my female cat nurses herself. she is 1-1/2yrs. old. she is spayed. any weaning suggestions?

Asked by reno on Feb 15th 2010 in Behavior & Training
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When my mommy first adopted me and my son Beanie together, Beanie was 6-7 months old. He would still nurse on me, and I nursed on myself too! We usually did it at the same time too. Beanie would start nursing on me and then I would start nursing on myself. Mommy laughed because it was quite the sight. She had never witnessed a cat nursing on themselves before. I didn't have milk anymore, but me and Beanie just liked to do it for comfort. Both of us eventually grew out of it after about a year. It doesn't hurt and doesn't cause any problems so I wouldn't worry about it. You will most likely grow out of it too.

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Perhaps you could repost and make it clearer exactly what you mean by "nursing herself" and the need for "weaning." All I can picture is a cat sucking milk from her own nipples--which seems highly unlikely. Please clarify what you mean and we'll do our best to help.

Lola answered on 2/15/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

What Leila said.

If you mean sucking on things, people and other cats, it's probably a comfort issue, but we do need more detail.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 2/15/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer