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Old 11-12-2004, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What happens if I don't get her fixed?

We just got the boy kitten fixed; I've heard about the peeing on everything problem and didn't want that! But what about his sister? If we leave her fertile, what will happen? How bad is it? Note that she's an indoor cat if that affects the answer any, so actually getting pregnant is unlikely (unless we want her to have kittens).
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Please have her spayed. There is already a vast overpopulation of cats and most of them wind up in shelters or roaming the streets. A cat in heat will try anything to get out of the house during that time and you could wind up with a litter that you were not wanting or expecting. Plus you reap some health benefits by having her fixed such as reducing the risk of uterine infections.

I'm sure others that are more knowledgeable than me will chime in with some good reasons as well.
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There was recently a thread on this with more information and links:
http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=11626
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you dont get her spayed basically multiply the loudest meow that you have heard from her by x10 and expect this screetching sound to go on a few days in a row every month.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you don't spay her she'll go into heat over and over again and either:

1. Have kittens over and over again (if she gets the chance to meet a fertile male).

2. She'll have "empty heats" and she'll develop pyometra sooner or later. Pyometra can kill a cat or at the best cost a lot of suffering and money.
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Old 11-12-2004, 02:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OK thanks all that stuff sounds bad, we'll get her fixed.

Mainly I was just making sure... if all she'd do is hump the carpet, I think we could handle that, but add in everything else and it doesn't sound so fun anymore.
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