Cat Pregnancy

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Cat Pregnancy

You may wonder if your cat is pregnant because you are seeing possible symptoms of it and in this situation you want to confirm it by taking her to the veterinarian. The pregnancy term of cats lasts up to 67 days and if she hung out with an unnneutered male cat while outdoors and in heat, there is a strong chance that she is pregnant. If a cat’s heat cycle suddenly comes to an end, then there is a chance that she is pregnant. Cat pregnancy also occurs when a cat’s nipples become pinker and when the nipples get bigger. An increase in the desire for food is another sign of cat pregnancy.

  Problems That Occur During Cat Pregnancy

 Eclampsia is a deadly condition that can happen in cat pregnancy and this is a condition where the calcium leaves the bloodstream in dangerous amounts. You can reduce the pregnant cat’s eclampsia chances by adding liquid cakcium supplement to her food on a daily basis. Symptoms include restlessness, panting, stiffness and muscle spasms. If a pregnant cat is in poor health she may experience apoorly formed fetus that could lead to miscarriage. If you sense that this is what is happening, consult the veterinarian right away.

What Should I Do After The Cat Miscarried?

 Be prepared for widespread bleeding and near the cat’s rectum you want to place a few large sheets of old bedsheets and newspaper so the cat can empty any blood from her body during the miscarriage. Once you do this you would place the dead fetuses in a safe place inside of a medium-sized box and then you would get the help of your spouse in cleaning up the blood.

Demanding Behavior Among Pregnant Cats

 In cat pregnancy, the cat may develop a demanding attitude and this manifests itself in very loud meows. She does this because she wants more attention and because she is in a lot of pain due to the pregnancy. The cat will also experience more hunger pains and will sleep more often than normal.

Additional Tips on Looking After a Pregnant Cat

 In addition to your cat eating her regular grown-up cat food, you also want to add a little kitten food to the adult cat food so that the kittens will be well-nourished when they are born. You also want to give her meals twice a day and look out for any medical problems she may have such as dehydration and a loss of appetite during the cat pregnancy.

Conclusion

 Your cat’s pregnancy is a joyous time and learning experience as a cat owner. You want to maintain regular visits to the veterinarian during her pregnancy and pay special attention to any instructions that the veterinarian gives for you to follow since it ensures for healthy childbirth. Finally, seek out credible resources on how you should care for the kittens after the pregnancy ends.

Your cat’s pregnancy is a joyous time and learning experience as a cat owner. You want to maintain regular visits to the veterinarian during her pregnancy and pay special attention to any instructions that the veterinarian gives for you to follow since it ensures for healthy childbirth. Finally, seek out credible resources on how you should care for the kittens after the pregnancy ends.

 

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