Originally Posted by ckblv
IMO, that old "vets against pediatric spay/neuter" argument is a Cop out.
1. Find a vet who WILL do pediatric spay-neuter OR
2. Keep the animal until it is 6 months old and get it neutered before it leaves you
We all know spay-neuter contracts are NOt worth the paper they are written on.
Any breeder that lets an animal go before being neutered is not a reputable breeder IMO.
I guess I'm in the "Cop Out" camp as I am also against pediatric spay/neuter. My Vet and I both think it's risky especially for the girls. Young kittens have enough stressors prior to 6 months of age without putting them under anesthesia and opening them up.
Keeping the kitten until it's 6 months old is not an option most buyers want to hear. They want to bond with their kittens as soon as is practical.
I certainly completely disagree with your "We all
know spay-neuter contracts are not worth the paper they are written on."
Who exactly is we
My contract is a legal document and fully enforcable in court should the need arise.
In 12 years of breeding I have yet to have a pet buyer not comply with the contract and no legal action has ever been needed.
I don't know if you're someone that takes breach of contract lightly, but I'm happy my clients don't think like you in that regard.
So, you can file me away in your "not a reputable breeder" folder, because I don't do things the way you feel they should be.
No hard feelings, you are entitled to your opinion.