Pregnancy of the Cat
Articles about the female cat and concerns and issues during a pregnancy
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- * Average Gestation Period of the Cat
What IS the average length of pregnancy in a cat? How many kittens does a cat usually have? How long is it rom the birth of the first kitten to the birth of the last one? Find the answers to these questions... and more!
- * Caging Mommy-To-Be
Pregnant cats should be confined for their own safety and the safety of their newborns.
- * Calcium for Your Pregnant Queen
Calcium is an important and vital ingredient in the health of your breeding queen. Lack of calcium can actually lead to a nursing queen`s death. Understanding the role calcium plays will help you give her the best care possible while ensuring her a succes
- * Cuddle Curl
Ever good female cat who has kittens will exhibit the Cuddle Curl. This behavior is essential to the well-being of her kittens.
- * Discharge During Pregnancy
If a pregnant female has a vaginal discharge during her pregnancy, it is a cause for concern, not panic...
- * Double Pregnancy
Is it possible for a cat to be bred, become pregnant, then be bred again during her pregnancy and conceive again?
- * False Pregnancy
Thinking your cat is pregnant only to discover she is instead experiencing a false pregnancy is disappointing, but not necessarily a tragedy.
- * I Don`t Do Windows
Occasionally, the new mother will not lick her kittens` bottoms - a behavior needed to stimulate her kittens to urinate and defecate, and a necessary chore to keep the birthing box clean.
- * Instinct Chain of Motherhood
Are you interfering with the natural mothering instincts of your queen?
- * Is My Queen Pregnant?
You may have witnessed your stud breed your queen, or heard her scream. You may have observed her rolling. Learn the best ways to tell when she is pregnant.
- * Morning Sickness
Cats, just like human expectant moms, can suffer from morning sickness. There are a few things you can do to help alleviate the symptoms.
- * Morning Sickness
Just like human mothers-to-be, cats can experience bouts of morning sickness when they are pregnant. Learn what you can do to help settle the stomach of the expectant queen...
- * Ninth Week
Do you know what you should be doing in your cat`s ninth week of pregnancy?
- * Nutrition For The Pregnant Cat
Providing the best nutrition for your pregnant cat will ensure that her kittens get the best start to life possible.
- * Palpating For Kittens
Learn how to palpate your queen to confirm pregnancy and count kittens. This is a useful skill for the modern cat breeder to develop!
- * Pinking Up
The first clear indication of a cat`s pregnancy is the phenomenon known as `pinking up`
- * Post-Delivery Queen
Knowing what is `normal` behavior in a female cat following the delivery of her kittens is important in determining whether or not to intervene in her care of her newborn litter...
- * Pregnancy Schedule Of A Cat
This article discusses what happens to a cat's body when she is pregnant. Included is a chart showing the progress of the pregnancy from the first day of breeding until the date the queen gives birth to her kittens.
- * Pregnant With Ringworm
It is always upsetting to discover ringworm on any cat in a cattery situation - but it is especially distressing if the cat in question is pregnant. What do you do next? While you should not give the mom-to-be any oral anti-fungal medications, you do have other options to treat both her and her babies....
- * Prenatal Care of The Pregnant Cat
Before breeding your female queen, know the steps you should take to help her answer the extra demands a pregnancy and deliver a healthy litter.
- * Reabsorbed Kittens
If a cat pinks up at three weeks, has her pregnancy confirmed by palpation or x-ray, arrives at her due date but has no babies inside her, it is likely that she has reabsorbed her kittens.
- * Red Raspberry Leaf
Red Raspberry Leaf has been known and used for many years by cat breeders and pregnant women to help to give birth.
- * Red Raspberry Leaves & Marshmallow Root
These two simple herbs can be used to supplement your pregnant queen`s diet to help her have an easier delivery and produce more milk.
- * Safe Drugs For Pregnant Cats
Do you know which medications are safe to give to your pregnant cat? And which drugs may pose a potential harm to her kittens?
- Uterine Torsion
The twisting of your pregnant queen`s uterus can threaten both her life and the lives of her kittens. Recognizing the symptoms is an important part of any breeder`s rolodex of knowledge.
- * Vaccinating Pregnant or Breeding Queens
The knowlegable cat breeder knows the optimal time to vaccinate their breeding queens.