I have just recently entered the world of cat ownership. The question I have is this: I got a female cat who had just finished weaning her kittens. Her teats are still very swollen and I am wondering when I can take her in to have her fixed.
Also, she is acting like she is tender (I can only imagine... ). Is there anything I can do to help ease the pain until they go down? Thanks a bunch!
You may want to take her in to the vet to have her checked over. You can then discuss spaying at that time. For now, try warm compresses on her teets to help with the swelling. You can also apply Bag Balm to help relieve the soreness.
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The swelling is probably just because her teats are engorged from kitties not nursing anymore. Compresses will help. It is an uncomfy process (I've been through it after nursing my son ) but should subside as her milk dries up. But I agree that you should definately take her to a vet to rule out Mastitis, a painful bacterial infection caused by blocked milk ducts (I've been through that too ) and any other problems.
If the kittens are weaned, she can be spayed at any time. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, and good for you for doing the right thing and having her spayed! She will be healthier and happier.
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