My 2 lovely cats have just had their second litter each and so I have 11 kittens and 2 cats at the moment! They're all doing really well, the kittens are now 5 weeks and 3 weeks old and are all in a big box together by choice! Both mums are charing the feeding and will happily groom and feed any kittens!
I want to get the cats spayed now, 2 litters is plenty and I went and asked the vet about it. He said they can't be done until the kittens are fully weaned and all their milk has dried up. Kittens will hopefully be weaned by about 6-7 weeks but I remember last time it took ages for their nipples to go down and all the milk to dry up. Probably 2 or 3 weeks. I'm a bit worried they will get pregnant again in the meantime....especially as tom cat (father of all the litters) is constantly hanging around and if either the cat flap or any door or window is open, he will nip in! He's really friendly but I don't think it would be fair to let them have any more kittens. They're going out in the garden now for short period of time (cat flap on one-way, once you're in you're trapped!) They don't show any signs of being on heat but I know last time one of them disappeared off for a couple of days, that was the only sign of her being on heat. I don't want to keep them in all the time as they are very keen to get outside and they need a bit of time off the kittens too!
Any ideas what the best way to go is?