if a cat has had kittens and the kittens are still getting milk from the mother. can i get the mother neutered?

Asked by Member 789806 on Jan 11th 2009 Tagged neytering in Spaying & Neutering
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Izadore (Izzie)

Thank you for wanting to do the right thing by your mama cat and have her spayed (females are spayed, males are neutered). I would wait to have mama spayed until the babies are weaned, around 5 weeks of age or so. When you have her spayed, her milk will dry up and you will have to take over feeding the babies for her, from a bottle. Until then, be vigilant so that she doesn't escape outside and mate again.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 1/11/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Sassy (2001-2012)

Mother cats will keep producing milk after they are spayed. Sassy was spayed when she was still suckling her kittens because she had an infected uterus and we couldn't wait. The kittens were already 6 or 7 weeks old and already eating kitten food it was easier as Sassy could spend the day away from the kittens but she started nursing them again the next day even with the spay incision. Sassy kept suckling Xena, the kitten we kept, for months after she was spayed as she just had one kitten left and really spoiled her.

Not sure how old your kittens are now but ask your vet to confirm if you should spay her now or if its best to wait a few weeks. As Izzie says, if you have to wait keep her inside or she could get pregnant again before you can get her fixed.

Also for the kittens you should think about getting them fixed too. You can do this once they are 8 weeks old and at least 2 pounds in weight. A local rescue place can help you with low cost spay/neuter

Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 1/11/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


no i had kittens and u sould get them fixed entill they eat cat food

cloud answered on 1/11/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I would have Mama kitty spayed when the kittens are at least 8 weeks of age. They should be weaned at that time. PLEASE, PLEASE get her spayed. I am a feral cat rescuer and I cannot express this enough. It would be wise for you to get the kittens fixed as soon as they are old enough. Consult with your veterinarian as to the appropriate age. It also depends on their weight. If you do adopt any kittens out, encourage those people to get the kitten fixed. Make them sign a contract and hold $50 or so. Tell them they will get the money back once you have proof the cat has been fixed. You will be doing a great justice in controlling the overabundance of animals who are ending up at shelters only to be euthanized. It isn't fair. They have a right to live. Thank you for caring.

Member 185886 answered on 1/13/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer