Someone would get a male cat a vasectomy?  Or have a female cat's tubes

Wow.people are stupider than I thought.



From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of
janine paton
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice


The stress of an unspayed female is great, I think much greater than the
spaying itself.  And it may be true that pyometria is more common in dogs,
but boy have we seen plenty in outside cats, even young ones.  One couldn't
have been more than a year old and we had no idea her slightly swollen belly
was pyometria.  And have h ad a few with mammary cancer also.  Not worth it.
Use a decent vet and get your cat spayed!  



From: Lee Evans <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Tue, November 20, 2012 8:57:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice

Amen to that sister.  My cat Cookie, long ago, was borderline diabetic.  The
vet didn't want to subject her to anesthesia because he said she was an
older cat and might develop full blown diabetes since she was on the edge.
So I didn't have her spayed.  She went into her heat cycle several more
times, then gave it up as a bad idea.  She lived an additional 5 years with
me as a house feral. One day I noticed blood on her chair towel (I use
towels to cover the plastic chairs in my house.  Everything here has to be
washable).  I also noticed that Cookie was acting very lethargic.  I finally
got her into a carrier.  At the clinic they flipped her over and I was
horrified.  All her nipples were black, some were enlarged, two were
bleeding.  She had severe mammary cancer.  The vet said she was probably in
pain.  There was nothing I could do.  He gave her a pain injection.  She
became drowsy and I allowed him to euthanize her.  I will NEVER NOT SPAY a
cat.  Male cats can get prostate cancer.  There is no proven reason why cats
and dogs can't be spayed and neutered.  Humans have the operation all the
time for ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.  If physicians didn't do
hysterectomies on women with cancer or with precancerous lesions the cancers
would metastasize and more people would die.  

In addition, try and get an intact spraying male cat or howling female cat
adopted.  It will just not work.

Or, as an alternative, get the female's tubes tied and give the male a
vasectomy and you still have all the mating behavior in addition to the
operations costing almost a thousand dollars as opposed to spay/neuter that
can be had for a cost as low as $15 including rabies shot.

I want to add that my mother, a registered nurse at the time, forbade me to
have any of our yard cats neutered or spayed citing the ridiculous argument
that animals and people have to be left natural.  Consequently I allowed two
intact cats to remain that way, filling my yard with 7 kittens who, although
I didn't know it, were FeLv positive and active for the disease.  They all
died.  Had I spayed and neutered mom and dad cat, I would have saved 7
kittens from being born and dying in illness and discomfort and possibly
saved mom and dad cats from wandering away to spread the disease all over
the neighborhood.



Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
neighbors too!



From: Beth <>
To: "" <> 
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Spaying advice


I'm not going to start an argument over one study. 
Being in heat was very stressful on the one of the 1st FeLV cats I had. The
spay was easy & she recovered quickly.
My cats have all been spayed. We've had cats live well into their 20's - all
Cats who still have their ovaries, which are responsible for heat cycles,
are much more likely to develop mammary cancer.
Cats (& dogs) can also develop an infection in their uterus (pyometra) from
not being spayed..

There is just not enough evidence out there to make me even think about not
getting my cats, FeLV or not,  spayed.

Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter!





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