Originally Posted by angier106
My Mixy just had her kittens on December 31. It is the kitty that I want someone to adpot him.
My question is, can Mixy become pregnant again soon? She is still nursing her kitty and I understand that it takes two weeks for her to stop feeding before I can have her spayed. I ask because there are cats coming around again. Unfortunately, she is an outdoor cat because she becomes nervous when she is inside.
Angie...yes, she can become pregnant again within a few days of giving birth...which is why we recommend keeping an intact cat away from other intact cats and preferably indoors only. Since she is an outdoor cat and the only way you are going to break the cycle of her becoming pregnant is 1. spay her now or 2. try to confine her indoors...I would seriously consider getting her spayed now. Talk to your vet...many of them will perform a spay on a lactating female if you tell them that she is an outdoor cat and this is her third litter (so close to her first and second).
The only other option I can offer you Angie is to confine her. I know she gets "nervous" indoors...but we are talking about her safety and well being. Being intact means that she is subject to multiple matings from intact roaming males who could have a disease such as FIV/FELV. Having litters so close together means that she won't have the same level of nutrition for her subsequent litters and oftentimes that means the subsequent litters aren't as healthy.
It's not an easy choice....but I do believe the kindest choice is to spay her now so she can go back to being an outdoor cat but not be able to get pregnant over and over and over again.
Here is a list of low cost clinics in TX, I would start contacting them.http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#tx