Postpartum symptoms of cats

       “Do animals have mental states?” Joseph Ledu, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University, told the world in the brain? We don’t know and will never get the exact answer. ” Although humans, as different species, can not understand the psychology of cats from the same mother tongue, we have observed and practiced many cats in the same family. As all mammals, with the birth of their offspring, some female cats will have a period of emotional instability, commonly known as cat postpartum depression.

       How to judge

       What are the hazards

       Once the female cat’s postpartum depression is formed, it will have a bad influence on her and her kittens. Some female cats with severe postpartum depression will refuse to eat, resulting in fatty liver and * * failure and other diseases leading to death. Some female cats refuse to breast feed their newborn kittens, even attack them, and even eat their newborn babies.

       Most animal behaviorists attribute the cat’s behavior of eating a child to a kitten who is not motherly, or is disturbed by other unfamiliar odors to remove what she believes is a predator’s incentive. From the psychological point of view, the behavior of female cat eating is mostly caused by anxiety and tension caused by postpartum depression, and the extreme behavior of lack of security for the environment. Of course, there are exceptions to female cats eating babies. For example, the born kittens are born disabled or die young. This is the survival of the fittest in nature and is not in the scope of discussion.

       How to prevent

       First, we need to reduce the psychological pressure of pregnant and lactating female cats and relax their anxious mood. Cats like to live alone during pregnancy and lactation without being disturbed by other species or people. Cats living in the wild will look for sheltered places that TA considers safe before giving birth to ensure the safety of their young. Let the female cat get adequate nutrition at the same time, reduce human contact, do not easily change TA’s living environment, especially during lactation, never touch the newborn kitten, which can make the female cat get psychological relaxation.

       Third, in the living environment to maintain a certain amount of sunshine, fresh air, female cat pregnancy to maintain a certain amount of exercise. It is easy to prevent the depression of the cat before and after the birth.

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       1¡¢ Females frequently move from one place to another

       The female cat frequently moves from one place to another. Even if the excrement removal officer moves it back, she will still find a chance to change another place. The fundamental reason for this behavior is that the female cat has no sense of security for the current position. She wants to move to a place that she thinks is more secure. This behavior is most obvious in the female cat with the first baby.

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       After giving birth to a baby, Laowang’s glutinous rice changed its position twice. Once, it was moved from the delivery room to the bed. Every time Lao Wang wanted to see it, he had to drill under the bed The second time he moved from under the bed to the gap between the side of the refrigerator and the wall. Finally, Lao Wang could only block the gap between the back of the refrigerator and the wall with a box, and then separated the glutinous rice with a carton

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       When the light in the delivery room is strong, the temperature in the delivery room is low, the environment in the delivery room is noisy, and people frequently enter and leave the delivery room area, the female cat will have no sense of security, thus causing the behavior of hiding. Therefore, the cat delivery room needs to be specially set up:

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       2¡¢ Mother cats don’t like to take care of them, or even don’t care for them

       Common behavior of a cat mother: after giving birth, she plays by herself; she doesn’t like feeding; even if she puts it beside her, she completely ignores it; some people will sit on her body

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       In this case, we can only say that the mother of a cat is poor in motherhood and is not suitable for breeding because the mortality rate is very high without the care of a female cat! Because not only need to eat the cat mother’s milk, from which to obtain the energy of survival and antibodies against most diseases, but also need the temperature of the cat mother to maintain her body temperature. In the first month of birth, she needs to lick to defecate and urinate.

       In this case, the only way to do this is for the shoveling officer to feed the milk, promote urination, defecation, and even teach some behaviors, such as using cat litter and being close to people.

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       3¡¢ The mother cat suddenly refused to take care of one

       There may be two reasons for a mother cat’s sudden refusal to take care of one, or even carry it out of the cat’s Nest: one is that the cat’s constitution is the weakest in the litter or has congenital defects; the other is that the excrement removing officer directly contacts a certain one without gloves.

