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post #31 of 45
Gaye, Spotz, Stephen...
post #32 of 45
I always thought that aside from the benefits of spaying and neutering mentioned here, that a neutered cat was also healthier. Aren't they more susseptable to cancer if left in tact? I wouldn't want to take the risk of illness later on, just to keep a cat in tact.

**The only furbaby in my siggy who is still in tact, in the human furbaby, Mr. Paul Stanley. The othe other guys have all been neutered.**
post #33 of 45
Benefits of NOT neutering-

riding of inappropriate objects (like your arm)
escaping out of the house while following the call of the wild
contracting various diseases while mating with the wild felines
enlarged prostrate
tumors or infections can occur
perineal hernias
spraying and marking the home
possibility of losing the cat during the breeding seasons
post #34 of 45
Re: prostate cancer. Our neighbors took in a Greyhound from Spain that was maltreated. He's now 11 years old, and suffering from prostate cancer. A few months ago, he was finally castrated, but that wasn't soon enough to prevent the cancer from spreading. Do your pets a favor - neuter them!
post #35 of 45
i would really appreciate it if you all would stop berating me simply for speaking my mind. you don't have to agree with my opinions, my stand, or my point of view. but i'm really sick of hearing everyone telling me the same thing over and over and over again about me needing to 'open my eyes' and 'you've never been to a shelter on gassing day, have you?' ad nauseum ad nauseum. i know the issues, and i know what i am expecting to deal with if i don't fix sid. this is not the first cat i've ever had. and do not assume that just because i said the word 'kittens' that i intend to breed my cat. i never ever said i was going to bring another cat in to breed kittens. besides, our local spca requires that any animals adopted from them be fixed before they leave the shelter, so i guess i don't have a choice there, huh? now, having all stated a million redundant things i already know, will ya'll please retract your claws and let's move on? (and no more emails on the subject, please!)
post #36 of 45
Not quite sure what you expect then? This is a cat welfare board- your post clearly said that you will not neuter your cat, that is not in keeping with what the majority of the board members believe in. You said you want to have kittens and if you did have them you would keep all of them, but since you don't believe in neutering that means if you have male kittens you wouldn't neuter them either, so you can see how ludicrous this sounds. You don't say how old your male is, and while he is young he will be perfectly behaved. He won't start spraying until he reaches full sexual maturity and his aggression will start much later as well. You put him at great risk keeping him intact. If you can't listen to what knowledgeable people have to say on the subject more is the pity to you. He will be the one to suffer ultimately for this decision in the long run.
post #37 of 45
I agree with hissy and you said this is not your first cat so was he not fixed also? You sound so hostile and closed minded because if you have read all the replies you would have a better answer than this.
post #38 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiddyMeowmy
do not assume that just because i said the word 'kittens' that i intend to breed my cat. i never ever said i was going to bring another cat in to breed kittens.
If you didn't mean that you planned to breed Sid, then what exactly did you mean when you said this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SiddyMeowmy
for starters, i would like to see Sid have kitties of his own some day , and i'd love to give our children that experience.
I, and apparently many others on this board, took that to mean that you plan for Sid to father kittens.

If that's incorrect, perhaps you could clarify what you meant when you wrote it, then?
post #39 of 45
If you post a question you should be ready for people to answer you. And while the answers have been in some respects varied, and in other respects similar, they've never been mean, at most deeply felt. You feel berated because you spoke your mind. Well we're speaking our minds too. If you don't like it, then you can stop participating. But you cannot force us to give you approval on something we don't agree with. Again, you *asked us* for our opinions.
post #40 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephenq
If you post a question you should be ready for people to answer you. And while the answers have been in some respects varied, and in other respects similar, they've never been mean, at most deeply felt. You feel berated because you spoke your mind. Well we're speaking our minds too. If you don't like it, then you can stop participating. But you cannot force us to give you approval on something we don't agree with. Again, you *asked us* for our opinions.
Well, actually she didn't ask us for our opinions. She voiced her opinions to subtle, who originated the thread and was asking. And she has as much a right to speak her mind as anyone. I must say I agree with the majority, though. In a country where millions of healthy pets are put to death annually for lack of a home, I have a hard time understanding why anyone with the funds to neuter or spay would deliberately choose not to do so.
post #41 of 45
twofatcats, thanks for the clarifying!
post #42 of 45
subtle

Everyone here has given you excellent advice on why you should neuter your cat.I hope you take the advice given and take him in soon.It is a VERY short procedure and I am sure he will do fine.
Thanks for rescuing him and giving him a good home.



And as for SiddyMeowmy...OMG what in the heck are you thinking?????
I am not going to say what I would like to say cause I enjoy this board and would like to continue posting here.
post #43 of 45
Ok.I had to look back at your previous posts to see if you told how old Sid was.He is only 6 months old now and he of course is all cute and not doing any bad tom cat behavior,but that will change if you don't neuter him....trust me.
post #44 of 45
Neutering him is actually a lot easier than arguing with us!
post #45 of 45
LOL Stephen!!!

Subtle, I am sorry your thread got hijacked like this, but the comments posted in the replies from one of the members were to important for many of us to ignore~
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