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Need help, my kittens are driving me crazy!

post #1 of 25
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I really need help! I wrote on another forum about help for spaying my kittens, but I was hoping to get some other advice with it. I want to spay my kittens, they are indoor cats so I no they will never have the chance of getting pregnant. But, my one kitten is driving me nuts! One will pee on the couch, then the other one will, and this will repeat day after day! I'm hoping there are things I can get that will make them stop, but they will probably pick somewhere new to pee then. I want to get them spayed, but everywhere I called wants around $500 for both cat. I can't afford that! I can afford to raise two cats but I can't afford $500 to get them fixed! I know that places do them free in the spring/summer time, but I donno if I can wait that long. If someone has any advice to help me- it would be greatly appreciated. I live in Maryland so if it could be somewhere close that would help also. Please help, if there is anyway I can help them through their crying and heat please let me know. My kittens will be one year old on New Years Eve(not kittens anymore huh ? Thank you.
post #2 of 25
Here is a listing of low- or no-cost pay/neuter clinics in Maryland ... hopefully one will be nearby you and able to help:

MARYLAND
Feral Cat Program Spay/Neuter Clinic
Clinic location Northwest DC
Managed by Metro Ferals
PO Box 7138
Arlington, VA 22207
703-528-7782
or call Alley Cat Allies 202-667-3630 ext 112
Low cost spay/neuter, testing, and vaccinations for feral or stray cats.
Montgomery County Humane Society
Rockville, MD
240-773-5960
Offers discounts at many veterinary clinics in the area. Call for information

Prince George's County SPCA
Forestville, MD
301-324-0807
www.pgspca.org web site
Call here to learn about the clinic for low cost s/n.

Human Society of Charles County
71 Industrial Park Drive

Waldorf, MD 20604
301-645-8181
Low cost s/n for pets of people with low income. Call for details.

Frederick County Humane Society
1832 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21702
301-694-1545
Low cost spay/neuter for pets.

Well Pet Clinic
Lexington Park MD
301-866-0303

The Lucky Ones
37725 Traveled Lane
Charlotte Hall, MD
301-884-2850
www.luckyones.com web site
Low cost spay/neuter clinic.

Montgomery County SPCA
PO Box 637
Gaithersburg, MD 20880
301-948-4266

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County
8556 Davis Road
Columbia, MD 21045
410-465-4350
Low cost spay/neuter clinic as well as low cost vaccinations at time of surgery or at weekly vaccine clinic.

Humane Society of Baltimore County
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-4480 or 410-833-8848

Animal Advocates of Howard County
PO Box 1403
Ellicott City, MD 21041
410-880-2488
Offers information about low cost s/n in the area. Also, offers free s/n for pets of people with low income. Also, holds an annual male cat neuter-a-thon for very low price neutering.

Spay Inc.
PO Box 3240
Arlington, VA 22203
703-522-7920
703-521-2677
www.spay.org web site
Help for residents of Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Wow, thank you very much!
post #4 of 25
You are quite welcome. Anything to help. That is why we are here.
post #5 of 25
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Ok, is there any way I can help them get through this? My one cat was in heat 2 weeks ago and now is back in it again. She keeps crawling to me to rub her. My other cat she hasn't been in heat for 3 months now! It doesn't make any sense to me. They are twins and one has been in heat more than the other. Do you have any advice to what I can do to make them feel better?
post #6 of 25
Get them spayed and quickly.

Spay and neuter resources
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
I would get them spayed but it cost way too much. Right now everyone wants $500 for them to get fixed. I can't pay that. My mom has two cats and she got hers done for free and friends that I no have gotten them done for $5 each. I am just hoping they can hold off for a little so I can find somewhere to take them.
post #8 of 25
Please check the link provided. If your vet is charging you $500.00 for two spays I would find another vet! Most I have ever paid for a spay has been $85.00 usual fee is around $65.00
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much. I really appreciate the advice!
post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princessbaby
I would get them spayed but it cost way too much. Right now everyone wants $500 for them to get fixed. I can't pay that. My mom has two cats and she got hers done for free and friends that I no have gotten them done for $5 each. I am just hoping they can hold off for a little so I can find somewhere to take them.
Talk to your mom and friends and find out where they had their cats done, then contact those places.
post #11 of 25
$500 for two spays?! what are they doing, inserting gold palting whilst they are down there?!

as for the peeing, you might find it clears up after they have been spayed.

make sure you are cleaning the area with an appropriate cleaner as once they have marked somewhere as a toilet they will keep using it.

