How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 30811
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
55012488
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

How long after a cat begins leaking milk shall i expect

Customer Question

how long after a cat begins leaking milk shall i expect birth
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
The presence of milk letdown isn't an accurate indication of impending parturition because it can occur as early as two weeks prior to parturition. The gestation length in cats is 65-66 days with a wide normal range. Thankfully, dystocia (difficult birth) is uncommon (incidence of 0.22%). Normal parturition can take greater than 24 hours with a median length of 8 hours and range of 4 -42 hours. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.