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Cat Math: 10 Good Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Cat Now


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Cher Away
- 546 days ago - catster.com
It's the right thing to do -- and it will help you and your cats in ways you might not have known



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Penny C. (79)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:22 am
It is the right thing to do because we have so many cats in shelters & feral cats because people do not to this to protect our feline population.Ive always spayed & nuttered my cats & dogs because I love them.
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:44 am

I had a flock of rescues almost all females and only one male. He was so much younger only 3 months I didn't think I had to worrying about him being neutered for a while. The vet said that since many of females were older, that could force him to into early sexual maturity. One thing about that I didn't know, with early spaying and neutering, the problem of cats spraying or marking their territory is all but eliminated. We all want to see every cat adopted into a good, safe home, with so many cats abandoned and living on their own, many to become feral the problem continues to increase. Join in local "catch and release" so that at least the feral population will not mate and create more babies that are forced to live by their wits in a cruel world.
 

Lydia S. (172)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:35 am
Excellent post , We too spayed / neutered our kitties as early as possible , We have two girls , two boys
none have ever sprayed .
It also seems to have extended a certain amount of kitten hood as they aren't competitive w / wach other .
 

Barbara D. (107)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:54 am
Excellent post! Read it and take it to heart. Spay and neuter as early as possible.
CAT MATH: A female cat and her offspring could theoretically produce 420,000 kittens in 7 years. An un-neutered male can produce over 2500 kittens in his lifetime. Of these, less than 1 in 12 will find a home. :-(
 

Christeen Anderson (479)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:20 am
This is a good message and definately the right thing to do considering there are so many out there that need love and attention. Thank you.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:52 am
Number 1, too many animals dying in the streets or being put down in shelters because of lack of homes for them!
 

Patrick Donovan (316)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:01 am
I agree with all the above, but an additional benefit is that neutered cats live longer - one less thing to fight over.
 

kye j. (41)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:40 pm
Spay and neuter all pets
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:45 pm
excellent comments on a very good article, thanks Cher, noted
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:37 pm
Absolutely, thanks
 

Sharon W. (4)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 2:49 pm
Sterilize your cats instead of neutering! Robbing them of their sex life is cruel! Unless itīs an indoor male (then itīs the only way to get around its spraying), sterilizing a cat (which means: cutting its spermatic ducts/fallopian tubes) prevents any unwanted offspring, just without mutilating your cat.
And the arguments "they are easier to train", "they will be less bothersome" and "a spayed cat wonīt attract noisy males" make me sick. If itīs out of someoneīs comfort zone that a cat behaves like a cat, that someone should not get one.
 

Anne K. (128)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:12 pm
I worked or volunteered at cat shelters for 13 years. Spay/neuter is, unfortunately, a necessity. If everyone could volunteer at a cat shelter and see the realty - there are so many more kittens born than there are homes for, and they are abandoned to suffer and starve. I currently have 4 cats (two 17 yr olds and two 7 yr olds) all rescued as kittens after being abandoned or brought to the county shelter to be killed. And now there is a stray kitten (6 months old?) who has been living on my roof for 2 weeks! I make about $250 a week, and spay, vaccines, etc. will cost me over $300


 

Julia R. (287)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:46 pm
Excellent post! A great article to persuade most people of the benefits of spaying and neutering! First and foremost, you are helping to save thousands of potential kittens from having to grow up on the streets, facing starvation, the harsh elements, and all of the dangers that come with being homeless! And all of the other reasons are great ones too- your cat will be healthier, calmer, and be content to stay at home and be out of harm's way. If we want to stop millions of animals from being euthanized in shelters ever year because there just aren't enough homes for all of them, then we must all be part of the solution not the problem by spaying and neutering our cats and dogs!

"I ask for the privilege of not being born ...not to be born until you can assure me of a home and a master to protect me, and a right to live as long as I am physically able to enjoy life...not to be born until my body is precious and men have ceased to exploit it because it is cheap and plentiful."
~Author Unknown
 

june t. (63)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 11:00 pm
Of course it is the right thing to do, as we've been informed about it for many years now, and it is just plain common sense. Apparently the message doesn't sink in too well, as we have to keep reminding people in society to spay and neuter their pets.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:34 am
Noted.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 4:35 am
Had my cat done.!!
 

Dianne D. (455)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:07 am
Great advise. It's healthier for the cat and those that let their cats breed need to become responsible for the kittens. All my cats and the ferals in the colony I feed have all been spayed and neutered. Even caught a neighborhood tom cat in one of my cages and had him neutered also. Actually he appeared feral in the trap, so he went with the rest for an operation. It wasn't until a couple of weeks later did I realize he was tame.
 

Sandi C. (238)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:12 am
my cat is fixed.
 
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