Helping Your Pregnant Feline
Let's talk about helping your pregnant feline. Your cat is pregnant, it may not be expected, but your cat will now need extra care. You want to keep your cat healthy and safe during her pregnancy. This article offers tips on how to help your pregnant cat.
Your cat may not begin showing until later in her pregnancy, but throughout the pregnancy she will be hungrier. Either feed her more often or try free feeding which is when you leave food out for her to eat whenever she wants. Cats can sometimes experience cravings and morning sickness just like human women, however you shouldn't really let your cat eat non-food items. You can add a little extra protein to her diet and near the end of the pregnancy switch her to kitten food, which will be very healthy for her kittens. Feed her kitten food until the kittens are no longer nursing.
Cats are typically pregnant for between 65 to 69 days. It might not seem like a long time, but when considering the human-to-cat aging ratio a cat pregnancy is longer than a human pregnancy. If you are a mom then you can be very understanding when you're expecting kitty gets demanding. Pregnant cats will eat a lot and sleep most of the time. However, they might also meow for attention or because they have some pregnancy related discomfort.
In the final stages of your cat's pregnancy she may also begin to leak some milk and she may even have some accidents. With the increased pressure on in her lower abdomen and the extra weight making her a little slower, she might not make it to the litter box in time. Try to be understanding, do not yell at her. She doesn't need added stress when she is pregnant.
When your cat is going to give birth she will wander around the house looking for a spot to give birth. Therefore, you may want to keep some doors closed and create a comfortable box where she can give birth. Do not bother her will she in giving birth.
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