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how long does it take for lactating cats milk to dry up when

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how long does it take for lactating cats milk to dry up when done nursing.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 years ago.

Usually within a week to a week and a half the glands will dry up and the mammary development will go down. It's a good idea to try to keep the kittens from trying to nurse off her during this time and it'll help dry her up faster.

If it's over 2 weeks or if she has a swollen painful gland then I'd get her seen to rule out infection (mastitis).

I hope this helps.

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