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Don't Make My Mistakes: Kittens Can and Will Mate


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, spay, neuter )

Cher
- 428 days ago - catster.com
Think your cat is too young to get knocked up? You'd be surprised!



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Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:13 am
Great article on a quite serious subject.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:42 pm
Serious article! I KNOW it happens ~ I see it all the time at the hospitals and, most sadly, at the shelters. We spay/neuter all our wee ones ASAP. There's no evidence that any harm is done by doing the surgery early.
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:42 pm
Spay and neuer all pets at 12 weeks of age.
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:27 pm

Storeys like this is why spay an neutering "NEEDS TO BE A PUBLIC SERVICE FREE TO ALL" some things need to be free an this is one of them so PLEASE take the money out of it an make if really "FREE A CROSS THE COUNTRY". cats an all animals are living in a holy hell in this "NON-CARING HATEFUL HUMAN WORLD" so why bring new litters of life to live in this hell. =^..^=

Don't breed or buy when the forgotten street kitty's die

Quinton The Crazy Cat Man
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:59 pm
All pets need to be spayed as soon as the vet says it is safe.
 

Dianne D. (450)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:21 pm
Now that you are educated, educate others. Thanks for sharing and admitting your mistake.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:36 pm
Noted
 

Cindy Roett (1)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:40 pm
I also learned that about early pregnancies.Sadly it can be very hard to find good homes because the good people ..you would trust with your kittens already have 2 or 3. .
 

Joy Mcronald (121)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:58 pm
noted..
 

Lori U. (3)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 6:51 pm
A person I work with also found out that kittens can get pregnant at a young age.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:19 pm
Tell me something I didn't know.
 

Anne K. (125)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:57 pm
I worked at cat shelters for 13 years. I know the importance of spay/neuter. Unfortunately, the low-cost clinics use cheap anesthesia and depending on the state, may not give pain killers, even for a spay, unless the state requires pain killers to be administered for surgeries. My first shelter job included a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. I witnessed a cat "waking up" and screaming during a spay surgery, and others dying. Not so bad for the males, as the procedure was so quick and non-invasive. I currently have a feral kitten (about 6 months old) living on my roof! She's been there for over a month, and has become tame with me when I climb the ladder to feed her. I tried to find an affordable spay for her, and the "cheap" clinics use ketamine (controversial for cats) and do not give pain meds! One clinic staffer went so far as to tell me that "animals don't feel pain like humans do"! I have written the state board of veterinary medicine to see if this is legal in my state. Some states require pin meds for surgeries.
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:07 pm
Spay and neuter as soon as possible please. Thank you.
 

Susan Allen (209)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:32 pm
noted and shared
 

Vera Taylor (46)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:47 am
YES they should be spayed/nuetered asap but STOP MAKING UP LIES TO GET WHAT YOU WANT. I called 43 vets in my locl yelllow pages AND EVERYONE OF THEM stated that a pregnancy in a young kitten was IMPOSSIBLE!! dont tust me get on your phone and make some vet calls yourselves!!
OH I'M SORRY! IT MAKES YOU LOOK COOLER TO AGREE WITH EVERY IDIOTIC IDEA THE INTERNET PUTS OUT! Like growing kittens in a glass jar rumor that went out a few years ago,,IDIOTS!!!!!!
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:54 am
oh great. teen pregnancy, feline edition.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:59 am
Spay and neuter is the way to prevent senseless pain, suffering and deaths.
 

Penny C. (77)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:03 am
noted.
 

Ellen G. (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:43 am
At the same time you have your cat spayed or neutered please have it microchipped. It breaks my heart when I see a situation where a pet gets separated from its owner during emergencies. You can't always guarantee that you can take the pet with you and microchipping will give you the opportunity to be reunited with your pet should you be separated.
 

Angeles Madrazo (288)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:03 pm
Thanks for posting!
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:37 pm
noted, thanks!!
 
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