Can you spay a cat that has already produced a litter?
Just out of curiosity
on Jan 3rd 2012
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Absolutely- even if she has had several litters. As long as she is young and healthy enough for surgery it's never too late. Although it's not preferable some vets will even spay a cat if she is in heat or early pregnancy.
Even if you are able to personally find good homes for all of your cat's kittens those are still homes that will not be adopting the thousands of homeless cats and kittens in pounds, shelters *like me!), and foster care out there, so please don't delay in contacting local vets to get price quotes and inquire about payment plans- many vets will let you pay in installments if it is negotiated before services are performed, and they may know about low-cost spay/neuter clinics nearby or partial-voucher programs you may qualify for if you really need them. Good vets are true animal lovers who don't want to see more homeless pets, so reach out and see if you can find someone who can help you help cat-kind!
Teary (a.k.a "Bob"-Adopted!) answered on 1/3/12. Helpful? / 0
You can, but if she is no longer going to have litters then what's the point? Why put your cat through that if she can't have anymore litters? Anyway, the an older cat if least likely to have litters so if the cat is old, just don't bother wasting the money.
Thumper answered on 1/4/12. Helpful? / 0
Certainly & I disagree with the last post. Spaying a cat reduces their risk for certain cancers & they won't have all of those horrible heat cycles. Yes, get her spayed.
Twinkle answered on 1/5/12. Helpful? / 0