Spaying And Neutering Your Cat Before She'S Old Enough To Do It
When they reach adolescence, estrous cycles will start. Most pet female cats should be spayed before they start to grow up. Queenie's focus will be on escaping the house to mate or mating with an intact male. Estrus is the time of acceptance to mating. Unlike dogs, cats that are in heat rarely experience vulvar swelling or discharge. Female cats are induced ovulators. This means that ovulation does not happen without mating or similar stimulation. Ovulation will usually occur within 20 to 50 hours after mating. The eggs are put in the oviduct. They then go to the uterus via the uterine horn. Some breeders of pedigreed cats keep the queen and the chosen tom together for multiple matings to make sure that no pregnancy will result. Pregnant cats can be safely suterized. However, veterinarians differ about some of the factors involved. Once the mother cat starts to wean the kitties, she should be neutered to prevent more litters. Also, cats should not be immunized. . . .