Signs which show your kitty is pregnant

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The normal gestation time for cats is 64 to 69 days, which is roughly two months. It takes three weeks before cat
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pregnancy signs become visible. During the first weeks of cat’s gestation, it’s almost impossible to notice that she is pregnant. In general, she will behave normally. Here are a few signs that show your cat is pregnant:

  • Her nipples become pink after about three weeks. From that moment, it will take six weeks before the kittens arrive. Your vet will be able to confirm if she’s pregnant.
  • Pregnant kitties sleep more and are not interested in male cats. Heat cycles stop and she becomes more loving.
  • If your cat used to walk outside, she will voluntarily spend more time at home during gestation.
  • During pregnancy, a cat will gain weight. But it lasts until the fifth week before this becomes visible.
  • After six weeks, her nipples will also grow considerably. From then on, they are filled with milk.
  • Your cat will want to eat more. Give her enough food, but don’t overfeed her.

Tips to follow:

  • Keep her indoors for the last two weeks of pregnancy to ensure she doesn’t give birth to the kittens elsewhere.
  • Cats should be vaccinated before they get pregnant, to increase the amount of passive protection they pass in the first milk to their kittens.
  • Never vaccinate pregnant cats.
  • Never vaccinate other cats in the house where a pregnant cat lives because live vaccine virus can be shed by vaccinated cats and affect fetuses of the pregnant cat.
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