How Long Are Cats Pregnant?

How long are cats pregnant? The gestation period for cats is about 65 days, or approximately 9 weeks (it may vary slightly from cat to cat).

Do you think your cat may be pregnant? Take her to the veterinarian. He or she will perform an exam to make sure. Ultrasounds are also used to detect pregnancy.

So is kitty pregnant? Get ready for kittens! Cats can have from 1 to 6 kittens per litter.

Pregnant Cat

Signs of pregnancy in cats

--One of the first signs to show is what is called "pinking". The cat's nipples will grow larger, and will turn soft and pink.

--One of the most obvious signs is weight gain, especially around her belly. Interestingly, this sign appears around weeks 4-5 of a cat’s pregnancy. So you may find out your cat is pregnant when she’s at least halfway through her pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, she can get really heavy.

--Increased appetite is another sign of feline pregnancy.

Taking care of your cat while she’s pregnant

Luckily, healthy cats require little care during their pregnancies. However, you still need to provide proper care for her. Make sure that your cat is eating right. Consult a veterinarian for the right diet for your cat.

Also ask your vet if your cat needs vitamins or supplements. Be careful, though. Giving your pregnant cat too many supplements can be harmful to her and the kittens.

Video of Pregnant Cat

What a cute mamma cat…

Note - Cat overpopulation is a big problem, so please spay your cat.

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