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Pregnancy problems in cats


Cats are sometimes prone to health problems, either during pregnancy or after birth. For this reason it is good to have on hand phone number and address of the nearest veterinarian. Most cats get over the task without any problems but you should be aware that there are cases less fortunate. It is important to manage specific symptoms to identify certain problems and health care for cats and babies.


Decreased blood level of calcium in the cat can cause eclampsia, a life-threatening disease that dog. This problem usually occurs in late stages of pregnancy. A calcium supplement given during this period may prevent eclampsia, especially when you have a cat adopted from a shelter or on the street, because the diet of these cats was not too rich. Cat's behavior may indicate the presence of eclampsia. Diseased cats are restless, pant and gets angry very quickly. Physical symptoms include drooling, loss of coordination in movements and pain during walking. In the last stages of eclampsia cats can lose muscle spasms and sudden attention. This disease is treated by emergency and the cat should see a veterinarian immediately after detection of symptoms.


The cat's poor health or certain infections can cause fetal malformations, which will be aborted spontaneously. Causes of abortion include infection with Salmonella bacteria or protozoan organism that causes toxoplasmosis. Also, physical trauma during pregnancy can lead to detachment of the placenta and abortion.


Certain drugs such as aspirin, steroids and some antibiotics have been identified as possible causes of the outbreak of abortion. Symptoms include fever, vaginal bleeding, lack of alertness and depression. Aborted fetuses are not always found for the cat can hide them or even eat. All symptoms of abortion should be considered as urgent and pregnant cat will be consulted as soon as a vet. The cat will be examined and to detect cases where the dog has not eliminated all fetuses.


Resorption is an interesting process in which a fetus is dead completely absorbed back into the mother's system. External symptoms that may indicate the process, are very rare. However when resorption seems to have taken place, it is essential to go with the cat to a vet to make sure that there are no remaining fetuses in dog body.