       In the first case, if placed in the natural environment, this behavior is to protect the rest of the nest. Because if you die in a cat’s nest, it will attract other natural enemies, so abandoning this one can better protect others. Even some cat mothers will choose to eat the weak one directly

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       However, in the domestic environment, the solution to this situation is still artificial rearing. Don’t try to put the kitten back into the arms of the cat mother, because the mother cat may eat it. One month after the birth of the female cat, try to live in a room with the excrement removal officer or install a children’s walkie talkie, so that you will know any abnormal calls at the first time.

       For the second case, the solution is to wipe the cat’s ass and let the cat get the smell again. If the cat starts licking after smelling it, it means that the cat mother has accepted it again. At the same time, remember to wear disposable gloves when touching again.

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       How to carry out artificial feeding, this is also a very serious thing, because the kittens have to eat many times a day, and eating too much can easily lead to the kittens’ digestive problems; and they should help the kittens defecate and urinate regularly every day.

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       Therefore, the mortality rate of the kittens without the care of the mother cat is really high. So if the mother cat at home is not good at motherhood, take it to be sterilized after the baby’s lactation. Otherwise, if it has a new baby, you need to shovel excrement officer to feed artificially.

       It is true that confinement does not need to be as complicated as human beings. However, the clothing, food, housing and transportation of a cat during confinement can not be neglected by the owners. It seems that confinement is very good for the cat. If you eat the ready-made food every day, the cat will receive more care than usual. In fact, the cat’s life is severely restricted. No matter how hard or tired a cat is after childbirth, the owner must take care of it Take care of the baby cat. The following is about the cat sitting in confinement and how to deal with emergencies.

       1¡¢ What does a cat eat in confinement

       After giving birth, the cat will consume a lot of physical strength and energy, and its body will become extremely weak. If the baby is not done well, the mother cat may be ill or even life-threatening. To take good care of postpartum cats can start with diet, so what kind of food does the cat eat after childbirth?

       After the successful birth of a pet cat, it is not suitable to give it food immediately. The cat food and canned cat can can not be given to it immediately. The owner can prepare some delicious chicken soup and soup in advance to feed the cat and replenish its energy. Try to give it something to eat the second day after delivery.

       Note that the principle of feeding postpartum cats is to eat less and eat more. The food prepared should be easily digestible. Just after childbirth, the so-called food should be liquid. For example, porridge with a small amount of egg yolk, broth and so on. After the cat’s body gradually recovers, prepare some protein, fat, vitamin and mineral rich food, and can start to feed cat food and other food.

       Feeding postpartum confinement cats can choose cat food, canned cat, eggs, broth and so on. It’s just that when feeding, we should know how to make a reasonable match and give the cat different food at different stages. While meeting the cat’s physical needs, we should also ensure that the diet is reasonable and the body is healthy.

       2¡¢ How to do calcium deficiency during postpartum confinement period

       Many female cats usually have convulsions and other symptoms after giving birth to kittens. This is because the calcium content of the female cat gradually decreases with the loss of breast milk. Therefore, the owners must pay attention to observe the state of the female cat after giving birth to the kitten, and see if they need calcium supplement during the period of confinement. Because parents don’t know much about the knowledge of calcium deficiency in cats after childbirth, if the mother cat is lack of calcium during the period of birth, there will be the following conditions.

       Therefore, after the female cat has given birth to her cubs, we should take appropriate calcium supplement, which can prevent the loss of calcium in the cat body and cause convulsions and other symptoms.

       3¡¢ Living environment requirements of confinement cats

       It is necessary to provide a quiet, clean, dry and suitable temperature living environment, which is very important for female cats to recover health and improve disease resistance. The kitten’s nest should be disinfected regularly, residual food, feces and contaminated bedding should be removed in time, and the surrounding environment should be kept clean and sanitary. In sunny weather, cats should be allowed to exercise indoors.

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