What do you think about our cat

by Belinda Thurman
(Christiansburg Va USA)

Our ragdoll cat is one year old and we left her with a breeder for one week.

She hasnt been in heat so of course we think she's pregnant. Only problem
is she's thin and shedding alot. She is nesting but she is not big at all.
Not sure at all about her nipples . They are hard to see for her fur.
We think she is due to have kittens this week. It sounds crazy because she
is not big. Do you think she will just have one? or is she sick or something? I feed her kitten Iams Pet food. thanks for any help?

Answer by KAte
Often cats don't show there pregnancy visually until the last couple of weeks so often it is difficult to know when a cat is a pregnant.

You should have a good idea though as you had her mated but the birth can vary between 61 and 68 days.

As for the fur shedding well that may just be related to the weather.

To be honest with you if you are at all worried about your cat and concerned about the kittens then a trip to the vets is your best option as he will be able to feel if everything is ok. your cat does need the best nutrion while she is preganant and nursing as it can take it out of them having kittens. there are even some specail cat food products designed specifically for preganant and nursing cats. see this page for more on this http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-diet.html.

I do have a general information page about cat pregnancy for more information here


best wishes kate

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