How long is the pregnancy of a cat

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How long is the pregnancy of a cat

If you want to have new kittens at home or plan to mate your cat you will surely want to know how long it will be pregnant for. On the other hand, maybe your pet is already pregnant and you need to know how long the wait will be until its kittens are born. Are cats like people? Does their pregnancy last a given time? In OneHowTo we clarify how long is the pregnancy of a cat.

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The first thing to know is that cats, like any mammal (including humans) have a specific gestation period which, in this case, is shorter than you think.


A cat pregnancy lasts between 57 and 63 days, i.e. about two months. But for many owners it seems to last less because sometimes it takes a few weeks to notice that something strange is happening to your pet, so it is important to pay attention so to know if your cat is pregnant.


If you suspect a pregnancy, it is best to take your cat to the vet to confirm the diagnosis. Ask your specialist to tell you approximately how many weeks pregnant your cat is, in this way you can calculate the time of delivery and be prepared to assist your animal, and give it everything it needs to give birth.


Now that you know your pet is pregnant, it is important that you increase care, particularly on a nutritional level, to ensure the maximum health of your cat and her kittens.


But what to do when the weeks have passed and it is time for the delivery? Many owners do not know how to face this situation and what steps to take to make the cat feel completely at ease. Although there are some things that you should know, your cat will instinctively know what to do and, unlike humans, does not require any assistance during the actual birth of her kittens.

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