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she has about 7 days to go but i havent seen them move do they move much maybe im not lookin long enough. my mum says not to worry but my cat looks like shes going to explode shes huge. please reply as im a worried 11 year old

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Hi
I'm not sure what you are worried about. If your cat was in any kind of distress she would let you know my not eating, possibly crying, possibly not using the litter tray, sleeping a lot etc.

Nature is a funny thing and can sometimes look rather distressing ie huge tummies etc but everything will take its course in good time when everything is ready.

When your cat does go into labor you must not fuss her or be worried around her as it will make her anxious she will sense your mood. Instead talk softly to her, do not interfere when the kittens are born they should be left alone for the mother cat to take care of. She will know what to do.

The only time a human can get involved and this is rare so don't worry is if a kitten becomes stuck and then you may gently help it out but this is rare, if you interfere unneccearily you could hurt the cat or the kitten.

Please don't worry, nature is a wonderful thing and cats are very good at being mothers.

best wishes
Kate

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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