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Is your cat pregnant?

Updated on May 20, 2009

If your cat is allowed to go outside and is not spayed, or he is a male or you might have a pregnant queen...

So, how to tell if your cat is pregnant? What are the signs of a pregnancy?

A pregnant queen usually shows some changes, besides the obvious ones there are personality changes and habits also, these will become evident about the 3 weeks of gestation.

First your cat will cease to have HEAT, is she has several cycles in short period and suddenly stops is more likely she is pregnant.

You cat nipples become bigger and more pinkier. The breeders call this symptom pinking.

Eating as if the world would end tomorrow, your cat will show increased apetite as she will need to feed several tiny furry thingys...

Sickness, queens may suffer equal morning sickness like human moms, is not reason for alarm but if it persists you need to visit the vet.

Big tummy, your cat's abdomen will swell noticeably, and it will continue to enlarge until time for birthing.

The queen may get more affectionate, searching for your company more than usual or follow you every where.

Searching for a quiet far from sight place to give birth, this will happen in a more advanced stage. Calls nesting.

Clinical Diagnosis

If you don't relly in these signs you can visit your veterinarian:

You may do an ultrasound to confirm the number of babys.

Your veterinarian may be able to feel fetuses by palpating gently the abdomen.

Hope this information about cats pregnancy will help you...

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    • tectonic profile image

      tectonic 6 years ago from Singapore

      Fruitful hubpage here .

      Thanks for this.

    • Dorrene R profile image

      Dorrene R 8 years ago

      This interesting. A nice picture of a pregnant cat!