Re: Mandys Babies
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 07:30:22 -0800 wrote:
> In a message dated 2/20/99 1:26:46 AM !!!First Boot!!!,
> Evie,
I know what you mean about trying to catch Feral cats. My friend does that
and its tough. You really had no choce in the matter. But for regular cats
I believe that there is a to young age for spaying etc. I guess its kind
of a wait and see in the future as to any effects form early spaying.
Im glad your kitty is doing well. The hospital I work for does not do it
but I can see why a shelter situation would be different:)
> << I think that the best time to get them spayed would be between 6 and 8
> months.
> You want to make sure you dont do it to early so that it doesnt take away
> from
> 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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