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Can you spay a cat when its nursing before the kittens are weaned?


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May 21, 2012 5:55PM

This is not advised because the surgery site will be in between the left and right mammary chains where the kittens are nursing. Having nursing kittens constantly nuzzling around the surgery site increases the risk of surgical site infection and the surgery site not healing properly.

However, it is technically possible provided you are ready for the task of after-surgery care.