Q. Not sure how far along my cat is. She is constantly licking her self And her nipples have a little milk in them. She also eats A lot

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A. Pregnant cats need to not only eat more food, but they should be eating a "kitten" food because baby kitten food typically has more protein, which your pregnant cat needs. You should be bringing her to the vet for regular check-ups for her and for the kittens. You should also try making a den-like area filled with blankets (that you don't mind being ruined), and that offers some coverage so she can feel safe. This is where she will give birth. It is called a "whelping box." Here are some images of a "whelping box" for cats: https://www.google.com/search?q=whelping+box+for+cats&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS505US506&es_sm=91&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HbWZU5-hIK3msASw44HoCw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1440&bih=710

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