can a cat go in heat while pregnant

This is because the fertilised eggs only implant themselves in your cat’s uterus towards the end of week two, so your cat will likely still be unaware that she is pregnant. Her heat cycles may continue during this time and if she mates again she could have kittens from different fathers.

First trimester in Feline Pregnancy

  • A feline multivitamin may be added, but calcium should not be added (unless directed by your veterinarian)
  • Feed a premium diet, but only as much as your queen would typically consume. You could give her a kitten or growth diet.
  • It is best to wait until day 25 for an ultrasound because on days 18 to 19, a veterinarian can detect pregnancy with an ultrasound but not heartbeats.

Personality Changes in a Pregnant Cat

These character and mood changes are also indicative of pregnancy:

  • Increased affection: Your cat may become more loving than usual and may approach you more often. Give it to her, please! But during this time, you may notice that your pregnant cat is less tolerant of other household pets.
  • Sleeping more: Compared to before pregnancy, many pregnant queens will sleep for longer periods of time each day.
  • Nesting behaviors: Usually, a few weeks prior to giving birth, your cat will start “nesting.” Cats frequently locate a quiet area and spend a lot of time there. They might even try dragging pillows or other plush objects into the nest. Give your cat a birthing box that’s simple for her to enter and exit to keep her from selecting an uncomfortable place to give birth, like a drawer or a hard-to-reach place. A few soft blankets that can be thrown away or washed as they get dirty should be placed inside the box.

Signs of Pregnancy in Cats

Around three weeks after mating, a pregnant queen (the term used to refer to an unspayed female cat, especially while pregnant) will exhibit physical and behavioral changes, such as enlarged nipples, an expanding abdomen, and nesting behaviors.

The gestation period for cats runs 64 to 66 days. Nine weeks, or 63 days, could be thought of as the typical gestation period for cats.

FAQ

Why is my cat acting like she’s in heat when she’s pregnant?

* Ok this is a simple answer…. hormonal changes are responsible for the cats behavior. pregnancy can make them act like they are in heat. Now… if its possible that she may not be pregnant.

Will a cat still mate if pregnant?

Even if your cat is pregnant, she can still mate with other cats for a few days and can give birth to a litter that has different fathers. After giving birth, queens can get pregnant after two weeks.

How do I know if my cat is pregnant or in heat?

Recognise the symptoms of being in heat Cats that are pregnant or in heat will have enlarged nipples and be affectionate towards other living creatures. However, only a pregnant cat will be highly vocal whilst rolling around on the floor.

What not to do when cat is pregnant?

If you do have to pick your cat up, make sure to “scoop” her up from her bottom, rather than touch her stomach. Avoid any boisterous activity towards the end of your cat’s pregnancy, and try to leave her be if you can.