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What should I do to help my cat's pregnancy?

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Viruses can spread to kittens before they’re born, so keep up with your cat's vaccination schedule. If your pregnant cat is due for her regular vaccination and deworming/flea treatment or needs medication, check with your vet first to make sure the treatment is safe for her. It is best to vaccinate prior to breeding, as most vaccines are not safe to give during pregnancy.

SOURCES:

Cats Protection, "Pregnant Cats, Birth and Care of Young Kittens: Essential Guide 18."

Richards, J. "ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing and Caring for Your Cat," Chronicle Books, 1999.

Princeton Veterinary Hospital.

SpayFirst.

Eldredge, D., Carlson, D., Carlson, L., Giffin, J. "Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook," Turner Publishing Company, 2007.

Shaina Preis, DVM, veterinarian, Banfield Pet Hospital.

Merck Manual: "Breeding and Reproduction of Cats." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Cats Protection, "Pregnant Cats, Birth and Care of Young Kittens: Essential Guide 18."

Richards, J. "ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing and Caring for Your Cat," Chronicle Books, 1999.

Princeton Veterinary Hospital.

SpayFirst.

Eldredge, D., Carlson, D., Carlson, L., Giffin, J. "Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook," Turner Publishing Company, 2007.

Shaina Preis, DVM, veterinarian, Banfield Pet Hospital.

Merck Manual: "Breeding and Reproduction of Cats." 

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 20, 2019

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