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my cat is pregnant due round 25 june will she need my help to give birth? also how long will it be before we can hold the kittens?thanks

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Hi
Generally the answer is no, your cat will be able to do the whole thing herself. In fact the less we can interfere the better as it will help her with her mothering skills.

cats have a strong sense of instinct and mother nature has a big hand in it also, so the best we can do for our cats is allow them some time on their own with out us fussing around to much. keep an eye on her from a distance now and again just to make sure there are no complications (like a kitten getting struck etc, but this is rare and in which case you may just have to help ease it out but don't unless she has had a kitten stuck in the opening for some time and then really a vet should be the one to judge what is best to do.)

As for once the kittens are born. try not to handle them for the first day, this gives the mum time to get to know them and them her. but a some light handling the next day should be fine.

I have some web pages about kitten care and calso cat preganancy which you may find of further interest

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best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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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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