Cat Pregnancy Signs To Watch Out For


Curious about whether or not your cat is pregnant? Refer to this list of cat pregnancy signs you should watch out for. It is very important that you can anticipate the arrival of little kittens into this world. It helps you prepare accordingly for your cat and then you can make the necessary adjustments to make your pregnant cat more comfortable. As soon as you are sure, make sure to schedule an appointment with your cat’s vet to make sure everything is alright.

Dark Nipples

Cat Pregnancy Signs To Watch Out For
Cat Pregnancy Signs To Watch Out For

This happens in the third week of pregnancy. Another term for darkened nipples is “pinking up.” That is what the veterinarians call it. Another sign that accompanies the changed color is the excretion of milk or some sort of fluid from the nipples. The excretion is the milk and it should be color white. The official start of discharging mil from the nipples begins after the cat has given birth.

Morning Sickness

Yes, you read that right. Cats experience morning sickness, too. This symptom is not exclusive to pregnant humans. Nausea and vomiting are results of the abrupt hormonal changes in the body. The sudden spikes in hormones are in preparation for the kittens.  Morning sickness among cats should only be occasional. If you have noticed that your cat keeps on vomiting very frequently, then it is time to bring her to the vet for a quick checkup.

Swollen Tummy Or Belly

This is a no-brainer. You can expect a swollen belly as the fetuses inside the womb are growing. The swollen belly is particularly prominent around the thirtieth day of the cat’s pregnancy. The problem with this sign is it is not easy to spot. Sometimes, you will have to feel the belly for yourself and identify if it is indeed a little bit hard and larger than the normal size. It is also a little bit difficult to spot a swollen belly among obese or overweight cats. If in doubt, bring your cat to the vet for an ultrasound.

Nesting Behavior

Cat Pregnancy Signs To Watch Out For
Cat Pregnancy Signs To Watch Out For

This usually happens during the last two weeks of the pregnancy. The cat will now look for a safe and quiet place in which she can give birth. She may even start collecting scraps of fabric or rearranging a blanket to have a comfortable spot to give birth in. you will also notice your cat becoming more affectionate towards you. The cat will constantly rub against you and even purr in your presence. She might also be easily irritated by the other animals in the vicinity.

Ultrasound

This is the ultimate way to find out if your cat is pregnant. You will even get to know how many kittens she is carrying in her womb. The kittens will be visible around the fortieth or forty-fifth day of pregnancy. You also do not have to worry about going for an X-ray for your cat. It is not exactly dangerous as the amount of radiation per session is very small and it won’t interfere with the growth and development of kittens.

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