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cat pregnancy -how seen after weaning

Posted by ellen17 (My Page) on
Mon, May 18, 09 at 15:30

I have a cat who had 5 kittens 7 weeks ago. She does not seem to be able to nurse them as much now and I have started them on solid food and cat milk. She is not a house cat, had the kits in a planter outside my front door, but I have kept them all inside. The mom goes out a few times a day and returns to wash them and they try to suckle, but don't seem to get much. I will get her spayed as soom as I know it's OK. Is it possible for her to get pregnant again so soon?

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RE: cat pregnancy -how seen after weaning

Yes, it's entirely possible that she's pregnant again already if you've been letting her go outside. Wait until the kits are a full 8 weeks old before weaning them, then get the mother spayed. The vet can abort and spay if she's pregnant again.


RE: cat pregnancy -how seen after weaning

thank you Laurie. This cat started to appear just after storm Fay and would come and go for several months. She looked as if she was cared for and I thought that she was already spayed. i have 4 cats and this has really caused a problem. My cats would be out around the property all day and come in towards evening. like cows to the barn. It was a nice arrangement. Now it is all hissing and growling and they stay in the greenhouse or garage. I just lost my 21 year old cat. He would never stay in,even on the coldest night. Thanks for answering my post.

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