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Looking for some contraception for my female cats. Does anyone know the name of such drug or where I can order it online? please email me at: that_fiend@yahoo.com if you can help
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Looking for some contraception for my female cats. Does anyone know the name of such drug or where I can order it online? please email me at: that_fiend@yahoo.com if you can help
I don't think there is such a thing. The best and only preventive that I know of is spay/neuter.
post #3 of 9
I asked this same question out of idle curiosity on the Breeders Corner forum because I wondered how they coped with cats that seemed to stay in heat. There is no safe drug. There is a pill used to some extent in Europe but many breeders in Europe don't use it because of safety concerns. If you have a pet cat she should be spayed, it is much safer healthwise for her. Reputable breeders even spay their breeding cats at a fairly young age for their health.
post #4 of 9
The drug they use in Europe has to be readministered every six months in order to be effective. The only way to effectively stop cats from breeding is to spay and neuter early. There are studies now looking at other methods of birth control (for feral cats) but so far nothing is working.
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Originally Posted by scottie242 View Post
Looking for some contraception for my female cats. Does anyone know the name of such drug or where I can order it online? please email me at: that_fiend@yahoo.com if you can help
Scottie...please get your females spayed. If you provide us your location, we can find you a low cost clinic.

Katie
post #6 of 9
Just for the record , there is a pill for dogs that I know about that is available in the USA- Mattie's (my Boxer) cardiologist told me about it. She recommends it for dogs who are too sick to be fixed and too sick to come into heat. She uses the 6 month med for one of her dogs who falls into that catagory (she is from Germany). My vet doesn't like it either, and Mattie ended up being healthy enough to be spayed . I would imagine there is something similar for cats, but I don't know if you can get it here, and if your pet is healthy, it is better for the cat's health to just go ahead and get her spayed .
post #7 of 9
There are birth control pills for cats here in Europe, the active substance is medroxiprogesterone. If you can get it in the US it's through a vet. It's NOT recommended since the side effects can be quite serious (mammary cancer, pyometra and diabetes mellitus).
post #8 of 9
When I collected Mosi the breeder told me his mum had been given an injection which would last 6 months and prevent her coming into heat as she wasn't ready for another litter yet. But I think any kind of contraception of that kind comes with risks and possible side effects so spaying is the best method.
post #9 of 9
Please get your cat spayed. This is the SAFEST birth control you could ask for.
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