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Pregnancy - What to do?

As soon as you think your cat may be pregnant, you must handle her gently and carefully. She won't need any special care or attention until about the fifth week of pregnancy, when the kittens start growing noticeably.

At this time, the pregnant queen will naturally need more food, particularly in the last three or four weeks, as she is feeding the growing kittens as well as herself. You can expect her to eat about half as much extra food. You may also choose to mix her food with a little kitten food, specifically designed for the needs of developing kittens.

Because of the pressure of the unborn kittens on her stomach, she will find smaller meals easier - so instead of two normal meals a day, give her four smaller ones. A good rule is to feed her as much as she wants, when she wants it.

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