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post #31 of 44
Sorry you feel that way, but your reasons are unjustified. I've spayed and neutered many cats and none of them became lazy, fat, etc. Its a myth. The only reason you see that is the owner is overfeeding and not watching the activity level.

You are lucky none of your cats got pyro - but there is always a first time - shame this kitty may wind up being your first pyro cat - sad and painful. BTW how LONG did your cats live with not being spayed?

And you are contridicting yourself - you say that your cat will never get out to get pregnant, yet you don't want to deprive her of having kittens....so you let her take the chance of getting sick from cancer or pyro because you won't spay. Sad.
post #32 of 44
OK, enough about spaying in THIS thread. The OP has stated her beliefs and while the vast majority of us don't agree with her, it is, afterall, the owner's decision and responsibility. If a person chooses not to do something after she has been advised to do it, then we cannot force her.

As for the constant eating, 7 month old kittens DO eat a lot. They run, they play, they bounce off the walls ... all that takes calories and unless she is gaining weight and becoming obese, then absolutely do not cut down on her food. I might suggest adding canned or wet food into her diet, which may help her to feel more full so she doesn't want to eat as much of the dry though.

Hope your kitten remains as healthy as she is today and perhaps after thinking a bit more about all the unwanted kittens in this world you will reconsider spaying her.
post #33 of 44
Many years ago I used to feed my cats Purina Cat Chow and they did fine on it. Then I started making a little more money and I switched to Science Diet. At the time it was a premium food. WOW! I couldn't believe the difference. They got more active, fur was softer and shinier, they ate half as much and there was half as much mess in the litter box. A while back I switched them all over to Chicken Soup for Cats and the same thing happened. My healthy cats got even shinier, more energy sparkling eyes they cut back on how much they were eating and the litter box mess cut in half again.


By the time that you factor in how much healthier the cats are, how much less they eat and how much less litter you have to use feeding a premium food saves you money.


Sharky was right. It takes about a week to start seeing the change in how much they eat and in the litter box and about three to see the change in the cats based upon better nutrition. My white cat lays in the sun and positively glows though. Nice. All the cats whickers look like those neon tube lights they sparkle so much.
post #34 of 44
my cat eats a lot too and she is nearly 5 years old lol she eats 3 meals a day as well as cooked meats but she is STILL hungry, she cries a lot for food, everytime i am in the kitchen she runs to the kitchen door and moans, when i am eating she watches me like how a hawk watches its prey, it's sometimes disturbing as i want to just eat my food in peace but she wont let me....

i'm getting a little concerned about her weight, shes getting big, yes i do try to tell nightshade no! or shoo her away but shes always back doing the same thing moments later.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by HUYI View Post
my cat eats a lot too and she is nearly 5 years old lol she eats 3 meals a day as well as cooked meats but she is STILL hungry, she cries a lot for food, everytime i am in the kitchen she runs to the kitchen door and moans, when i am eating she watches me like how a hawk watches its prey, it's sometimes disturbing as i want to just eat my food in peace but she wont let me....

i'm getting a little concerned about her weight, shes getting big, yes i do try to tell nightshade no! or shoo her away but shes always back doing the same thing moments later.
what is she eating?? have you checked her for a thyroid issue?>??
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much for considering how I feel. I will try to follow your suggestions about her eating.

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Originally Posted by gayef View Post
OK, enough about spaying in THIS thread. The OP has stated her beliefs and while the vast majority of us don't agree with her, it is, afterall, the owner's decision and responsibility. If a person chooses not to do something after she has been advised to do it, then we cannot force her.

As for the constant eating, 7 month old kittens DO eat a lot. They run, they play, they bounce off the walls ... all that takes calories and unless she is gaining weight and becoming obese, then absolutely do not cut down on her food. I might suggest adding canned or wet food into her diet, which may help her to feel more full so she doesn't want to eat as much of the dry though.

Hope your kitten remains as healthy as she is today and perhaps after thinking a bit more about all the unwanted kittens in this world you will reconsider spaying her.
post #37 of 44
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what is she eating?? have you checked her for a thyroid issue?>??
thats silly, i just looked up this thyroid on cats and it says that infections only happen to senior cats, my cat is nearly 5 years old, shes still a baby lol

she eats wet catfood only like felix or whiskars (those sachet things), its never enough for her though.
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by HUYI View Post
thats silly, i just looked up this thyroid on cats and it says that infections only happen to senior cats, my cat is nearly 5 years old, shes still a baby lol

she eats wet catfood only like felix or whiskars (those sachet things), its never enough for her though.
Um I have seen/had much younger cats then 5 turn up with thyroid issues. I don't know where you heard that is ONLY happens in seniors, but if you think it's silly to even look into it you should do a little more research. It is MOST COMMON in cats over 10, it is not unheard of to see it in a 5 year old or younger cat.
post #39 of 44
Thread Starter 
Not to sound rude, but sometimes in all of your knowledge, you all seem like you think you are superior. Your suggestions are great and appreciated, but sometimes...

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Um I have seen/had much younger cats then 5 turn up with thyroid issues. I don't know where you heard that is ONLY happens in seniors, but if you think it's silly to even look into it you should do a little more research. It is MOST COMMON in cats over 10, it is not unheard of to see it in a 5 year old or younger cat.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by HUYI View Post
thats silly, i just looked up this thyroid on cats and it says that infections only happen to senior cats, my cat is nearly 5 years old, shes still a baby lol

she eats wet catfood only like felix or whiskars (those sachet things), its never enough for her though.

HYJACK OCCURRING hope the OP does not mind

Thyroid is NOT unheard of in a younger cat thou not common... I would ask the vet to test

the food your feeding is may be the issue .. see lower end foods have less MEAT protein and fat than a more premium food , thus kitty would need more to feel full ... can you try something like Amore ?? or another all meat food..
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
HYJACK OCCURRING hope the OP does not mind

Thyroid is NOT unheard of in a younger cat thou not common... I would ask the vet to test

the food your feeding is may be the issue .. see lower end foods have less MEAT protein and fat than a more premium food , thus kitty would need more to feel full ... can you try something like Amore ?? or another all meat food..
well she does eat cooked meat like pork, beef and chicken, what are the symptoms of a cat with infected thyroids then? i can't really afford the premium stuff i'm on a tight budget each week so it gets hard to pay for her food and to feed myself as well as paying bills too.

her favorite cat food is the felix roasted variety, she loves that stuff, sometimes i buy the wiskars steamed cooked or the fresh fish and meat variety, they seem to be more expensive than the usual stuff i buy, i can't afford to buy it for her evrytime though that's why i give her cooked meat that i cooked myself.
post #42 of 44
One caution - try to stay away from feeding pork. The beef/chicken is fine.
post #43 of 44
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One caution - try to stay away from feeding pork. The beef/chicken is fine.
yeah i've just looked up on pork and it seems it's too fattening for a cat to eat, is it also true that it can give them worms? 0_0
post #44 of 44
Raw pork can - that's why you need to cook it thoroughly if you are eating it.
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