Can a neutered female cat give milk if nursed by abandoned kittens?

This female was neutered before she could get pregnant. Another cat had these kittens and disappeared. The kittens are 3 months old and trying to nurse the neutered cat that is a year old herself.

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  • Cady CalamityCady Calamity Member Posts: 214
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    Kitten Milk Replacement (KMR) is available at pet stores all over for younger kittens than this. The cat hasn't been pregnant recently (or ever), so no she won't produce milk, but the good news is that if these kittens are already 3 months old, mom left because they don't need her milk anymore. However, if they're still trying to suckle, they may need help understanding what is and isn't food. You don't give any of the circumstances of where these kittens live, but I'm guessing they're strays if the mom just disappeared. Your best bet would be to catch them and either turn them over to a local shelter (last resort) or try to find homes for them yourself (better). Good luck.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    Suckling from kittens can actually cause a spayed female to produce milk but it may take some time and the kittens are old enough to be eating kitten food now. Make sure the kittens have some canned/dry kitten food available and they may also like KMR (formula for kittens). Here's an article that explains how induced lactation works http://www.babyzone.com/baby/feeding_nutrition/breastfeeding/article/induced-lactation
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