Birth Preparations

When birth is near, put the box, sand tray, food plate, and water bowl temporally on a more or less close area with an easy access.

Cats usually give to birth without much scandal and almost without any human intervention, but it is advisable to have at hand several utensils just in case, as is kitchen paper, cotton, a pair of small towels, an adequate disinfectant for cats (ask your veterinary to recommend one), a bottle of hot water, some plastic bags and a plastic or metal container for wastes. If you are friends with your veterinary, you might call him and tell him that he might have to come by in case of an emergency, but this is not usual.

The Delivery
The delivery is produced as soon as 61 days or as late as 70 days since the conception. If the pregnancy hasn’t been planned, you will probably not know the exact day, so the best is to be alert and near to the cat.

It is important to be present at the delivery and at the birth, so much, that if necessary, we recommend for you to sleep in the same room with the cat.

When the delivery is near, the cat starts to be restless and to pant or to purr regularly, this stage can last during several hours, sometimes up to 24. The second stage is marked by the beginning of the contractions, that are at first produced every 30 minutes, or more, and then begin to increase its frequency up to just before the birth of the first whelp, when they start repeating themselves every 30 seconds.

They can be accompanied by more panting; sometimes, the cat also licks her vaginal zone to stimulate the delivery.

At this point, some cats prefer to be alone in the box, in penumbra, while others, overall the novice ones, that are usually more frighten or confused, which the presence and encouragement of their owners.

No matter what, stay near to the scene, prepare yourselves for a long waiting, and be sure that your presence gives the calmness the animal needs.

Procure that the children don’t get near and that the rest of animals in the house are controlled, and as far away from room as possible.

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