Pregnancy can be diagnosed by the vet using abdominal palpation from around three to four weeks of age or by
using ultrasound, pregnancy lasts just about 63-65 days.
It is essential that a pregnant cat be given an examination by your veterinarian.The pregnant cat will need to eat more than usual, particularly within the last three to four weeks of pregnancy when she wants approximately 25 per cent additional food this will help provide a proper nourishment for the mother and also the unborn kitten.
Feeding your cat properly is significant throughout pregnancy and nursing, malnutrition can result in low birth weight of the kittens and place them in danger for many health conditions leading to a reduced survival rate.
What then is the right cat food for a pregnant cat?
It is very vital to feed your pregnant or nursing cat a food that gives her all the nutrition she needs. I’d like to recommend feeding her Kitten’s Food formulas as soon as you discover your cat is pregnant. These formulas are made in essential nutrients and support development of the kittens throughout pregnancy, increased energy from calories for the growth of kittens and milk production for the mother. It’s invariably best to speak to your veterinarian about a food recommendation for your pregnant or nursing cat.
Otherwise, if your cat is already on a diet of quality canned cat food, it should be safe to continue feeding her the same brand she is familiar with for for a while. However, during the mid weeks of her pregnancy, she should be transitioned to a nourishing canned kitten food, and continue thereon till the kittens are weaned. In the final week of her pregnancy, attempt a supplement of KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement. Personally I do not recommend pregnant stray, cos it’s sometimes undernourished. always keep your pregnant cat indoors for her safety.
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KMR - Kitten Milk Replacer
- Formulated to provide a caloric pattern similar to queen's milk in protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
- Ideal supplement for post-surgery and convalescence
- For kittens newborn to six weeks of age