Symptoms of pregnancy in a cat, or when waiting for a replenishment
Perhaps, all the owners of cats seek to know as soon as possible whether the meeting of the pet with the cat was successful, and whether to wait in the near future for fluffy kittens. Signs of pregnancy in cats are especially of interest to the owners of thoroughbred individuals, since in this case the process of mating and the birth of babies is carefully monitored in order to compile a reliable pedigree and complete all necessary documents.
Through what time there are signs of pregnancy? It is difficult to unequivocally answer this question. Provided that the average pregnancy in cats lasts 9 weeks, in some cases until the birth the owners are not able to detect obvious signs of an early replenishment. Moreover, during the first three weeks even veterinarians can not reliably diagnose pregnancy with only an external examination of the animal. However, attentive owners can still make assumptions based on the behavior of the animal.
Experienced cat owners probably know what the first symptoms of pregnancy are. And these knowledge are based on how the animal behaves. So, if the cat is particularly demanding the cat, and after a joint stay with him has suddenly calmed down - almost certainly the pregnancy has come. However, if after a week the cat's behavior changed again and became restless - the meeting did not work. In the first half of pregnancy an animal can show aggression towards other cats if they live in the same territory. In the second half, on the contrary, it becomes affectionate and obedient towards man and other animals.
Signs of pregnancy in a cat can be identified, based on nutrition. The first weeks after conception the animal eats, as before. In the third week there may be an aversion to previously loved products. There may be nausea and vomiting. About a reliable pregnancy you can talk only when the animal significantly increases appetite, the number of hours of rest increases. At the same time most of the time the cat spends in a dream or half-asleep, is not interested in walking on the street.
Perhaps, if we consider all the signs of pregnancy in a cat, the search for a safe place for delivery is the most reliable sign that the animal will soon give birth. So, previous changes in the behavior and nutrition of the animal can be caused by various ailments, weather changes and so on. However, if your cat is looking for a reliable shelter, a safe place for childbirth and further stay with the kittens - then, after a maximum of two weeks, the offspring will be born. This kind of shelter is often served by wardrobes with clothes, so do not be angry if all your things are on the floor, and their place on the shelf will be occupied by a sleeping animal. Better help the cat and build a cozy box with a warm covering for her, so that the future mother would be comfortable and comfortable in it.
Many believe that the main signs of pregnancy in a cat are changes in appearance. Indeed, in the pregnant individual in the second half of the term the color of the nipples changes. However, if the cat had previously given birth, then such changes may not be noticed. A significant increase in the abdomen is also not to be expected. So, if the pregnancy is slow, then until the very birth the stomach can maintain its former size, only slightly sticking out.
Proceeding from the above, it can be concluded that only careful owners will be able to identify signs of pregnancy in a cat. Help in this observation of the behavior of the animal, knowledge of its characteristics and habits.