Hopefully I'm not repeating something here, but we've had 2 young females (both approx 8 mos) in 2 different feral colonies recently with pyometra. One was obviously ill and close to death. The other was just dumb luck - trapped her expecting a routine spay and was very surprised to find out. Both cats survived. But that's another reason to tip the spay or not scale.
Janine --- Sharyl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I think Tonya meant to say that spaying decreases > the risk of cancer. I'm about to have my 2 FeLV+ > females spayed per the vets recommendation. One has > already gone into heat. Her appetite was affected > and she seemed pretty stressed out. There is a risk > to any surgery. You just have to make the best > decision you can with your vet's help. > Sharyl Sissy and Rocket > > catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I would spay. I think your vet would tell you > if there were any problem and would persuade you not > to spay. Spaying dramatically increases your cat's > risk of cancer. The stress of going into heat is > also bad for a positive cat. I have had both my > positive cats spayed. > > tonya > > 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. > > Lynne > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Kathy Dillard > To: email@example.com > 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. > > kathy > > --------------------------------- > Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage. > > > > > --------------------------------- > You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one > month of Blockbuster Total Access, No Cost.