How the pregnancy in cats
On average, pregnancy in cats lasts about 9 weeks and how soon the cat gives birth depends on the number of its unborn kittens. What will be more, the sooner you will be in labor. Typically, this condition is all cats, even the rare breeds stand absolutely normal and special veterinary surveillance it is not required. The abdomen becomes noticeable after 3-4 weeks, especially if the cat gladkosherstnye.
2-3 weeks before birth, you can feel in her stomach began to move the kittens. First understand that abdominal movement occurs, only attaching a hand. The quickening is a rare hand will have to hold tightly for a few minutes before you feel them. A week later, the abdomen already moves constantly, and if the hair is short, this movement can be seen even without a hand in the belly of the cat – he is hopping.
This activity is easily explained. First, kittens cats, as a rule, if one sleeps, the other can toss and turn in your SAC. Second, kittens are born blind though, compared to a child, much more adapted to life – they begin to crawl immediately. Therefore, before birth, ready to get out into the light kittens are moving quite strongly.
Much massaging of the uterus, kittens stimulate the secretion of the pituitary hormone oxytocin, which triggers the biological mechanism of delivery.
How cats give birth
1-2 days before birth, the cat behavior is changing – feeling them approaching, she begins to find dark, secluded and enclosed place where no one else will be able to disturb her or the kittens. In this period, under the influence of hormones on the bones of the pelvis become more mobile, the abdominal muscles relax and he changes the shape from round to pear-shaped.
A symptom of close genera is released by squeezing the nipples colostrum.
A pregnant cat usually often and with pleasure eat, but before birth it can completely abandon food, she may start vomiting and frequent stools. But most often takes place without such complications and approaching the exciting moment you can learn only by the fact that the body temperature lowered her. In normal condition, the body temperature of cats of 38.5 OS, just before birth it is reduced to 37,5-37,8 OS.
Most cats cope well with the birth of the kittens on their own, even when giving birth for the first time. In this case, you can only sit there to insure the woman. But just in case, better to read the literature to help if something doesn't go according to plan.