Continued from previous page….However, seek your veterinarian’s advice if she is below par because she is recovering from an illness, for example. During the second half of pregnancy her protein requirements increase and at this point she should be gradually be put onto premium kitten food and at delivery she should be eating nothing but kitten food. Obesity should be avoided but she should be well fed. You don’t want fat kittens because it can make labour more difficult.
About a week or two before giving birth she may lose her appetite because her abdomen is crowded and she may have difficulty in consuming a normal sized meal. Therefore several smaller sized meals would be preferable.
It is quite common for rescued cats to be pregnant. Sometimes cat owners who have been irresponsible or who have found themselves unable to cope when rescuing cats end up with one or two pregnant female cats. They give birth at a rescue centre sometimes, creating more burdens for the centre. It’s also not uncommon for a person to abandon their cat because she is pregnant. It is surprising the number of people who do not spay or neuter their cats. Some people believe that a female cat should give birth to one litter of kittens before they can be whole and normal. It’s a fallacy which adds to the numbers of unwanted cats on the planet, many of which find themselves in rescue centres where some are sadly euthanised.
Sweet Tasha was dumped by her owner for possibly being pregnant. She is about 3 yrs old and lived with 2 other cats. Tasha is a friendly and affectionate kitty who loves to play with her toys and follow her owner around. She was gentle with the other cats https://t.co/KlgWxHV3QJ pic.twitter.com/xAI1scH6AI
— NYC's DEATH ROW CATS (@NYCDEATHROWCATS) October 27, 2020
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