If your cat is pregnant, don’t worry. That’s not a reflection on you as a parent but a reflection of your cat’s wild nature that got it into trouble. With a pregnant cat, prepare yourself ahead of time to help your cat give birth successfully.

Take a pregnant cat to a vet for a checkup to make sure everything is okay. Then prepare a nest for the mother cat to settle in ahead of giving birth. Whatever nesting area you choose, make sure it’s in a safe and quiet place so the mother cat can raise her kittens in peace.

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