by Snap Man
Question by Holly: Will my older cat start lactating because my kitten nurses on her?
My kitten (7 weeks), who we just got a week ago, has started nursing on my older cat (4 years). My older cat doesn’t mind at all; in fact, she just lays back and licks the kitten as it tries to nurse. My question is basically this: Will my older cat start to lactate if the kitten keeps nursing on her?
Answer by Connie S
can she? yes, it does happen. Will she, not necessarily.
Just keep an eye on things, and make sure the kitten doesn’t end up harming the older kitty. Sometimes nursing can make things chafe or get all raw. Eventually the older cat should start to ween the kitten by letting her nurse less and less.
as long as both parties are happy and no problems arise, I’d let it continue.
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