Tubby tabby: The combination of growing unborn kittens and mama’s increased appetite will lead your cat to gain some weight; usually around 1-2kg depending on how many kittens she is carrying. If her belly is rounded and swollen then this is a strong sign she is pregnant.
Why is my cat’s tummy hard?
Simple causes of abdominal enlargement: Intestinal parasites (“worms”): Large numbers of worms in the intestine can cause distension of the abdomen, giving a pet a “pot-bellied” appearance. This is typically seen in kittens since they are more likely to have worms than older cats.
How do I know what stage my cat is pregnant?
How to tell if your cat is pregnant
- After approximately 15-18 days of a cat pregnancy, you may notice that your pet’s nipples become enlarged and red – this is known as ‘pinking-up’.
- Similar to morning sickness in humans, your pregnant queen may go through a stage of vomiting.
How do cats act right before giving birth?
Licking, pacing, howling, and chirping
You might notice your cat licking her genitalia frequently – There is a discharge from the cat’s vulva a few hours before birth starts. Your cat’s water will break as well. Now is the time for pacing, restlessness, and howling, meowing, or chirping from your cat.
How do I know if my cat still has kittens inside her?
Feeling from the outside around the perineal area under the tail will indicate if a kitten is already through the pelvis, and a view of nose or feet and tail at the vulva indicates that birth must be imminent if the kitten is to live.
How do you tell if a cat’s stomach is swollen?
Signs that commonly occur with abdominal distension include:
- Sudden or gradual visibly larger abdomen.
- Change in frequency of urination.
Can you feel kittens move in a pregnant cat?
After about 50 days into the pregnancy, as kittens near their birth size and begin to move about vigorously, they can once again be felt. Abdominal palpation is the least stressful (for a cat) and the least expensive (for you) method of detecting pregnancy—but it is not fail-proof.
Do cats bleed before giving birth?
Before a cat fully goes into labor, there are a few tell-tale signs. If a cat is showing these signs before the 61st day of pregnancy, it is likely that the cat is going into premature labor: Bloody vaginal discharge.