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When Is a Cat Ready to Give Birth?

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The cat is ready to give birth if the mammary glands increase in size during the last week of gestation, starts producing milk, starts to nest, her temperature drops to 99F and has a change in behaviour for example restlessness & pacing.
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Cats give birth in the same way as most placental mammals. Contractions of the uterus push the kitten down the vaginal canal and out of the mother's body. For more information look
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As labor nears, many female cats, also called queens, begin sleeping. Cats generally sleep a lot; however, a Queen nearing her labor will sleep more than usual. Often, you will notice
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Momma cats almost always will start looking for a 'nest' for her kittens to be born in not long before birthing starts. This could be that bathrobe that you tossed into the closet
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Here are some major signs! Your cats appetitie will double, she will
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One of the ways of knowing your cat is ready to give birth is when the mammary glands increase in size during the last week of gestation and around two days before ...
There are signs that you can look for to determine if your cat is nearing time to give birth. Your cat's mammary glands will begin to increase in size during the ...
Contractions become stronger & closer together & the cervix is fully dilated. The kitten moves down the birth canal. Pressure on the cervix initiates ...
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