Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-04-08 Thread catatonya
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

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-04-08 Thread catatonya
seemed everything went downhill rapidly after he was neutered. I'm just a little paranoid these days. Lynne - Original Message - From: Kathy Dillard To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:14 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten She

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-04-08 Thread Sharyl
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

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-04-08 Thread janine paton
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.

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Lynne
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

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Kathy Dillard
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

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Lynne
: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:14 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten 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

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Kathy Dillard
. Lynne - Original Message - From: Kathy Dillard To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:14 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten She was just checked by the vet and she has gianed weight (6 lbs) and the vet said she seems very healthy

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane
@felineleukemia.orgfelvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:14 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten 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

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Lynne
little girl. Lynne - Original Message - From: Kathy Dillard To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 6:33 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten The last time she was at the vet was for shots and the vet told us to bring her back in three weeks

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread laurieskatz
Isabella gets interferon 7 days on/7 days off. - Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:51 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten No, I wish I had known my cat was positive a year ago and I would have put him

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread Lynne
That was our plan too but he only had 2 shots and had to be put down because of complications with FIP and his leukemia. - Original Message - From: laurieskatz To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 8:59 PM Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten

Re: re spaying my kitten

2008-03-29 Thread laurieskatz
Subject: Re: re spaying my kitten That was our plan too but he only had 2 shots and had to be put down because of complications with FIP and his leukemia. - Original Message - From: laurieskatz To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 8:59 PM