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Cats and Pregnancy

Kitten with Mother CatCity Kitty answers: Errr ... this is one of those times I'm glad to be a guy! I wouldn't want to be tied down having kittens 3 times a year. Yep, the average cat has 2 to 3 litters a year, with anywhere from 1 to 8 kittens per litter, with the average being between 2 to 5 kittens.

Here's some interesting facts you may not know about cats and kittens:

You may wonder, how can I tell if my cat is pregnant? Well, if you see some of these signs, you'd better get ready for an addition to your family.

Now this is how you know your cat is about to give birth.

When your cat goes to her nest and you're sure it's finally the moment you've all been waiting for, give her quiet and privacy. Make sure you have food and fresh water nearby, but not too close. Allow her to eat the afterbirth - it contains important nutrients that she needs. The entire process will take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours.

ONE more thing - a cat does not "need" to have at least 1 litter to be healthy, and she won't "miss" motherhood if you choose to spay her before her first heat. As a matter of fact, spaying that early has been found to greatly reduce the threat of mammary cancer and uterine disease. Like I said, I'm glad I don't have to worry about all that stuff!