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How Long Does A Cat Stay Pregnant?

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Pregnancy in cats lasts about nine weeks, but during the first half of that time a typical expectant cat gives few clues that she is pregnant. She hunts, rests, and generally behaves normally. Under the influence of progesterone, the hormone of pregnancy, and with an ever-increasing weight in her abdomen, she soon moderates her behaviour, gradually reducing her activity level and resting more.

If you think your cat might be pregnant, first check her nipples. These become more prominent and pinker by three weeks of gestation. By four to five weeks after conception, your vet will be able to feel golf-ball sized swellings in her abdomen. At this time the developing foetuses are usually quite easy to count. Shortly afterward, her belly becomes visibly enlarged.

The greatest risk to unborn kittens occurs during the first three weeks of development in the womb. Both drugs and infections might seriously impair healthy development. If, for example, the mother is exposed to feline infectious enteritis at this time the surviving kittens will be born with severe brain damage. Even exposure to certain live vaccines is dangerous.

Cats should be vaccinated before they are pregnant to increase the amount of passive protection they pass in the first milk to their kittens. Never vaccinate pregnant cats to increase the level of inherited protection. Never vaccinate other cats in the household of a pregnant cat. Live vaccine virus can be shed by vaccinated cats and affect the pregnant cat’s foetuses.

Pregnancy can be as short as 57 days or as long as 70 days, but a few days before birth the female becomes restless and searches out her chosen shelter. She rearranges her bedding material and spends increasing amounts of time in her chosen nest. This impregnates the region with her own scent, something that will eventually help her kittens orientate themselves toward home. As birth approaches, the mother loses her appetite and paces in the nest until contractions begin.
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Shezan Shaikh answered
A cat can stay pregnant for a maximum period of nine weeks. Cats are known to be seasonally polyestrous; this means that they have many periods of heats over the duration of a year. A heat period of a cat can last up to 4 to 7 days if the female is bred, however the heat period can last longer if the female cat is not bred.

Female cats are not impregnated by the first mate with whom they mate. Due to these reasons female cats often mate more than one male; because of this the kittens in a Litter may have different fathers. This tendency cats is known as 'Superfecund'. Female cats normally reach sexual maturity within in 4 to 10 months and male cats reach the same within 5 to 7 months.
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Maggie Peters
Maggie Peters commented
Wow! You defin copy that of somewhere! Im defin NOT reading this! Its... TOO LONG!
Melissa Arnold
Melissa Arnold commented
I moved into new place and cat was there. She dont look to be about 6-7 months if that. The last tenants just moved new it was thiers. So just adopted her.ANtway heard she had been sexed by one male but dont know if it wasmore than 1x. She was under weight but have taken good care. She is very spoiled but... She has been sleeping alot, very finiky eater. What i mean is she it alittle then sleep then eat then sleep all day and she will let u rub her belly. Never had a cat before. Just dogs.
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shamar shamar answered
A cat's gestation period is 9 weeks app ,60-63 day ,app 2 months
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Anonymous answered
8 weeks. My cat just had 3 beautiful kittens.
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Anonymous commented
I am so jealous!! Us ladies stay pregnant 9 months, and a cat only has to be pregnant 2 months??!! What a world....LOL
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Anonymous commented
You look sexy papapapapapa
Maggie Peters
Maggie Peters commented
Aww... Only three? My cat is Pregnant and her tummy is HUGE! Her mum, had 7 kittens once! Wtf Myfavorite? And LMAO Roseyg76!
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Katie Cannon answered
8-9 weeks depending on the cat
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Anonymous answered
The best way to care for a cat that is pregnant is to make sure it has lots of love,care, and most of all plenty of food
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Anonymous commented
Not rly u have to feed it give it water and milk so it will have milk for its kittens then give it a bed,blankets
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Anonymous answered
I really don't know because my cat is pregnant and it been going outside and inside so will you tell me

so comment me and tell me

I'm pretty sure for 8 to 9 weeks
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Anonymous answered
Well my cat5 may be pregnant but I am not sure because she has been out side for like 3 days now and she wont let anyone touch her or her tummy
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Anonymous answered
It usually takes about 56-59
days for a cat to give birth to
her kittens.
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Anonymous answered
I have a out side cat that I have been feeding and I think she is pregnant what can I doing to help this young mom out?
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Anonymous commented
You should give it a cat bed and feed it and give it water and milk then when she haves her babies you have to take good care of the mom and her babies. Because my cat is pregnant too and i been reading stuff about it so do that
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Maggie Peters answered
Probally... 7 to 9 weeks, but if they don't come by then, round about a month ( and yes thats 1 MONTH!)
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Anonymous answered
I don't know when my cat got pregnant but she is .and her baby  have not came why?

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