HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CAT IS PREGNANT (without going to the vet): 6 Major Cat Pregnancy Symptoms
>> KAYLA: This is Nala she’s a Britishshorthaircut who was 47 days into her estruscycle. There were several signs that led me tobelieve she is pregnant without havingto go to the vet and today I’m going toshare with you all of the symptoms ofcat pregnancy from my personalexperience. It’s important to note thatthe average length of pregnancy in catsis 65 days but it can vary from 61 to aslong as 72 days if you know exactly whenyour cat was last in heat stay tuneduntil the end of this video as I willshare with you the app I use to trackall of my cats pregnancies. Intro. >> KAYLA: Hi my name is Kayla welcometo kitty cat soul food and intoday’s video I’m going to explain toyou how to tell if your cat is pregnantwithout having to visit the vet so let’sget into the video. So the first way todistinguish whether or not your cat ispregnant is to actually determinewhether or not your cat was in heat nowif you already know your cat was in heatthen the next five or six points in thisvideo will be helpful to determine ifshe’s actually pregnant. But if you haveno idea if your cat was in heat thereare a few indicators you can use to helpdetermine if maybe she was in heat. So the first indicator would be the timeof the year. So if you’re watching this and it’s thespringtime or the fall time then mostlikely she has gone into heat these arethe prime months for cats to go intoheat because of the rising temperaturesso there is a possibility that she couldhave gone into heat but you just weren’taround to witness it and the secondindicator would be how old she is so ifyou have an adult cat then most likelyshe’s already gone into heat multipletime it’s because she has already gonethrough puberty but just keep in mindthat cats they only have to be 80percent of their adult weight in orderto be going into heat into puberty sothey can be quite young still and stillgoing to heat so if you think your catis pregnant in fifty or sixty days haspassed and you notice you’ve gone intoheat all of a sudden then it’s possiblewhat you thought was a pregnancy wasactually just a pseudo pregnancy whichis like a false pregnancy. Now the earliest and most reliable sign thatyour cat is pregnant is what’s called eatpinking up of thenipples. Now this usually happens around15 to 18 days after ovulation so it isone of the earliest ways to detectpregnancy in cats what I would say is ifit’s your cat’s first time beingpregnant it’s super easy to tell becauseprior to pregnancythey usually have very flat whitenipples and you can see like asubstantial difference you can see thatthey’re pink or almost like a red colourand if it’s your cat’s second or thirdtime having babies then it could be alittle bit harder to tell becausesometimes after their first or secondpregnancy the nipples they stay enlargedand they don’t always go back to the waythey were before so that’s the onlysituation I would say it can be a littlebit more difficult but you can use a sumof different symptoms to try todetermine if they’re actually pregnant. Another thing I wanted to mention isthat as the nipples begin to change thehair will actually recede away from thenipples so that when the kittens areborn they can easily find the milk sothis could be another sign like your catcould be laying down on their side andyou just notice all of a sudden thattheir nipples are poking through theirfur for example like in my cat Nala youcan see here that her nipples areclearly poking through so it’s prettyobvious that she’s pregnant before thispregnancy you couldn’t even tell likewhere her nipples were on her body so itwas pretty obvious to me once I saw this. So another sign that your cat ispregnant is an increase in appetite andan increase in sleep so from my personalexperience especially with Nala rightnow she is eating like crazy she’sbagging for food every single day morethan normal so I would say like if younotice like any abnormalities like thecat is coming to more often for food andthey just seem like they’re crying andbegging for food a lot then they’reprobably pregnant also they will sleep alot more you might find them in placesthat they typically wouldn’t sleep inlike with knowledge she now sleeps onthe bed or she’ll go in my closet andsleep and these are places that shewould have never slept before herpregnancies. Lastly some cats mightexperience morning sickness much likehumans when they’re pregnant cats canalso fall ill in the early stages of thepregnancy even to the later stages. Thisusually happens becauseabdomen enlarges and puts a lot ofpressure on their digestive tract sothey can cause them to puke and get alittle bit nauseous so again with myexperience with Nala she was puking likea couple times a