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If your cat seems to hate her kittens, this post will show you likely reasons why and what you can do about it. The reason why your cat seems to hate her kittens is actually that she is disciplining them. Cats do not share our sense of morals, so they have no issue with being aggressive when getting their kittens to behave. However, there are a number of other possible reasons why your cat might…

Fleas are always inconvenient, but there’s no worse time for your cat to get fleas than when she is nursing kittens. When she is nursing, the products you can safely use are limited. To make matters worse, you also need to treat the kittens. Kittens cannot tolerate flea medications, but a flea infestation can be harmful or even deadly for them as well. The good news is there are things you can do. The process…

My first response to this question is another question that, in the end, answers the initial question. Q. Was there ever a time you hissed at your children or loved ones?”  Every human parent has bad days, off days, days where things are not going right, and days that a mom or dad would just as soon forget. Human parents can be abrupt or short with their children during these days. Grunting, abruptness, and sharpness…

Your cat just had kittens. Your heart warms as you watch her care for her babies. However, you get nervous when she leaves her kittens. Is she leaving them alone too long? Will the kittens be ok? Why is she leaving them?  Why does my cat leave her kittens? There are a few reasons why your cat might leave her kittens. The good news is, it’s normal for your cat to leave her kittens for…

Your cat giving birth to kittens is a very exciting time. You watch as she gives birth to the most adorable fluff balls on earth. You smile with pride at how well she did. Your heart warms as you see her caring for her kittens. She cleans them, and then begins to nurse.  This is the way every cat owner expects and hopes the process to go. However, sometimes, something goes wrong with this process.…

Your cat is settled in with her new kittens. You check on them frequently from a distance, and love seeing her care for them. Suddenly, you hear a kitten cry out. You return to see the mother attacking the kitten.  What’s going on? Why did your mother cat suddenly turn on her kittens? Should you be concerned?  Why do mother cats attack their kittens? In many cases, the mother isn’t actually attacking the kittens. It…

Over 30 years ago, my daughter, still living at home, rescued a young short-white-haired cat from the neighbor’s garden next door. I did not want pets at the time, so it took a lot of begging from my daughter to agree to take in this kitty. I knew that I would be taking care of this animal, not her, and I did not have the time or know-how. But, eventually, I gave in and gave…

Your cat just had kittens. It’s a beautiful and exciting time. You love playing with the kittens and watching them interact with mom. There’s a lot that can be learned about raising babies, even human ones, from the way cats raise their kittens. However, you may wonder if cats miss their kittens after they leave. Do they wonder where they are, and if they are ok? Is it wrong to give kittens away? Are cats…

Waiting for your pregnant cat to deliver her kittens is a time of excitement and anticipation. Did you know that she’s known as the queen? Whether it’s her first litter or she’s delivered several, you never get over the anticipated moment of delivery. Throughout her pregnancy, you care for her, making a comfortable birthing box and feeding her nutritious food to make sure all goes well with her delivery. Usually, cats will have 3 to…

It’s a subject we humans have a hard time comprehending. Why would a cat eat another cat’s kittens or even their own? It’s rare for a cat to eat kittens, but it does occur. In most cases, there are biological reasons for this behavior.  Will cats eat other cats’ kittens? It’s very rare for a cat to eat another cat’s kittens. Ironically, it’s more common for a mother cat to eat her own kittens than…