Has a cat a water break?

Question:
I was wondering if a cat has a water that breaks when she is going into labor.

Answer:
This is not common. Normally kittens are delivered in a sac with fluid. The sac may burst while coming out. Often the mother helps to open it. In humans the water often breaks long before the actual birth.

It is not uncommon in cats that during contractions a yellowy fluid or some blood comes out but this is not the same as the water you are referring to.

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Apr 02, 2013
cats labor??? NEW
by: Anonymous

does a cats water breakage look brownish red or is that a sign of labour???

Sep 11, 2010
Question
by: Anonymous

Question? A week ago my prego ready to pop any day cat was overly affectionate and meowing a ton. I thought by now the kittens would be here but after a day and a half of it she stopped and has been her normal self. She is starting to sleep more the last few days. I don't know where abouts time frame she got prego but I do know her nipples are lactating. Should I be worried?

Jul 26, 2009
Discharge
by: Anonymous

I am so glad to hear that! I have been searching everywhere for info on this. My cat has been "leaking" for three days...sometimes clear and sometimes a little bloody. I called my vet but they said I should only be concerned if the discharge was greenish/black or smelly (it has no odour. However, they also said that I should be having kittens within hours (i called them the first day) and we still have nothing. She is happy (purring) and affectionate so I am not too worried...yet.

Mar 17, 2008
Yes
by: Rah

I would say that yes it is common, but we don't usually see it. There is water in there filling up all the space in the uterus- and that water has to come out sometime. Usually the water just seeps out and the mum licks it away as quickly as it comes.

However, in my case, I have a momma cat that actually had her water break this weekend- a bunch of odorless, colourless fluid gushed out and then more slowly seeped out for several hours afterwards.

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