Having kittens is an exciting moment for both you and your cat, but before you can welcome new kittens into your home, you must first learn how to determine whether your cat is pregnant and what you can do to make her pregnancy as enjoyable as possible.
To begin, keep in mind that if your cat has not been spayed, there is always the possibility that she will get pregnant. You should also be aware that a cat's pregnancy is significantly shorter than that of a human, lasting roughly nine weeks. However, determining if your cat is pregnant straight away may be challenging due to the delicate nature of the early indications. So, how can you find out if your cat is pregnant? And, if she is, what are her next steps?
Making an appointment with your veterinarian is the best approach to find out whether your cat is pregnant. By making an appointment with your veterinarian, you will get a formal diagnosis. During the first inspection, your veterinarian will first ensure that your cat is in good health. Your veterinarian will then attempt to confirm the pregnancy by palpating the belly, using ultrasound, or taking x-rays.
The pregnancy of a cat lasts roughly 63-65 days. "Queening" is the process of a mom cat preparing to deliver kittens. You'll notice changes in your cat's behavior as well as her physical appearance around the three-week mark. Their nipples grow and redden as the pregnancy progresses, which happens 2 to 3 weeks after women conceive. You may notice your cat acting differently around a couple of weeks before the due date as they enter nesting mode. To assist her, you can search your house for a suitable birthing location.
By now, you must have made your house a welcoming environment for the approaching Kittens. If you typically let your cat go outside, cease doing so to avoid them going into labor on one of their walks. If you want to help her, keep in mind that she will need comfortable bedding, a space with less human traffic, and seclusion from other animals in the house.
Most cat labors are painless, and you shouldn't have to become involved. But, there are other symptoms that might indicate problems, such as discolored discharge and the mother cat straining without delivering kittens. Contact your veterinarian at Meows & Purrs Feline Cat Hospital if you see one of these or have any additional concerns.
Cats are usually competent at looking after themselves and their kittens, so you shouldn't be concerned. Still, make sure your cat has easy access to food and water, as well as lots of room and some privacy. You can contact us at any moment if you have any questions or concerns.
Your Meows & Purrs Feline Cat Hospital veterinarian team will assist you in determining the optimal checkup plan for your cat throughout the pregnancy and after delivery. Furthermore, if you want to avoid an unexpected litter of kittens, we recommend neutering your cat before her first season, since she can easily become pregnant beyond that time.
If you have any further concerns in pregnancy care for cats, please contact us at 130551563069!