week what looked likeand white foam so I asked my vet andthey verified with me that this is justfrom her pregnancy and the expansion ofher stomach so this is also something tolook out for which leads me to my nextpoint which is the bulging of theabdomen so around 35 to 45 days you’regonna notice that your cod stomach isgrowing the kittens are getting biggerthey’re getting lots of nutrientsthey’re healthy they’re growing and soyou’re gonna notice that sometimes whenthey’re laying on their side theirstomach kind of like sticks out to theside and so this is a sign that they’repregnant but it’s obviously not untillater in their pregnancy that you cansee this so I usually use this as like asecondary sign after the nipples around20 days and then when it’s like 45 daysI see the stomach bulging it’s likealmost a hundred percent sure thatthey’re pregnant now something to keepin mind is that around 50 days or likealmost a week before they give birth youwill notice if they lay on their sidesome movement in the stomach so that’s ahealthy sign but it’s also like a signthat they could be going into laborwithin the next few days so I’m gonna doa separate video on the signs your catsgoing into laborbut if you see movement I mean it’spretty clear that your cats probablypregnant if you’re skeptical of the buldgingand you think that it’s possiblyworms or like a parasite or something Iwould advise you to at least go to thevet and get an x-ray if the cat is over40 days pregnant they will be able todetect kittens in the x-ray by theamount of skulls that they see so it’snot always accurate they can’t alwaystell exactly how many kittens but you’llat least be able to tell 100% for surewhether they’re pregnant or not. Another sign that your cat is pregnant isachange in her behavior so a cat that wasonce distant might become superaffectionate and vice versaso if you have noticed your cat actingsuper loving and purring all the timecoming to your chest and wantingattention then that could be a sign thatshe’s pregnant but usually I don’tnotice the until later in the pregnancy onethingthat I might say a little bit earlierit’s a little bit of aggression so ifyou have other cats in your household Ido notice that the pregnant cats tend toget a little bit more aggressive towardsthose cats they kind of like claw atthem a lot more those are just somebehavioral changes that I’ve noticedfrom my experience but something else tolook out for lastly is nesting behaviorsso towards the end of the pregnancy youmight notice that your cat is going indiscrete places that they normallywouldn’t have been in such as a darkcloset a laundry basket or even on topof the washer and dryer sometimesthey’ll claw blankets or towels or tryto find like a little place that theycan call like their own for when they’reready to give birth to the kittens so ifyou notice this it’s like a sure signthat the labor is soon to come so that’slike the last sign that you couldpossibly see that they are for surepregnant. and that’s it for this video Ihope you guys learned something new andhopefully you too can now determinewhether or not your cat is pregnantdon’t forget to Like and subscribe formore weekly cat videos thank you so muchfor watching and stay positive bye. Wait before you leave I’m gonna show youthe app that I use to track all of mycats pregnancies so let me just open theapp here on my phone so I’m gonna go tothe App Store in the app it’s called petpregnancy so I’m just gonna type petpregnancy. It’s the first app that comes up it’sthe only app available to actually useso there’s no other options I’m justgoing to open it so the first thing yousee is the calculator so here you’regoing to select what kind of pet so mostlikely it’s a cat if you’re watchingthis video I’m gonna put in the name sofor example I’m gonna put in Nala eventhough I already have her logged in hereand her mating date was on the 31st ofNovember so 2019 I’m gonna press submitand it says now Nala will give birth onFebruary 4th 2020 and so do you want tosave this pet to your pet list so I’mgonna say yes and then afterwards it’sgonna show you the delivery date theminimum delivery date and the maxdelivery date so the delivery date issixty-five days exactly sixty-five daysfrom the first day they were gonna heatbut cats can be in heat up to one weekso you don’t know exactly which day theygot pregnant which is why they offerlike a minimum date and a max dateso the minimum date is more like aroundsixty days into the pregnancy and themax is around like 70 69 70 days so Ican see here that Nala would be due onFebruary 3rd and her minimum due datewould be 30th of January and her maxwould be the 8th of February so if youwant download the app and you can keeptrack of your cats pregnancies as wellyou know that what you want some chickenyou want some chicken.