how long after kittens can cat get fixed. No more kittens

how long after cat has kittens before she can get spayed.

Asked by Member 1031748 on Apr 24th 2011 in Spaying & Neutering
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Izadore (Izzie)

"Cats can become pregnant within months of giving birth. Although a cat can be spayed at any point, it is best to wait until the litter of kittens is weaned. The mammary glands and uterus will be much small then, making the spay easier and safer. Specifically, six to ten weeks after giving birth your cat can be spayed." Quoted from

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Linus (Dreamboat #72a)

I agree with Izzy. Based on some internet searches, mother cats can be spayed about 2 weeks after the kittens are weaned. So when the kittens are 6-10 weeks old would be about right.

Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 4/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


You need to wait until the kittens are eating food that doesn't come from their mother. My parents took in a stray calico almost 3 years ago only to discover 1 1/2 weeks later that she was pregnant. She went into heat again 5 weeks after her kittens were born. By that time the kittens were starting to eat food & this cat was making everyone miserable & she was miserable too, so my parents got her spayed.

Twinkle answered on 4/26/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Izzie is right, I made the same enquiry when Dino had her litter and the vet informed me that they will not spay a cat whilst she is still feeding her litter. But a word of advice, once they are weaned keep her "in" until she is spayed as she can fall again straight away.

Hope this helps

Dino answered on 8/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer