If the cat has no kittens, they are taken away, there is milk left: what to do so that it disappears, how to remove, stop the milk, if there are no kittens - the cat is lost, dead, given away

  1. What to do to cat lost milk?
  2. Means for stopping lactation
  3. Less food and water
  4. What not to do with cat's milk without kittens

Many owners of unsterilized animals (both pedigree and domestic animals) are concerned about the question of whether or not a newborn needs special care. Suppose if a cat lost kittens, or distributed them - what to do with the milk that was left in the cat?

If there are no kittens, and lactation has not yet ended, it may be necessary to take a number of measures to ensure that this natural process is completed without harm to the health of the cat.

What to do to cat lost milk?

Veterinary recommended giving out kittens for 3-4 months after birth, and gradually - one for about a week, then lactation will stop naturally. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, so we will tell you how to stop the milk from the cat, from which the kittens were taken unexpectedly.

Means for stopping lactation

Special drugs, for example, Galastop, Laktostop, Mastometrin, will help. However, keep in mind that they have a number of side effects, so a veterinarian should prescribe such tablets. Moreover, it is quite possible to do without them.

Less food and water

Less food and water

First of all, during the first 16-18 hours after weaning the kittens, restrict your cat in water and food, it is better not to let her eat or drink at all. The next day, you can give quite a bit of food and water - about a quarter of the portion that the cat consumed before pregnancy, and half the normal portion of water. Further, the intake of food and water can be gradually increased, bringing to the amount that the cat consumed before pregnancy.

You may have seen other recommendations on the Internet — for example, applying cabbage leaves, dressing a cat, rubbing butter on a cat's glands, and other popular methods. As supporters of evidence-based medicine, we are obliged to inform you that these measures do not have scientific substantiation and reliable statistics that prove their effectiveness, which does not prevent people from believing that they have helped someone.

What not to do with cat's milk without kittens

There is another misconception: the owners, instead of stopping the milk, try to express it. To help a cat without kittens, it’s absolutely impossible to do this with milk. Even if the nipples are swollen and cause discomfort to the animal. This will only prolong lactation. After all, sucking, as well as pumping, stimulates milk production in the mammary glands, and stagnation, on the contrary, suppresses.

How does this happen? In the mammary glands, along with milk, a special protein FIL (Feedback Inhibitor Of Lactation, translated into Russian - a lactation feedback inhibitor) is released, which suppresses lactation. When milk accumulates, the concentration of this protein increases, and milk production decreases, and vice versa.

In addition, a large amount of milk squeezes blood vessels and prevents blood from entering the mammary glands, and hence the substances for the production of milk. Finally, sucking and breast massage provoke the production of prolactin - lactation hormone.

Let's summarize what to do to make the cat lose milk. First, limit the pet in water and food, and second, avoid nipple stimulation. After the kittens are given away, the cat’s milk should stop being fully produced on the fifth or seventh day after weaning. Carefully monitor the health of the cat these days.

If you notice warning signs - fever, weakness, breast enlargement, purulent nipple discharge, anxiety - consult your veterinarian.

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