Like human cats body also changes during pregnancy. These changes don’t occur at a time. Week by week or month by month the changes occur in their body. So, a week by week cat pregnancy calendar will help you to find out when and why the pregnant cat’s body, health, the behavior will change and determine the date of birth. This week-by-week cat gestation period will also suggest to you what you should do in every pregnancy period. We’ll discuss the litter of kittens.
Cat Gestation Period
Here we describe week by week cat pregnancy calendar for you including the signs of pregnancy. Read on to learn more about the birth process of a kitten.
Days 1-7 : Week one
1st week of pregnancy is the very beginning. You will not able to tell surely that your cat is pregnant. Generally, in this time fertilization occur. After mating for the first 1-10 days male cat’s sperm finds the female cat’s eggs and fertilizes them.
Days 8-14 : Week two
In this time the fertilized eggs will extend themselves. These fertilized eggs start developing the rising kittens.
Days 15-21 : Week Three
In this time the implanted fetus will start to spread its body part. These changes happen because of a large hormone surge. Starting of week three you can find changes in their body. In the third week, their nipples will become pink and enlarged. Their body weight will start to increase from this week. The body of the pregnant queen changes ensuring their pregnancy.
Days 22-28 : Week Four
The pregnant cat’s weight will increase from the fourth week, which visible during the pregnancy. Around the fourth week of pregnanacy, she may less interest in food or decrease her appetite. Sometimes they also vomit. This illness is known as morning sickness, but it’s not mean that this illness will happen only morning. Infrequently vomiting is normal at this time but if she vomited continuously then you should take her to the vet. Because continuously vomiting is sometimes a serious health issue.
Days 29-35 : Week five
At the beginning of week five or at the ending of week four your vet or an experienced breeder should be able to confirm her pregnancy. A vet or an experienced breeder also able to give you an idea about your coming kittens as like the kitten health and how many are they in number.
Caution: After four week we should not pick up the pregnant cat. Picking up a pregnant cat in this time will hurt the kittens.
After four weeks when you take her to the vet then carefully carry her at a comfortable cat carrier.
Days 36-42 : Week six
At this week her appetite will increase. Because the growing kitten needs more food. At this time allow her as much food as she likes to eat. The extra food helps the kitten to grow properly. At this time give her that food which contains mineral and iron. Your vet will help you to choose the correct food for her. Always give her the best quality food and branded food. Always try to provide her the food which she likes most.
Days 43-49: Week seven
After sex week her pregnancy will be fully obvious. At this reason, she will appear in a rounded appearance. At this point sometimes her appetite may drop off. This occurs when the growing kittens will press on her belly.
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In this time she will start to find a comfortable nesting place to give birth. These nesting places may not be the perfect place for her. A comfortable and hygienic bed is very important for a pregnant cat and her coming kitten’s health. So provide her a comfortable bed at the beginning. Because if you provide her the bed at the beginning then she used to in this bed and select this for birth.
Days 50-56 : Week Eight
At this week you will normally see or feel the kitten’s movement in the rounded belly. At this week her nipples will be increased. In this stage of pregnancy, she will spend too much time for grooming herself.
Don’t be concern if she begins to shed the wool on her belly because this is a very natural process in this stage of pregnancy. After delivering the kitten her wool grows back in a short period of time.
Days 57-63 : Week Nine
After week eight you should be always prepared for the birth. Kittens size will continuously increase. In this time she may have a little discharge from the vulva. If you find her worried or she expends all the time in her bed or nesting, this will indicate that her delivery time is probably forthcoming. You should immediately contact with you vet and get ready for any kind of emergency situation.
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Day 64 To Above: Week Ten
Cat’s generally delivered her kittens within ten weeks but sometimes they take more time. Siamese cat is one of them who takes more than ten weeks. If your queen will not deliver kittens within ten weeks then consult with the vet immediately.