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When kitties become sexually mature? The heat cycle of cats is the first and foremost sign of their maturity. The heat cycle leads to cat pregnancy and it is first stage of cat breeding. The signs of cat heat cycle are very clear and every one who has kept a female kitty must have known about the heat cycle signs and symptoms. This cycle appears as early as five months of cat's age and as late as eight months. This highly depends on the physical development of the feline. Another factor that leads to early appearance of this cycle is company of male cat in surroundings. When Tomcat leave their scent around, the homonal activity of females starts working fast.

General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home
You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.
General Cat Care #2: Feeding
An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).

Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.

It could also be said that female cats who happen to stay with males would more likely to get into immature pregnancy. In certain cases, it is not possible to keep the male and female cats separate. Therefore, both engage into physical breeding process (Read that here: that leads to conception.

General Cat Care #3: Grooming
Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs
General Cat Care #4: Handling
To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.
General Cat Care #5: Housing
Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.

The problems that appear in immature pregnancy includes miscarriage, slow growth of litter, stillborn kittens, early labor, delay in labor and any poisoning if the cat is unable to deliver the kittens even after several days labor.

The biggest risk involved in early pregnancy is malnourishment and smaller body of female kitty. The body is not ready to carry the kittens and hence it leads to miscarriage. Similarly, young ones are highly active and would not like to rest as much as neccessary during pregnancy time. This would also lead to problems if cat is jumping high walls and engaging into fights with other cats.

Immature pregnancy could be avoided if the pet's owner is aware that it is willing to mate and reproduce. It is also possible that during a heat period, cat mates with more than one tomcat around her. The kittens born as a result of this would be fathered by more than one tom. There are also possibilities of any hereditary defects or physical damages. All these problems could appear in a pregnancy of a mature felines as well. But when it comes to the pregnancy of felines under one year of age, these problems are likely to occur more.

Domesticated cats could be controlled and unwanted pregnancy could be stopped. It all depends if the cat's human is capable of handling the situation in a responsible manner or not.

General Cat Care #6: Identification
If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.
General Cat Care #7: Litter Box
All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).
Updated: February 24, 2017 — 5:52 pm

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