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if i didnt neuter my cat??

duttypaws
March 4th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Ok as you know i am looking for a rescue and well people are telling me of cats for free that are unneutered...

I am going to keep them indoors and was wondering if i was going to get a unneutered cat would there be problems... ? My last 2 cats where "snipped on purchase" so to speak... so would prefer it but Im wanting to adopt every homeless kitten I lay my eyes on!!.. (worse than shoes!)

sugarcatmom
March 4th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Un-neutered pets are at risk for various medical problems like pyometra, mammary cancer, prostrate cancer etc. Not to mention being annoying as heck with yowling and/or spraying. There's also the risk that they might get out and add to the overpopulation problem. Here's some reading for you to check out: http://www.sniksnak.com/benefits.html

duttypaws
March 4th, 2008, 05:29 PM
thanks... my dog is unneutered but our last bitch was hellish when she went into heat...

i knew boy cats mark the place if the dont get spayed... it will be spayed...

onster
March 4th, 2008, 05:42 PM
awesome...that's definately the way to go :thumbs up

badger
March 4th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I've got some lovely neutered boys, if you're interested :).

happycats
March 4th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Those "free" unalterd pets usually cost more money then a shelter or rescue, as shelter/rescue pets are usually alterd, dewormed an have their shots.

The biggest problem with not neutering a male is, they usually will start spraying!!! And the smell is SO strong, and not much gets rid of that smell!!

onster
March 4th, 2008, 06:12 PM
on second thought..the way to go is badger! She has some beautiful kitties, which frenchy (member) can atest to. :cloud9:

duttypaws
March 4th, 2008, 06:16 PM
I've got some lovely neutered boys, if you're interested :).

really... oooooh do u have pics?! im wanting a grey kitty.... although I have fell in love with Lucky on Animal Rescue (http://www.animalrescuenetwork.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=11529) and am hoping she may still be there in april/may...

yeah im more hurt at all these people on craigs and kijiji and dont want them and then get upset thinking of them all on the street.

Im not wanting to "adopt" though till i move (end of april)... i dont know how moving would effect them!?

yep frenchy already told me to go the "badger" way! ;)

GSDog
March 4th, 2008, 07:40 PM
I remember looking on the net and i typed: chatons a donne a montreal = or kittens to give away in Montreal...next thing you know i went to pickup a little black kitten a year ago....got him neutered and voila...beautiful long hair cat called Buddy...he goes out in the summer cause monsieur is too chicken to go out in winter...guess he finds it too cold...:cat: i believe if your going to have a cat that goes out even if its tied up in the backyard to have it neutered just in case...we dont need more cats in the shelters..i think we have enough like it is..and even if you keep them in the house i find it smells a bit stronger in their litter box... so now we have a cat thats a year old and a dog thats 5months old..all you hear in the house...buddy let go of the dog and major let go of buddy... :wall: :laughing:

Frenchy
March 4th, 2008, 08:41 PM
yep frenchy already told me to go the "badger" way! ;)

:thumbs up Badger has the best kitties , she can tell you everything about them, how they are and so on ... :thumbs up

Dracko
March 5th, 2008, 02:04 AM
All I can say is one of my female kittens went in to heat ONCE and that was enough for me. If you expect to get any sleep you have to fix them!

duttypaws
March 5th, 2008, 06:00 AM
yeah it was more if their heat episodes were similar to bitches.

Do boy cats spray if they are neutered?

Love4himies
March 5th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Some male cats can spray if neutered, those are usually the ones that have been neutered later in life and have started the habit of spraying. Unneutered male spray/urine is very strong and is difficult to eliminate the smell. You will have a much happier kitty neutered, than unneutered making your life so much better.

You do get a much better deal adopting from a shelter/rescue who spays/neuter, than a "free to good home". Also if you adopt a neutered male from a shelter/rescue the staff/foster mom will be able to tell you if the cat sprays or not.

duttypaws
March 5th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Excellent yeah I have 2 girl cats back home and well they really are clean as anything but my aunt has 2 boy cats and although they were neutered as kittens one still sprays everynow and then... and I have smelled it :yuck::yuck:

going to look into it more and then adopt

duttypaws
March 7th, 2008, 06:39 AM
WELL!! my neighbours (landlords) cat is pregnant.... :sad: and :rolleyes: he has offered me 2 and told me that i can pay less rent the month I take them to put towards neutering (i love deals!).... soooo im off to price neutering at my local vet!!!! i knew i could hear mewing the other day and was all ready to go hunt in all the snow for a homeless cat!!! :frustrated: will let u know the outcome....

Love4himies
March 7th, 2008, 07:35 AM
WELL!! my neighbours (landlords) cat is pregnant.... :sad: and :rolleyes: he has offered me 2 and told me that i can pay less rent the month I take them to put towards neutering (i love deals!).... soooo im off to price neutering at my local vet!!!! i knew i could hear mewing the other day and was all ready to go hunt in all the snow for a homeless cat!!! :frustrated: will let u know the outcome....

I am glad you are getting them neutered. Maybe your landlord should take some rent income and get his kitty spayed:lightbulb:.

duttypaws
March 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
I am glad you are getting them neutered. Maybe your landlord should take some rent income and get his kitty spayed:lightbulb:.

its someone in the building but hes taken the cat in ... i can only imagine horrible things were planned :sad: so hes my hero..... lol....

Dog Dancer
March 7th, 2008, 10:08 PM
The other downside to not spaying your female kitties is all the little boy kitties who will come looking for her when she does come into heat. Glad to hear you will spay/neuter your kittens.

duttypaws
March 8th, 2008, 07:03 AM
yeah i had an idea :lightbulb: and went into the vet right next to my new apartment and they said that it costs $80 to neuter a boy and $130 to neuter a girl I was actually shocked as I was expecting a bigger cost!! She was really nice and helpful and told me i needed 3 injections too which comes to just over $100.

With these kittens Im worried what would happen if someone didnt adopt them :frustrated: