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    I really do not want to have the kittens fixed. They should have a right to have kittens of their own some day. I've been googling and found this birth control shot for women and cats. Any one know of good or bad side effects from it?

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    There are so many unwanted, stray, dumped, homeless cats. It is truly an epidemic. The most responsible thing to do would be to have them fixed or take them to a shelter while they are still young and cute. Kittens are very adoptable, much more so than adult cats. If you do keep them, having them fixed would probably be more affordable than birth control shots in the long run.

    I know it is hard to part with them, they are so precious, but it is your duty to be a responsible pet owner, and spaying and neutering, or giving the kittens to a shelter that will require that for adoption is the responsible and right thing to do. All of my pets are fixed, and have never had puppies or kittens. They don't love me any less for it. Animals don't think that way. Yes, they have rights, but those rights are to be cared for properly and responsibly, not allowed to reproduce and contribute to the epidemic. I do hope you reconsider.

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    • #3
      The best thing is to spay and neuter. Not only to prevent unwanted strays but it is so much healthier for the animals. Please consider this. If you think 1 litter of kittens is pricey wait until you have 4 or 5 of them.

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      • #4
        i have had cats all my life,and my cat now had 2 litters until we decided it was time for her to be fixed.i have taken care of litters of kittens b4 so i am also a cat lover,but they are not like humans no matter how much you want them to be.they really could care less if they have babies when their older,they just don't think like us.it is really our responsibilities as pet owners to make sure our animals are fixed.the mother cat knows how to take care of her babies right,she will do a fine job on her own,and then they will pretty much start taking care of themselves pretty soon.that is how it has been happening for years now.i know you love them,but we all love our pets,its just knowing that they are cats not babies and they are already matured way past typical baby stage by now.they will be fine on their own,and within 2 months will look like adult cats!!!good luck

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        • #5
          I don't have a cat, nor care to much for them. I did have one at one time tho. I have 3 dogs. @ males that are brothers and a female. I cannot afford to have her fixed but, I do have to keep them separated for her 3 weeks of in heat. It drives me nearly insane.
          Seeing you have 4 cats, and assuming at least 2 are female, when they go into there heat, they will scream beyond belief. Cats are worse then a female dog in heat. The males you have will not care if is mom or sis to mate, then you will have a serious problem, the kittens would be in danger of all sorts of problems.
          Please reconsider your options.
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          • #6
            One of the most responsible actions to take for pets is to have them neutered. The only instance when this is not true is for those who plan to breed and sell pets. We have one dog and we had her neutered as soon as she was old enough.

            Right now where we live there are dozens of wild kitties roaming around. I have no idea how many there are. What happens is that they keep breeding and the numbers keep growing --- and because nobody owns them, they don't get needed innoculations so there will be an epidemic of cat fever and most of them will die. Then there won't be wild ones around until someone else drives out from town and dumps a litter of kittens and we start all over again.

            I urge you to reconsider and have those kitties neutered, including the mom cat. Remember --- it's the responsible thing to do.

            Donna
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            • #7
              Cats DON'T have the instincts women have about giving birth. They don't care either way whether they have babies or not. They don't look at their biological clock and say, "oh dear, I've GOT to have kittens soon or I'll be too old"...the best thing, the safest thing, the most HUMANE thing to do is have them ALL fixed. Others have told you that there are way too many stray animals out there and only so many people to take them in. Unless you are prepared, and willing to care for all the offspring of these kittens, and the kittens that the kittens have, and so on, then you should have them fixed.
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              • #8
                I looked into more information on it. Shot would be done every 3 months and they do have bc pills as well but with the 5 cats (all females) that is a little bit impossible so they will have to be all fixed. I know people say animals don't feel like humans but I don't believe it. Animal mothers will grieve when they loose their baby. We had one dog who was fixed long before we got her. Our other dog had puppies and when she saw them she cried, whined and wanted to stay there with them. Couldn't let her stay because the other dog didn't want her near them even though she would not have hurt them. We had the dog fixed after that liter. I do know all 5 dogs we had put to sleep knew too when it was happening. The one dog did not want to hold still for the vet to put the needle in. The kittens and mother cat will be fixed but I am waiting until they are a little bit older. SPCA says by 2 months but I am going to wait a little while longer.

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                • #9
                  i believe there could be a grieving process,but i also know its nature,even when wild cats are born,once they grow ,they leave their mother and go on their own.most animals have that instinct,they just don't become normal families like humans do.i have loved animals all my life and would do anything for my dog and cat,but when my cat had her last litter a couple years ago we kept 1 of the babies,and once he grew out of the kitten stage she completely forgot it was even her baby.she wanted nothing to do with him.i believe animals have feelings,but i do not believe they are longing for the day when they can have babies of their own.

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                  • #10
                    I know what you mean Jamie. We got our puppy, Buffy, from my husband's cousin. Well the last time he came to visit he thought he would bring the mom and the dad with him. Not a good idea, dad didn't really care, the mom dog, Allison, freaked out when she saw Buffy. Buffy is no longer her baby, Buffy is another female dog in the same area as her and she just freaked out, I really thought that she was going to hurt my dog. We had to keep them seperated the whole time they were here.
                    Christine



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                    • #11
                      we had that happen with our old dog to christine,our friend had his brother from the same litter,and they were about 6 months old,we decided to get them together to play,well they attacked each other.had no clue about being brothers! their just not the same as us.

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                      • #12
                        I am closing this thread and ask that it not be reopened.

                        Donna
                        Stay safe


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