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Pregnant cat care

Cat Pregnancy Care:

While a lot of people are concerned about pregnant cat health care it may surprise you to know that cats are rather resilient and often no special cat care during pregnancy is required.

Of course there are a number of things to do which would ensure a healthy cat pregnancy, but these are typically the kind of things that are a part of regular cat health care. In a quest to find out more about how to care for pregnant cat most people forget that these are the things they should be doing for the cat on a regular basis.

For instance, a critical part of pregnant cat care is nutrition which is a factor that any owner would regularly take care of.

Just like pregnant women have to take care of their nutritional requirements, pregnant cats would also need to be provided with proper nutrition. This is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy litter of kittens, but it is also important that such good nutritional care extends prior to the pregnancy such that the cat herself is healthy. When dealing with cat care during pregnancy it is important to mention that the cat would be best kept indoors.

This is a critical period and the best protection can be provided to the pregnant cat indoors. There are many ways in which the pregnant cat could harm herself outdoors, such as by picking up an infection due to rummaging outside. It is important to keep the pregnant cat protected from the routine physical ailments because medication is typically frowned upon during pregnancy. This is why it is important to get your cat to the veterinarian in case of any physical condition, infection or other problem. It is important to stick to non-clumping litter when dealing with a pregnant cat. There are practical matters that would be a part of pregnant cat care such as the creation of a snug nest bed. Another observable trait is that pregnant cats tend to prefer to remain aloof and often do not even accept the presence of other cats. Thus, even former playmates of your cat are probably best kept away till the cat accepts them. These general tips should give you a basic idea of how to care for pregnant cat. One could always visit a veterinarian to check on the progress of the cat’s pregnancy and to ensure that things are running smoothly.

  Submitted on May 7, 2010