Guide to Cat Mating and Reproduction

In This Article Expand Mating and Conception Is Your Cat in Heat? Pregnancy Stages Care Potential Problems The Birth Process Postnatal Care Finding Homes for Kittens Back to Top Cats mating may seem simple to the casual observer: they mate loudly, frequently, and indiscriminately; the female cat becomes pregnant, then…

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Domestic Mixed-Breed Cat (Moggie): Cat Breed Profile

In This Article Expand Characteristics Breed History Care Health Problems Diet and Nutrition Where to Adopt or Buy Further Research Back to Top The domestic, mixed-breed cat, Felis silvestris catus, is a typical feline pet without a pedigree. They may also be called house cats, and people in the U.K.…

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What Is a Cat Spay?

Ovariohysterectomy, also known as a "spay", is the removal of a female cat's ovaries and uterus. Young female cats that are not spayed will go into heat, and their chances of becoming pregnant are very high if exposed to intact (unneutered) males. A female can go into heat as early…

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Should You Spay a Cat In Heat?

Did your cat go into heat before you had a chance to have her spayed? Perhaps she was an early bloomer and the onset of estrus was a surprise to you. Or, maybe you waited longer than ideal to schedule the surgery. Either way, if you want to avoid an…

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How to Train Your Queen Cat to Avoid Aggression

Maternal aggression occurs when a queen (female cat) becomes especially aggressive. Her aggression is meant to protect her kittens and can be directed at humans, other animals, or other cats that come between a queen and her new litter of kittens. Male cats have been known to cannibalize kittens, so…

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How to Stop Aggression in Kittens

Cat attacks are either predatory or play aggression, and both behaviors may look identical. These behaviors in cats range from minor to severe scratching and biting. It's unlikely that a scratch or bite from a house cat will be fatal, but such injuries can be painful and run the risk of…

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Bombay Cat: Cat Breed Profile

In This Article Expand Characteristics Breed History Care Common Health Problems Diet and Nutrition Where to Adopt or Buy Further Research Back to Top The Bombay has the distinction of being the blackest cat in the cat fancy. Once the cat is mature, the coat is black to the root,…

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Swollen Paws in Cats

A swollen paw in your cat is definitely cause for concern, especially if your feline friend is making it known that she is uncomfortable. Cats often choose to hide any weakness and may attempt to disguise their pain, so noticeable discomfort certainly merits a veterinary visit. If your cat will…

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Signs Your Cat Is in Heat

All female cats will naturally go through a heat cycle if they have not been spayed. This heat cycle is referred to as estrous and it indicates that a cat is capable of breeding. There are a few key indications that a cat may be in heat and it is…

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