Cat moods During Gestation
Once your cat is pregnant and the litter begins to grow within her tummy, you will notice that your cat may not be as brisk as she used to and that is for obvious reasons. She knows that she is pregnant and doesn't want to risk strenuous activities to harm her babies.
If your cat becomes pregnant you will see her lounging around more often than she used to. It is just a slight hormone change and once she gives birth, it will all go back to normal.
Her tummy will expand
After about 25-30 days you will notice an expansion in her tummy as the little kittens grow inside her.
Enlargement of Nipples
In about 3 weeks, your cat's nipples will enlarge and the color will get more red. This is another hormonal change to provide milk for the kittens.
Increase In Appetite
Has she begins to feed for 1, 2,3, maybe 4-6 kittens. You will notice your acts appetite has probably doubled. You cat will eat or want to eat more during her pregnancy.
Prepare Your Cat For birth
You cat will need a secluded quiet area for birth.
If she has a cat kennel which she can have some privacy in that's just fine, if not find a good size box and fashion it to suite your cat by laying in blankets or sheets which will not fold to suffocate the kittens once birthed.
Stock up on kitten food
After they have finished nursing, and weaning process is nearly complete (8-10 weeks). You can slowly introduce your kittens to solid kitten foods.The cat will have a litter of approximately 4-6 kittens
Vaccination During Pregnancy
If you haven't done so in the first place, i would not recommend any cat owner to allow the vet to vaccinate their cat during pregnancy. Some vaccinations may harm your kittens. Consult your nearest Vet regarding even giving the cat regular medications such as de-wormer.
So you feline companion has become pregnant and you are expecting kittens, marvelous isn't it. There is not much you can do for you cat during her gestation period, which should last around 65-67 days. All you need to do is ensure that your cat i fed nutritious cat foods and that when the kitten arrives, she will have somewhere warm to keep them during those tender age until they are able to run around with her.
Once your cat gives birth and the kittens have been weaned and all is well, in no time your home will be filled with little paws running all over the place exploring a new world they have seen for the first time. Speak with your vet regarding the kittens first vaccination and just show them some love and all will be well.
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