Pregnant cat nutrition

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Pregnant cats need about 4 to 5 meals a day because of the cute baby kittens they are carrying in their womb. Extra high quality meals are absolutely essential once a pregnant cat’s tummy becomes large. A good rule of thumb to determine when to fuss about a pregnant cat’s diet, is when you start to notice the size of its tummy has grown slightly bigger than usual. It may not be obvious during the first couple of weeks, but after that, you will start to notice the change, and this is when you commence the 4 or 5 meals a day diet. You will have to serve medium size portions on each meal. I would say around 2 tablespoons of canned cat food and mix it along with some dry cat food per meal. Don’t forget to include fresh wet food as well for variety. Also place a fresh bowl of water near the cat at all times.




Nursing cat nutrition


The same amount of food and feeding frequency for pregnant cats, applies to a nursing mother as well. Obviously a nursing mother requires plenty of high quality food, to ensure she has sufficient milk to produce and feed her kittens. So stick with the 4-5 meals frequency and medium size servings, as explained described above. After about 3 or 4 months, you will notice that the mother will not nurse her kittens as often, or may even stop completely. This is the time to switch her diet back to two meals per day.


 A cat nursing her kittens.





















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