1. I have fostered many pregnant cats but the one I have now is the first one with maternal aggression and it’s not fun. She was very friendly when I first got her around 30 weeks pregnant but after a week she began to attack me whenever I went in her private room to feed her and change her litter box. She has not yet delivered and I now wear leather gloves and pants to protect myself but still pet and talk to her. I hope this aggression ends soon

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience with fostering pregnant cats. Maternal aggression can definitely be a challenging behavior to deal with, especially when you’re trying to provide care for the cat. It sounds like you’re doing the right thing by taking precautions to protect yourself while still trying to maintain a relationship with her.

      It’s important to remember that maternal aggression is a natural behavior for cats, and it’s their way of protecting their kittens. However, if the behavior persists after the kittens are born, it may be a sign of a deeper issue and should be addressed with a veterinarian or animal behaviorist.

      In the meantime, continue to be patient and gentle with her, and avoid any sudden movements or loud noises that may trigger her aggression. Offering her treats or toys during your interactions may also help to build a positive association with your presence.

      Thank you for being a dedicated foster parent for pregnant cats and for providing them with a safe and caring environment.

  2. I’ve had my cat for 7 years going on 8, she is pregnant for the first time and recently started becoming aggressive. She viciously attacked me and I am definitely scared to get near her. Animal control helped me place her in a room where she’s being quarantined for the next 10 days. She’s the only cat in my home but there are many outside cats that I’ve been feeding the past couple days. I don’t know how to feed her or change her litter, I’m definitely terrified of going near her. She but and scratched me all over and drew blood, I went to get medical attention but I’m scared to even get near her let alone put in a pet carrier and take her to the vet. Is she going to attack me again after 10 days in quarantine ? I’m pretty sure kittens will be born within her 10 day quarantine period. Will she attack me when I open the door to see her and kittens? I love her to death and don’t want to cause her any harm or feel threatened by me. Will this aggression pass? I’m seriously traumatized 💔

    1. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your terrifying experience with your cat! It sounds like you must be feeling incredibly scared and overwhelmed right now. I can definitely understand why you would be hesitant to go near her again after being attacked like that.

      Based on my experience, pregnant cats can sometimes become more aggressive due to hormonal changes in their bodies. However, it’s not uncommon for cats to display aggression for other reasons too, such as feeling threatened or stressed. In any case, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and others around you from further harm.

      Since you’ve already contacted animal control and they’ve placed her in quarantine, I would recommend reaching out to them again for advice on how to safely care for her during this time. They may be able to provide guidance on feeding her and changing her litter without putting yourself at risk.

      As for whether or not she will attack you again once the quarantine period is over, it’s hard to say for sure. However, it’s possible that her aggression could be a temporary behavior due to her pregnancy or other factors. It might be a good idea to speak with a veterinarian or animal behaviorist to help determine the root cause of her behavior and develop a plan to help her overcome it.

      In the meantime, please be sure to take care of yourself and seek medical attention if needed. Trauma from a cat attack can be both physical and emotional, so don’t hesitate to reach out for support if you need it. I hope that your cat and her kittens will be safe and healthy, and that you can find a solution that works for everyone involved.

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