Cat control: 40,000 reasons to spay
One female cat has the ability to produce an average of 12 kittens a year and if those kittens (and so on) are not spayed/castrated then in only six years there will be a staggering 40,000 extra cats!
Letting your cat have kittens may seem like a fun thing to do. Some even believe its healthier for the cat. Neither is true. Becoming pregnant and having a litter of kittens in no way alters the maturity level of the cat, either physically or mentally. In most cases, people find that it is hard to find good homes for all the kittens, even if they are advertised “Free to a Good Home.” Difficult labour, kitten mortality, and potential health problems in the mother can take all the fun out of the experience. Most people end up wishing that they had never allowed their female to have a litter.
So what are the dangers to your cat of getting pregnant?
Females in heat will actively search out male cats and may attempt to escape from the house or garden putting them in the danger of traffic, fights with other animals, etc. The howling at 2 a.m. will affect your beha-viour as well as your cat’s! In addition, un spayed females may spray urine when they are in heat and that’s never going to smell nice in your home!
Mammary cancer is the third most common cancer in cats. Reproductive hormones are one of the primary causes of mammary cancer in the cat. Cats who have been spayed have a 40-60% lower risk.
Un spayed cats can deve-lop a severe uterine disease. With this disorder, bacteria enters the uterus and it beco-mes filled with pus. Undetected, this condition is al-most always fatal.
As you can see there are very many reasons to spay your female cat. Not only does it eliminate many medical and behavioural problems. It probably adds years to their lives or at least provides them with a more comfortable, less stressful life.
The safest permanent form of sterilization is spaying. It not only prevents pregnancy, but also heat cycles. If a female cat is in heat (she will be in heat for 3 to 16 days) and is not mated, she will come back into heat every 14 to 21 days until she has mated. Physiological and behavioural patterns press upon her to mate. Being locked in an apartment or house where this is impossible causes great anxiety and frustration (for her, and you).
Cats Welfare can secure inexpensive spaying for your cat contact us for details.
After the great success of our first Designer Sale in October we will be holding a second on 11th December at the Palms Bar Golf de Sur.12.00 until 18.00. Dresses, tops, suits, shoes etc. for women, men, children and babies so something for everyone. Gucci, Coast, Monsoon, Yves, Saint Laurent, are just some of the names we have.
If you’re looking to adopt a cat or a kitten we have lots to choose from ring or WhatsApp Maria on 646629129 (7 days a week 9.00 – 18.00), message us on Facebook or our website www.cats-welfareteneri-fe.com.
Good condition items can be dropped into the shop on San Blas in Golf del Sur (Behind Hiperdino). It is open 7 days a week 10.00 until 18.00 but on Saturdays is open from 10.00 until 16.00. If you don’t have transport or have large bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate please ring Mark on 636590557 and he will arrange collection from you.