Feline Pregnancy For Cat Owners:
What Your Kitty Expects From You
Feline pregnancy is, like all pregnancies, in some way a miracle. Very often this miracle starts by accident: Molly was on heat and met good old Max. Molly returns home, and it won't take long before her human room mates - cats don't have masters - discover she's pregnant.
Please, don't panic!
In general it is better to neuter your cat. But if your cat is not spayed or neutered, you will have to support your expecting feline friend. This is not a complicated or time consuming task.
Read here how to recognize feline pregnancy signs.
Feline pregnancy, or cat gestation, lasts for about 65 days. Of course you have to clean her litter box and provide her the right diet, but there's more.
Try to keep her indoors for example. In case she slips out, make sure she wears a cat tag.
It is recommended to have your female cat checked by you veterinarian. If possible before breeding (read here all you should know before you decide to breed)! Cat pregnancy takes a lot of energy. Therefore a pregnant queen should stay as healthy as possible. No medication should be given during feline pregnancy, except in emergency.
The right diet is essential for your pregnant cat.
Food is always important and even more when your cat is expecting. Find out here what to feed your pregnant kitty.
Don't get worried if your pregnant cat starts to sleep more and more. Inactivity and rest are perfectly normal during feline gestation.
Here are 10 useful pregnant cat care tips.
If your cat carries a large litter, she may have problems cleaning herself. Groom her regularly, and clean her anus with a soft cloth - if the cat allows you to. Check the cat pregnancy calendar to know the expected date of birth.
For the Big Moment a box filled with old newspapers is most suitable.
Make sure you have a few of them, all in quiet places, so the queen can decide for herself which one is best. During the two weeks before the kittens are due, she will become restless and walk around to find a proper location for birth.
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Don't be surprised if she turns up in your wardrobe. Keep it shut, especially during the ninth week of the feline pregnancy.
If feline pregnancy reaches day 60, you should be completely prepared for birth. Read here how cats give birth.
Make sure you have plenty of kitten food at home. It is normal that the coming mother stops eating one day (or sometimes two days) before the kittens are delivered. Keep an eye on your queen. If you notice something that worries you - whatever it is - don't hesitate to call your vet.
Here's a helpful video that shows a kitty giving birth.
Taking care of pregnant cats does not require special talents from the keeper. But like everything in life, good preparation makes it a lot easier.
There's a lot to know about pregnant cats. If you follow the Pregnant Cat Care Course you can't go wrong.
Feline pregnancy is a miracle you should be prepared for!