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18 Apr 2006

Cat's gestation period - how lang is too long?

How long after my cat's "due date" to give birth should I start worrying if nothing have heppened yet? It's a Persian and it's her first litter.
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01 Jan 0001

If your cat has shown any signs of pushing, and it is not successful she should be taken to the better. The gestation period can vary by about five days, so counting the days is not all that accurate. Look for signs of unsuccessful pushing or nesting. Obviously, if she gets to her due date and within a day or two thereafter nothing is happening, also take her to your veterinarian for examination.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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