Advice on a young pregnant kitty.
November 17, 2006 9:15 PM Subscribe
We've adopted a stray kitten. I took her to the vet 2 weeks ago and yep, she's pregnant. I'm actually quite excited! I couldn't find a ask-mefi thread on pregnant cats, so I thought I'd ask for advice.
posted by killThisKid to Pets & Animals (16 answers total)
She's a young one. She's a sweet little grey kitten with the most awesome white markings about her body. Very loving and our hard-ass old male cat has excepted her quite well. She stays indoors almost constantly. She's in the kitchen right now batting around a pen on the floor =).
Anyway, while I have been around cats since day 1 of my existence, I've never actually been through a birthing, so I want to query for advice.
She's been to the vet, she's very healthy, she's on kitten food, plenty of water, a good place to give birith, all the standard stuff... what I want is the deep insight mefi often gives.
So let me know: what advice would you give for a soon-to-be pseudo-father of kittens?
I'm honestly a bit nervous about the actual birthing process and what part I should play. I have read many an article on what can go wrong and how to react, but, once again, I'd love to hear some real-world experiences.