It is great when a person loves animals so much that he doesn’t have one pet. But in order to preserve peace in the family, all pets should, if not, be friends, then at least maintain neutrality. This is especially important when it comes to cats and other domestic animals, because cats are real predators.
Cat and rat
Rats for cats – prey! The owner needs to remember this, even if his cat is a peaceful and absolutely not predatory creature. There are cases when the misfortune happened after a long close friendship: a rat literally walks over the head of a dangerous predator, the animals sleep together, but suddenly the owner, coming home, finds a dead rat. As a rule, the cat does not even try to eat “prey”. And all because at one point in the house affectionate cat a natural instinct woke up, which did not allow her to ignore such an easy target. Therefore, a cat and a rat should not be left alone without human supervision. When leaving, put the rat in a cage, and misfortune will not happen. Continue reading
Cat after childbirth: watch carefully
The postpartum period of any cat begins immediately after all the kittens were born. The cat after childbirth is usually relaxed and sleeps a lot, and your task is to ensure her peace as much as possible. First of all, feel the cat’s tummy and make sure that all kittens are born. If you can not do it yourself, better consult a doctor. Also, beware of the animal. If the behavior of the cat after giving birth is alarming, immediately invite a veterinarian!
Especially you should be alerted by the following signs: increased salivation, anxiety, loss of coordination of the animal, a sharp rise in temperature, convulsions. Continue reading
How long does pregnancy last in cats?
Definitely, the question of how long a pregnancy lasts in cats cannot be answered. The term can fluctuate within 9 weeks, and for long-haired breeds the pregnancy of a cat lasts longer than for short-haired ones: in the first case it is usually 63-72 days, in the second – 58-68.
In addition, the gestation period in cats also depends on the number of kittens: if there are more than five, then the birth may be early, but if it is less, the time is on the contrary delayed. It is considered normal that a cat’s pregnancy may take a week, but if kittens are born a week earlier than expected, they may not survive. Continue reading