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Hello, Kate. I recently took in a very young kitten. My guess is that she is about 6 weeks old, because she is able to eat cat food. The problem is, her stomach is plump and round. A friend of mine thinks she is pregnant, but I disagree. Is 6 weeks to young to be pregnant?

yes at six weeks she is way too young to be pregnant. It is usually from between 4 and 6 months old they first start to go into heat. Please see my web page here for information on this.


At 6 weeks old she may have worms if she has not been treated, it is always best to have very young kittens checked by a vet just in case something internal is wrong, especially if the kitten was a stray.

I also have lots of pages about looking after kittens etc which you may also find of interest here is the first page


best wishes kate


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Kate Tilmouth


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.


I run my own cat website at 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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