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 British
shorthaircut who was 47 days into her estrus
cycle. There were several signs that led me to
believe she is pregnant without havingto go to the vet and today I’m going to
share with you all of the symptoms ofcat pregnancy from my personal
experience. It’s important to note that
the average length of pregnancy in catsis 65 days but it can vary from 61 to as
long as 72 days if you know exactly whenyour cat was last in heat stay tuned
until the end of this video as I willshare with you the app I use to track
all of my cats pregnancies. Intro. >> KAYLA: Hi my name is Kayla welcome
to kitty cat soul food and intoday’s video I’m going to explain to
you how to tell if your cat is pregnantwithout having to visit the vet so let’s
get into the video. So the first way to
distinguish whether or not your cat ispregnant is to actually determine
whether or not your cat was in heat nowif you already know your cat was in heat
then the next five or six points in thisvideo will be helpful to determine if
she’s actually pregnant. But if you have
no idea if your cat was in heat thereare a few indicators you can use to help
determine if maybe she was in heat. So the first indicator would be the time
of the year. So if you’re watching this and it’s the
springtime or the fall time then mostlikely she has gone into heat these are
the prime months for cats to go intoheat because of the rising temperatures
so there is a possibility that she couldhave gone into heat but you just weren’t
around to witness it and the secondindicator would be how old she is so if
you have an adult cat then most likelyshe’s already gone into heat multiple
time it’s because she has already gonethrough puberty but just keep in mind
that cats they only have to be 80percent of their adult weight in order
to be going into heat into puberty sothey can be quite young still and still
going to heat so if you think your catis pregnant in fifty or sixty days has
passed and you notice you’ve gone intoheat all of a sudden then it’s possible
what you thought was a pregnancy wasactually just a pseudo pregnancy which
is like a false pregnancy. Now the earliest and most reliable sign that
your cat is pregnant is what’s called eatpinking up of the
nipples. Now this usually happens around
15 to 18 days after ovulation so it isone of the earliest ways to detect
pregnancy in cats what I would say is ifit’s your cat’s first time being
pregnant it’s super easy to tell becauseprior to pregnancy
they usually have very flat whitenipples and you can see like a
substantial difference you can see thatthey’re pink or almost like a red colour
and if it’s your cat’s second or thirdtime having babies then it could be a
little bit harder to tell becausesometimes after their first or second
pregnancy the nipples they stay enlargedand they don’t always go back to the way
they were before so that’s the onlysituation I would say it can be a little
bit more difficult but you can use a sumof different symptoms to try to
determine if they’re actually pregnant. Another thing I wanted to mention is
that as the nipples begin to change thehair will actually recede away from the
nipples so that when the kittens areborn they can easily find the milk so
this could be another sign like your catcould be laying down on their side and
you just notice all of a sudden thattheir nipples are poking through their
fur for example like in my cat Nala youcan see here that her nipples are
clearly poking through so it’s prettyobvious that she’s pregnant before this
pregnancy you couldn’t even tell likewhere her nipples were on her body so it
was pretty obvious to me once I saw this. So another sign that your cat is
pregnant is an increase in appetite andan increase in sleep so from my personal
experience especially with Nala rightnow she is eating like crazy she’s
bagging for food every single day morethan normal so I would say like if you
notice like any abnormalities like thecat is coming to more often for food and
they just seem like they’re crying andbegging for food a lot then they’re
probably pregnant also they will sleep alot more you might find them in places
that they typically wouldn’t sleep inlike with knowledge she now sleeps on
the bed or she’ll go in my closet andsleep and these are places that she
would have never slept before herpregnancies. Lastly some cats might
experience morning sickness much likehumans when they’re pregnant cats can
also fall ill in the early stages of thepregnancy even to the later stages. This
usually happens becauseabdomen enlarges and puts a lot of
pressure on their digestive tract sothey can cause them to puke and get a
little bit nauseous so again with myexperience with Nala she was puking like
a couple times a week what looked likeand white foam so I asked my vet and
