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Breeding Timing in Cats




In order to maximize odds of conception in cats, the number of matings should be increased by breeding on successive days. The timing is not as important for cats (as opposed to dogs), as simple stimulation of the vagina and cervix increases the amount of LH released. Breeding four times a day at least two to three hours apart on the second and third days of estrus will maximize LH release and improve the odds of conception. Progesterone testing can verify the queen’s ovulation.


Living and Management


After initial fertility-maximizing measures have been taken, a follow up pregnancy examination can be performed to determine the success of the procedure. This can be done by measuring the progesterone levels in your cat. The gestation period for cats lasts from 63 to 66 days.




Age related factors may make conception more difficult for older animals.



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