon to be mama cat of five sweet baby kittens!
Our veterinarian went ahead with an X-Ray in order to determine approximately how many kittens we should be expecting. We do this as a precaution for when the kittens are delivered. We like to know that all kittens have been delivered safely and are accounted for. This is also meant as a protective measure for the mother cat. We want the delivery to be as healthy and as risk free as possible. (It’s also just fun to know how many there are and to see the babies!…kind of like how people get an ultrasound.)
Three kittens are clustered together and two others are side by side. With the X-Ray, it is a little hard to tell what you’re looking at. I tried to kind of guess where the heart of each kitten would be, based off of what our veterinarian showed me. You can sort of see the outline of each kittens’ spine, as well as each skull.
Rory was a little anxious at her appointment. So, she got a little extra spoiling after we got back home. A little quality tuna, a new catnip smelling crinkle fish toy, and a lot of extra loving were just what a stressed out mama cat needs to sooth her frazzled nerves… and a long deserved nap.