How long do cats carry?
Female cats that have not been neutered can of obviously become pregnant after meeting a tomcat. In this case you can soon look forward to four-legged offspring.
Find out below how long cats carry and what you can do to support your feline friend.
How long is a cat pregnant?
How long cats carry can vary from breed to breed. In the case of small cat breeds, the average carrying time is usually slightly shorter than that of their larger counterparts. On average, however, you can expect your cat to be pregnant for 61 to 72 days.
If your four-legged friend does not show any signs of imminent birth after 70 days, it is best to go to the vet to be on the safe side.
Puberty and heat
Cats reach sexual maturity when they are between four and twelve months of age and then get in heat about every two to three weeks. Cats are able to conceive for up to ten days while they are in heat. You can expect offspring up to three times a year.
How can you tell your cat is pregnant?
If your cat is expecting, you can normally notice this very quickly. Similar to humans, cats can experience food cravings and occasional morning sickness during pregnancy. Apart from that, the teats swell and the belly of the four-legged friend becomes increasingly bigger.
Pregnant cats are often noticeably affectionate and increasingly seek to be close to their owner. A confirmatory pregnancy test can be carried out by a vet around 15 days after fertilization.
Signs of imminent birth
As the due date approaches, you will begin to notice vaginal discharge and severely swollen teats on your cat. Apart from that, in addition to increasing restlessness, refusal to eat is one of the typical signs that point to an imminent birth.
When your cat starts looking for a suitable place to give birth to its young, you can help her by providing a suitable box.
Under normal circumstances, the cat will then cope with the actual birth on her own. If, contrary to expectations, complications arise, you should of course ask a veterinarian for help.
Feeding pregnant cats appropriately
It goes without saying that a sufficient amount of high-quality food is vital for the health of your pregnant cat and the development of the unborn young. After all, your four-legged friend does not only have to look after herself during pregnancy, which leads to an increase in calorie requirements of around 50 percent.
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Avoid unnecessary stress
In addition to a needs-based diet, it is especially important that you avoid stress for your pregnant cat as much as possible. This means, among other things, that you have to postpone moving and similar major changes in everyday life.
Carrying time in cats - the most important points at a glance
How long your cat carries exactly depends not least on its breed. Regardless of this, you should normally notice signs of the imminent birth after 70 days at the latest.
Apart from that, it is of crucial importance that you do not stress your pregnant cat unnecessarily and that you make sure that you feed your four-legged friend as required. Our range offers you everything you need to be able to optimally care for your cat at all times, even during its pregnancy.