Tue 3 Aug, 2010 11:46 am
My eighteen-month-old cat is expecting her second litter. She was a very affectionate mother to the first litter, but since becoming pregnant again she is behaving very aggressively towards the remaining female; hissing, growling and clawing. Why is this and can I do anything about it? Thank you.
It's a natural response for female cats that are pregnant to be rather unsocial to any other female cat, even their own children. As long as she is not trying to harm her kitten, it's best to just let them work it out themselves.
I have seen this in many pregnant cats. I used to run a homeless cat shelter. I never did see a pregnant cat actually hurt her female kittens from a different litter though. If she is trying to harm her though, best to separate them if you can.