Cats When Giving Birth

Domesticated cats usually, the age of 7-12 months old is the perfect time for a female cat to bread and give birth. Most of you don’t know that cats can give birth for as often as 5 times a year. The development period for cats for about 63-65 days only and their delivery time only lasts for about 2 hours. Usually, they give life to up to 4 kittens. Each kitten is born using a different amniotic sac from the other. They also have umbilical cord and placenta which they eat to start lactation of the mother cat. These kittens are blind upon birth. Their senses will start upon reaching 10-12 days of life. The mother cat licks her kittens to be able to clean them and to stimulate their passage. Kittens upon birth don’t have distinct colour but eventually this will develop after a few weeks of life.

Wild cats are different from domestic cats because they only give birth once a year. And their kittens are typically 3 upon birth. Now that the world is in the midst of modern times, castration of male cat is typically done and it is usually done during the 6-7th month of the cat’s life. This is to control the male cat’s tendency to mark objects around the house using his urine. While the female cat goes through a process which is called spraying, in this process the female cat is sprayed with a certain type of drug that is intended to reduce the risk of breast cancer and also to reduce the risk of uterine diseases.

The life expectancy of cats usually last for about 10-15 years especially when they are well taken care of. Domesticated cats typically live longer than wild cats because their space is only limited and they are not prone to parasites and other ailments which are known to be dreadful and causes fatality in cats.

Helpful information about Cat Diseases

For the last couple of years, cat’s nutritional needs and treatments are taken from dogs. But along the way, experts realize that cats and their disorders are not the same with that of dogs that is why they formulate various treatments specifically designed for cats. Through the years lots of cats die because of various ailments that has become serious because of lack of adequate medicines for them. It may be different if they were treated appropriately with the right treatment for them. These are some helpful information you should know regarding cats:

  • If they are dull and they don’t have appetite to eat. They must have serious ailment such as diarrhea.
  • Teary eye and sneezing can also be associated with cold. You should look out for more symptoms before giving them medicines because there are times that sneezing can mean they have a ringworm or mite. Cats can be attacked by parasites and this can happen internally or externally.
  • Fleas, lice, ticks, and ear mites can attack them so you need to regularly take them to a veterinarian.
  • Tapeworm, roundworm, protozoan, and others can internally attack them so you need to be on the lookout or more symptoms.
  • Feline distemper is a kind of viral disease that may affect cats during their 1st 6 months of life. If they catch this ailment, they will probably sneeze, having a runny nose and eyes and have a fever like feeling. They can also lose appetite and they will vomit and have diarrhea.
  • Rabies is another threat to cats. They are more prone to it than dog that is why you need to have them vaccinated.
  • Upper respiratory tract infection can also hit them so you need to be very careful in taking care of your cat.