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Just Me
April 12th 04, 10:22 PM
I was just wondering what the signs are that a cat is pregnant and when
those signs appear.

I know that their nipples appear more obvious at some point but at what
point is that most likely?

When do they usually appear rounder? I'm sure this depends on the number of
kittens but is there an average?

Is appetite another indicator?

MTIA

Jane

kaeli
April 13th 04, 02:15 PM
In article <[email protected]>,
enlightened us with...
> I was just wondering what the signs are that a cat is pregnant and when
> those signs appear.
>

Take her to the vet to have her checked. False pregnancies do occur, but
real pregnancies should be monitored by the vet in case there are any
problems and to ensure that the queen gets the proper nutrition,
vitamins, minerals, and all that.
The queen should be tested for diseases such as FPV before birthing, as
they can be passed to kittens.

These links might be helpful for you.

http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/pregcat/
http://www.catclinic.co.uk/health/pregnancy.htm
http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/howto15.html
http://www.catsinfo.com/breeding.html

[usenet disclaimer: IANAV. I am not a breeder nor do I advocate breeding
in most contexts. Far too many people irresponsibly breed their cats
already or just neglect to alter them.]

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kaeli
April 13th 04, 02:15 PM
In article <[email protected]>,
enlightened us with...
> I was just wondering what the signs are that a cat is pregnant and when
> those signs appear.
>

Take her to the vet to have her checked. False pregnancies do occur, but
real pregnancies should be monitored by the vet in case there are any
problems and to ensure that the queen gets the proper nutrition,
vitamins, minerals, and all that.
The queen should be tested for diseases such as FPV before birthing, as
they can be passed to kittens.

These links might be helpful for you.

http://vetmedicine.about.com/cs/pregcat/
http://www.catclinic.co.uk/health/pregnancy.htm
http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/howto15.html
http://www.catsinfo.com/breeding.html

[usenet disclaimer: IANAV. I am not a breeder nor do I advocate breeding
in most contexts. Far too many people irresponsibly breed their cats
already or just neglect to alter them.]

--
--
~kaeli~
Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace