Re: Mandys Babies
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 02:32:15 EST

In a message dated 2/20/99 1:26:46 AM !!!First Boot!!!,

<< I think that the best time to get them spayed would be between 6 and 8
You want to make sure you dont do it to early so that it doesnt take away
anything in their development. 5 1/2 months is kind of young. >>

These days some clinics are neutering when they are only a few weeks old. Some
refuge leagues started this because they decided the benefits outweighed the
disadvantages, which are pretty much unknown. I had a cat spayed at about 12
weeks because I thought it might not be possible to get her back to the vet
(she was a feral cat.) She's 4 now and there seem to be no side effects, but
who knows? There may be later on in life. Still, if I had NOT been able to
return her to the vet, her having litter after litter in the wild would have
been worse. That said, if you have a choice, I say to wait, too.

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