they verified with me that this is justfrom her pregnancy and the expansion of
her stomach so this is also something tolook out for which leads me to my next
point which is the bulging of theabdomen so around 35 to 45 days you’re
gonna notice that your cod stomach isgrowing the kittens are getting bigger
they’re getting lots of nutrientsthey’re healthy they’re growing and so
you’re gonna notice that sometimes whenthey’re laying on their side their
stomach kind of like sticks out to theside and so this is a sign that they’re
pregnant but it’s obviously not untillater in their pregnancy that you can
see this so I usually use this as like asecondary sign after the nipples around
20 days and then when it’s like 45 daysI see the stomach bulging it’s like
almost a hundred percent sure thatthey’re pregnant now something to keep
in mind is that around 50 days or likealmost a week before they give birth you
will notice if they lay on their sidesome movement in the stomach so that’s a
healthy sign but it’s also like a signthat they could be going into labor
within the next few days so I’m gonna doa separate video on the signs your cats
going into laborbut if you see movement I mean it’s
pretty clear that your cats probablypregnant if you’re skeptical of the buldging
and you think that it’s possiblyworms or like a parasite or something I
would advise you to at least go to thevet and get an x-ray if the cat is over
40 days pregnant they will be able todetect kittens in the x-ray by the
amount of skulls that they see so it’snot always accurate they can’t always
tell exactly how many kittens but you’llat least be able to tell 100% for sure
whether they’re pregnant or not. Another sign that your cat is pregnant is
achange in her behavior so a cat that was
once distant might become superaffectionate and vice versa
so if you have noticed your cat actingsuper loving and purring all the time
coming to your chest and wantingattention then that could be a sign that
she’s pregnant but usually I don’tnotice the until later in the pregnancy one
thingthat I might say a little bit earlier
it’s a little bit of aggression so ifyou have other cats in your household I
do notice that the pregnant cats tend toget a little bit more aggressive towards
those cats they kind of like claw atthem a lot more those are just some
behavioral changes that I’ve noticedfrom my experience but something else to
look out for lastly is nesting behaviorsso towards the end of the pregnancy you
might notice that your cat is going indiscrete places that they normally
wouldn’t have been in such as a darkcloset a laundry basket or even on top
of the washer and dryer sometimesthey’ll claw blankets or towels or try
to find like a little place that theycan call like their own for when they’re
ready to give birth to the kittens so ifyou notice this it’s like a sure sign
that the labor is soon to come so that’slike the last sign that you could
possibly see that they are for surepregnant. and that’s it for this video I
hope you guys learned something new andhopefully you too can now determine
whether or not your cat is pregnantdon’t forget to Like and subscribe for
more weekly cat videos thank you so muchfor watching and stay positive bye. Wait before you leave I’m gonna show you
the app that I use to track all of mycats pregnancies so let me just open the
app here on my phone so I’m gonna go tothe App Store in the app it’s called pet
pregnancy so I’m just gonna type petpregnancy. It’s the first app that comes up it’s
the only app available to actually useso there’s no other options I’m just
going to open it so the first thing yousee is the calculator so here you’re
going to select what kind of pet so mostlikely it’s a cat if you’re watching
this video I’m gonna put in the name sofor example I’m gonna put in Nala even
though I already have her logged in hereand her mating date was on the 31st of
November so 2019 I’m gonna press submitand it says now Nala will give birth on
February 4th 2020 and so do you want tosave this pet to your pet list so I’m
gonna say yes and then afterwards it’sgonna show you the delivery date the
minimum delivery date and the maxdelivery date so the delivery date is
sixty-five days exactly sixty-five daysfrom the first day they were gonna heat
but cats can be in heat up to one weekso you don’t know exactly which day they
got pregnant which is why they offerlike a minimum date and a max date
so the minimum date is more like aroundsixty days into the pregnancy and the
max is around like 70 69 70 days so Ican see here that Nala would be due on
February 3rd and her minimum due datewould be 30th of January and her max
would be the 8th of February so if youwant download the app and you can keep
track of your cats pregnancies as wellyou know that what you want some chicken
you want some chicken.

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