It's possible!! Maybe you should ask the vet there to take a look at her.
I think her being pregnant is a good possibility.
I'd lean towards pregnant based on that nipple and the fact that it looks like a firm/tight stomach, not hangy-down/fat stomach. But it's not like I've seen a lot of pregnant cat nipples lately.
Yep, but I have seen a few pregnant cats. The nipple says it all. I wouldn't be surprised if she were pregnant right now.
A vet will be able to tell best, of course.
Generally, a fat cat's belly is squishy. A pregnant cat's belly, after 3-4 weeks of being pregnant (she would be at least that if you've had her a few weeks) would be firmer, and if you feel gently with your fingers, you may notice 'lumps' within.
Nipples turn rose and swell, but without knowing what she looked like before (or comparing to another female cat) that may not be an obvious sign. the closer she gets to birth, the more they swell as milk is produced.
A pregnant cat is often very affectionate and 'nests' the closer she gets to birth - gathering up blankets and rags for a bed and being very enthusiastic if you give her more fabric she can take.
Like humans, cats can get nausea when pregnant and may vomit a bit more often. She'll also be hungrier, and if you're pretty sure she's pregnant, you should slowly shift her over to premium kitten food so she gets the nutrients she needs for the growing kittens.
She definitely looks pregnant. Have a vet check her out.
she looks pregnant. My dad's cat looked exactly like her before she gave birth and ended up having 5 kittens. for the record she was a tabby too named Luci.
She looks pregnant to me, but I would call the vet to make sure.
I'd vote pregnant, based on the second to last photo. She seems to be carrying the 'fat' more on the left side.
Yup, I'm going to throw in my vote for pregnant. Usually cats that are simply obese do not have hard bellies. For example, I have a 28 pound male Maine Coon with a obviously big belly. His is not firm or hard in any way. (He loves tummy rubs, hehe)
Pregnant but a vet visit would tell you better.
I had a girl kitty, same general pattern who had a problem with her digestive system. It caused a lot of gas, and her stomach was perpetually hard and swollen, just like this one seems to be.
I'm not saying she isn't pregnant, but there *are* other things that can cause the preggo look and even feel. How heavy is she, compared to her size?
Yeah, that's kind of why I was asking... I'm surprised at how many people think she's absolutely pregnant! I won't be back there until next Tuesday but if she's still there and looks the same, I will feel her belly more and have one of the PetSmart managers take a look. One of them used to be a vet tech, but I'm surprised she hasn't noticed this cat, but then again the managers don't clean their cages, the employees and volunteers do...
From someone who's cat just had kittens a little over a week ago, and couldn't tell at all until they arrived-- is she at all lumpy? Obviously, a vet visit will tell you for sure, but this is just my two cents-- When Dusty was still pregnant, there were various small bulges where most of the weight was.
I will need to check next week when I'm there again. Definitely firm, but I don't know about lumps.
The photos are blocked here at work, but I remember the pregnant fosters we had having very firm, taut bellies that bloat out sideways, as opposed to downwards like most of our tubby cats.
I'd be tempted to put my hands on her tummy and feel for movement. Our pregnant fosters loved tummy rubs too.
But definitely get her checked by a vet - if she isn't pregnant, it sounds like she might have gas bloating, which is dangerous and painful.
Yeah it's bloated outwards rather than down. If you can see the pics, I have one from above where you can see the roundness on the sides, yet when she sits up on her haunches (last pic), you don't see any roundness underneath, she actually looks quite thin!
I've seen something similar happen with kittens and worms, too, so it might not be babies.
If she's friendly enough, I'd gently lay hands on her belly and feel for movement. Some kitties are too wiggly though. Coco loved us to feel her belly and gently rub it. We could feel the babies moving around.
*Sniff* I miss babies.