She was just checked by the vet and she has gianed weight (6 lbs) and the vet 
said she seems very healthy.  The vet said that cats that are not spayed have 
more problems with cancer. She has been in heat twice now and it does seem to 
stress her out some and she eats less during that time

Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:          Kathy, personally, unless she has had 
bloodwork showing she is the healthiest positive cat on the planet, I would not 
do it.  I was told that the stress of wanting to breed is harder on a cat than 
the stress of undergoing neutering but if I had to do it again, I would never 
have had my positive male neutered.  Although he was pretty far advanced 
leukemia wise, I truly believe his neutering caused him many additional 
problems that hastened his death.  As we know, spaying is a much bigger 
procedure than neutering.  If she is going to be an indoor cat only and you are 
willing to go through heats I would not do it.  Just my take on things.  I now 
have a 3 year old female who has Feline Herpes Virus, inactive at the moment, 
and I've only had her for a week.  I am not even going to think about spaying 
for at least a month.  I want her to be in excellent health, stress free etc 
before I'll even consider it.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kathy Dillard 
  Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 10:18 AM
  Subject: re spaying my kitten

My female kitten Foxy is about 8 1/2 months old. She has tested positive for 
feline leukemia and is currently on a daily dose of interferon. My vet has 
recommended having her spayed . Please advise and discuss pros and cons. I feel 
very anxious and scared about having this procedure done but want to do the 
right thing for Foxy.

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