How can I tell if my cat is about to go into labor? - Animal Hospital Of Statesville

The first thing you'll notice may be nesting. She tries to go into a quiet area and make an area to have the kittens. She'll dig at blankets, lay down, get comfortable, and things like that. Usually, they'll go to out-of-the-way areas because she doesn't want to have kittens in the middle of the living room where the dog runs by. So they tend to go somewhere out of the way. After that, you may start seeing contractions. She will start pushing, and then eventually, kittens coming out.