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Why is my cat aggressive toward her kittens?

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Her kittens are 4 months old.... they are no longer nursing but the mother seems to want to chase them out of the house..... anyone have any ideas?
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Originally Posted by laurahunt
Her kittens are 4 months old.... they are no longer nursing but the mother seems to want to chase them out of the house..... anyone have any ideas?
Has she been spayed yet? How was she when the kittens were first born...was she attentive as a mom?

Katie
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she hasn't been spayed yet.....
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Originally Posted by laurahunt
she hasn't been spayed yet.....
It is definately time to have her spayed. If you would like a list of low cost clinics in your area...I can provide that if you list which state you live in.

Given that she is still intact, it may be that she is going back into heat which may account for her aggression towards her kittens. I would make her spay appt. soon and see if that alleviates her aggression.

Katie
post #5 of 9
its because in the wild this would be her way of saying that shes done raising them and would be out to get preganant again.

if the kittens stayed around they would take up precious time and energy needed for her next set of kittens.

spay her asap or else she will try her hardest to get pregnant again.
post #6 of 9
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Thanks Katie! I would appreciate a list of low cost clinics to get my cat spayed.....i've been keeping her in the house, as much as she tries to sneak outside, and I thought maybe she was going into heat. I've never had a pet cat and had always been a dog lover so I'm just learning about the feline population, so to say. I found Saltie, my momma cat, abandoned in the town where I live and fell in love with her. She wasn't doing very well....you could tell she hadn't eaten....so I took her home. To my surprise, her belly started to get big and a month later she had 6 kittens. Yes they are ALL still in my house....they drive me crazy but I absolutely love every one of them. Well thanks for the info....didn't mean to get so chatty. Oh yeah, I live in the lovely state of South Dakota

laura
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thanks for the info! Saltie adopted me a while back...:o)....and to my surprise had 6 kittens a month later. She's the first cat I've ever owned so needless to say I'm still trying to learn all about cats!

laura
post #8 of 9
This is common, she is done with them, doesn't want them draining her. Getting her spayed is the best bet because then her milk won't drop. But as stated, in the wild, she would be driving them away now as they are self-sufficient
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Originally Posted by laurahunt
Thanks Katie! I would appreciate a list of low cost clinics to get my cat spayed.....i've been keeping her in the house, as much as she tries to sneak outside, and I thought maybe she was going into heat. I've never had a pet cat and had always been a dog lover so I'm just learning about the feline population, so to say. I found Saltie, my momma cat, abandoned in the town where I live and fell in love with her. She wasn't doing very well....you could tell she hadn't eaten....so I took her home. To my surprise, her belly started to get big and a month later she had 6 kittens. Yes they are ALL still in my house....they drive me crazy but I absolutely love every one of them. Well thanks for the info....didn't mean to get so chatty. Oh yeah, I live in the lovely state of South Dakota

laura
Laura...here is a list of low cost clinics in South Dakota. It also would be a good idea to determine whether you intend to keep all her kittens..if so, you will need to scheduled their neuter/spay appts. soon to avoid the possibility of brother/sister matings.

SOUTH DAKOTA
Animal Friends Humane Society
Prevent A Litter (PAL)
Rapid City SD
605-348-1635
Depending on the funds they receive through fund raising, provides assistance for s/n of pets of people with financial need.
Friends of Twin City Animal Shelter
Lead, SD
605-584-2480
Call the shelter for the phone numbers of the Friends of Twin City Animal Shelter. Depending on the funds they collect from fund raising, the Friends group provides assistance for spay/neuter of ferals and for s/n of pets of people with financial need.
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