Another thought: When Dixie was tested she was scheduled to be
spayed. The vets, whom it trust beyond words, recommended that she be
spayed at a later date when I had decided what to do with her and when
she was less stressed and healthier (better fed, supplements
whatever). The theory was/is that she would be less stressed by the
surgery than y going into heat several times a year. It turned out
Dixie had been spayed (I spent a lot of money on a hormone test to
make sure she needed to be spayed based on communications with several
ACs who turned out to be very right). I won't advocate s/n or not s/n
a FELV+ cat but put this on the table: is the surgery or reproductive
cycles----for either gender---more stressful?
As I said, I lucked out and didn't have to make that decision.
On Feb 6, 2008, at 8:36 PM, Dorothy Noble wrote:
I was reading Lynne's postings about her new cat being neutered this
I just wanted to pass along a little ifo I had received from a
society in Missouri.
I was looking to adopt a FeLV kitty (to be a friend to my other
FeLV) and I was inquiring about cats that they had. I asked if they
would be spayed or neutered prior to adoption and she emphatically
said NO. She said that if they were not already fixed, they
definitely do NOT recommend that type of surgery on a cat with
leukemia, due to their already fragile immune systems. (I chose to
wait until I could find one who was already fixed because I
definitely like my cats to be altered.)
Just a little food for thought - I would hate to have something
happen to your friend during a surgery!
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