Symptoms of pregnant cat
When a cat is pregnant, it’s pretty much the owner’s
responsibility to help it maintain a proper level of nutrition and
health. That requires the owner to actually know how to care for a
pregnant cat and for the owner to know when the cat is pregnant to
There are certain signs you can look for to determine whether your
cat is pregnant. You will notice a significant weight gain in your
cat, particularly in the abdominal area. Weight gain, however, typically
doesn’t appear until the fifth week or so of the pregnancy. You’ll
also notice your cat may experience morning sickness. This is quite
similar to morning sickness in human women. Cats experience morning
sickness because their bodies aren’t used to larger uterine organs.
You’ll also notice that your cat’s nipples will begin to grow. This
typically will happen by the sixth week of the pregnancy. Her nipples
will become soft and pink, and they’ll fill with milk.
Your pregnant cat will start eating a lot more and demanding a
lot more food. After all, it's eating for more than just one! A
pregnant cat likely won’t start eating more, however, until just
a few days before delivery. So when this starts to happen, you can
be assured that she’s about to give birth.