7 Signs Your Cat Might Be Pregnant That You Should Definitely Pay Attention To

4. They’re More Affectionate Than Usual

Young woman lying in bed

Cats go through mood changes when they’re pregnant as well — but for them, it’s less about feeling gloomy, and more about feeling very, very affectionate. When pregnant, cats will crave love and attention. According to Purina, “your pregnant cat may act more maternal, meaning that she purrs more and seeks extra fuss and attention from you.” If you notice this, cuddle with her more! She’s going through a tough time!

5. They’re Vomiting

sad cat,the cat sleeps

If your female cat starts vomiting pretty regularly, take note — it’s very possible that she’s pregnant. Cats experience morning sickness just like humans do. As a side note, you should always notice if your cat is getting physically sick. It could mean something is wrong, and if it’s happening regularly, it warrants a trip to the vet.

6. They’re Nesting

Kitten playing and biting owner's hand.A adorable cat lying on owner lap.A cat looking camera.

In the later stages of pregnancy, a cat will begin “nesting,” which basically means they’ll start preparing for the birth of their kittens by looking for a quiet, safe place to have them. Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Barrack told Care.com, “She may choose a quiet place and start arranging blankets for a birthing area.”

7. Their Belly Looks Bigger

Pregnant cat. Pregnant cat sleeping on concrete brick floor.

Finally, another side effect is a very obvious one: your cat’s belly will become larger and more engorged. If you notice significant abdominal swelling, this could mean your cat has some kittens on the way. This is another thing that you should take them to the vet for to get checked out.

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse