Pregnant Cats Can Be Spayed, But The Decision Depends On A Number Of Factors: Spaying And Abortion Of Pregnant Cats
Pregnant cats can be spayed, but the decision depends on a number of factors. Proponents don't like having to take the lives of unborn babies. They do not like the taking of lives, whether born or unborn. Spaying a pregnant cat includes abortion. Some animal shelters will automatically spay any cat that comes into the shelter. Unspayed cats that spend time outside are highly likely to become pregnant. A pregnant female cat and her descendants can account for several hundred babies born in just a few years. Some rescue groups will never spay a rescued pregnant cat. "Kitten season" is met with horror by animal rescue groups. There are simply too few homes for the large number of homeless cats. Preventing an unplanned litter may also help prevent the deaths of living cats. Pregnancy can be hard on the queen. Sometimes, the kindest and most compassionate action anyone could take with one of these cats is to get rid of her litter. Early and mid-term spay and abortion of pregnant cats is common. Late-term abortion is generally not done. A queen's gestation period typically runs from 65 to 67 days. Litter can have up to eight or more cats. It's helpful to know how many babies are expected before the mother cat gives birth. You can watch her give birth from a safe distance only if there's a problem. . . .