Cat lovers need extra attention to care for pregnant cats. Especially when you care for pregnant cats that is expensive or a rare type.
Many families choose cats as pets for reasons of beautiful colors, types, funny behaviors or other reasons for example because cats respond to other wild animals such as rats, or snakes.
Caring for your beloved cat is actually not difficult, but if your cat is pregnant then it requires a slightly larger treatment. When a cat is first pregnant, you also need more attention to care for pregnant cats.
High Quality Food for Pregnant Cats
Provide the best quality food.
Pregnant cats need plenty of protein and vitamins that are necessary to support the development of the fetus. To ensure high protein and vitamins that can be seen on the packaging of feed a cat that you buy. Food supplements in the form of vitamins and calcium are also needed for improving the health of the fetus and mother. The granting of too much calcium cause excessive fetal bone development. As a result, the size of the fetus is too large and difficult to get out at the moment would be born (dystocia).
Do not give any medication during pregnancies.
Administering drugs to a pregnant cat is only done in emergencies only. When will give medication, should consult the administering of medications with your vet. Various drugs such as anthelmintic, anti-lice and some kinds of antibiotics can lead to disorders, defects in the fetus even miscarriages.
Prepare enough food supplies.
The availability of cat food and drink should be of high quality and in sufficient quantities. The availability of food and drink should be controlled during pregnancy, after childbirth and postpartum.
Healthy and Convenient Place to take care of pregnant cats.
Parent cat is very sensitive to the safety of his children. The need for a healthy and comfortable place to care for a pregnant cat should be taken care of.
Provide a comfortable cage for childbirth.
Cats will choose a place to give birth to their child in accordance with their instincts, therefore provide a box where you give birth in some places. Boxes made of cardboard, wood, large plastic filled with cloth or towel for the base is sufficient. Place the boxes in a warm, clean, quiet and supervised place. Make sure this place has been available at least weeks before the time of delivery so that cat mothers can be comfortable.
Do not dispose of the boxes after the cat gives birth because during the upbringing of her children will be made several times the transfer by the cat mother.
Use sands litter that does not clot.
Sometimes a cat gives birth to her child in a litter box. The sand contained in the litter box can be seen in the body of a newborn child. Parent cat usually does not want to clean (lick) her child when covered with sand that clot and smell of dirt. Use only zeolite sand which is relatively cheaper and not clot. If the kitten is not cleansed, then he will have difficulty breathing because it is covered by the remnants of fluid from the mother’s womb.
Limiting Interaction Against Other Cats
A pregnant cat should be inside the House.
Circumstances in the House warmer and quiet, away from the distractions of wild cats that can lead to fighting between cats. Cats that live outdoors has risks of contracting the disease is higher. The conditions inside the House relatively clean until the kittens are born in a clean place.
Keep away from other cats.
If you have multiple cats, make the sure place to give birth away from other cats. At the time of giving birth, cats do not like to be near other cats, although the cat had known each other for a long time. Motherly and protective properties of the instinct will be getting stronger at the moment of birth approached. The new cat gave birth to be uncomfortable or the cat will attack him.
The last thing to watch out for is the preparation of the address and telephone records of some of the nearest clinics or veterinarians. Find veterinarian/clinic information that is open 24 hours in preparation for emergency cases.
Do not let your beloved cat alone at the time of delivery.