have you taken them to the vets to rule out possible uti's?
post #12 of 25
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No, I haven't taken them to the vets. They are charging too much now! Um, There is a place on Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick that is a clinic and they want $500 for spaying (SERIOUSLY, I'm not kidding, I wanted to laugh at them!) I would find where my momand friends got them done but they don't remember (Of course!) Anyways, they don't have UTI because they have stopped peeing on the couch(Thank God) I cleaned it up and put a spray on it and they stopped. As for my one kitten, Whoshankia, she is the one always in heat, she just got out of it and it doing good. My other kitten, Gizmo, who has only been in heat ONCE since i have had her, still hasn't gone in heat yet. I have had these kittens almost a year, New years eve will be one year old and they have only gone in heat maybe 4 times since then. Well Whoshankia has , Gizmo has only gone once. I wonder why some cats go in it more than others, you would think if they were twins(which they are) that they would go through the same things at fairly the same time....I guess not.....Anyways Merry Christmas to all that read this and the cats say Meow!!!
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Princessbaby
No, I haven't taken them to the vets. They are charging too much now! Um, There is a place on Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick that is a clinic and they want $500 for spaying (SERIOUSLY, I'm not kidding, I wanted to laugh at them!) I would find where my momand friends got them done but they don't remember (Of course!) Anyways, they don't have UTI because they have stopped peeing on the couch(Thank God) I cleaned it up and put a spray on it and they stopped. As for my one kitten, Whoshankia, she is the one always in heat, she just got out of it and it doing good. My other kitten, Gizmo, who has only been in heat ONCE since i have had her, still hasn't gone in heat yet. I have had these kittens almost a year, New years eve will be one year old and they have only gone in heat maybe 4 times since then. Well Whoshankia has , Gizmo has only gone once. I wonder why some cats go in it more than others, you would think if they were twins(which they are) that they would go through the same things at fairly the same time....I guess not.....Anyways Merry Christmas to all that read this and the cats say Meow!!!
Princessbaby....what about contacting the low cost clinics that Gaye provided above. Unfortunately each heat your cats have increases their chances for certain cancers..so it is best to try to get them spayed soon.

Katie
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
I am planning on getting them fixed as soon as I can. What kind of cancers can they get when they are so young? Would i no if they had it?
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Princessbaby
I am planning on getting them fixed as soon as I can. What kind of cancers can they get when they are so young? Would i no if they had it?
Pyometra is the one that is most concerning:

http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/pyometra.html

Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, especially when your pet is spayed before her first heat.
post #16 of 25
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Have you ever had a cat that got this? Or do you automatically spay them? You probably automatically spay them. Do you know if there are places that will do the operation and still have your cat that night? I don't want her to be in the vet overnight. I guess i'll have to check that out too.....thank you
post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princessbaby
Have you ever had a cat that got this? Or do you automatically spay them? You probably automatically spay them. Do you know if there are places that will do the operation and still have your cat that night? I don't want her to be in the vet overnight. I guess i'll have to check that out too.....thank you
We spay all of the cats at the rescue at 10-12 weeks of age..so we have not had to deal with any of those cancers. I can tell you that I have read from individuals whose cats have died from Pyometra and they were absolutely distraught that it was something they could have prevented.

You need to call the vet clinics and ask if they keep the kittens overnight or send them home the same day.

Katie
post #18 of 25
I have had a rescue with mammary cancer - when I did research, the normal age for developing it is 10, but it does have a high incidence of recurring and also of spreading (can't remember the technical terms). As a result, she was very unhandleable due to the pain and sadly didn't have very long with me - please don't put your cat (or you) through it. Even after they are spayed, please check their breasts on a monthly basis - and if they get the slightest lump, take them to the vets, they are easy to operate on.
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank You I will take them as soon as I can!
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Is it normal for one of my cats not to go in heat when she's almost 1 yr old? She's only gone one time and she hasn't again. Is something wrong with her?Sould I be worried?
post #21 of 25
Hmm, if they are marking their territory they shouldn't be doing the same spots. Try putting out a few more litter boxes, see if that helps.
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
No, Whoshankia isn't peeing in the same spot.....she's outta heat right now and being loveable. Gizmo is still cutier than ever and still hasn't gone in heat yet......Happy New Year also
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Princessbaby
No, Whoshankia isn't peeing in the same spot.....she's outta heat right now and being loveable. Gizmo is still cutier than ever and still hasn't gone in heat yet......Happy New Year also
Princessbaby....please get both fixed. Do not wait until Gizmo has gone into heat.

Katie
post #24 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princessbaby
Have you ever had a cat that got this? Or do you automatically spay them? You probably automatically spay them. Do you know if there are places that will do the operation and still have your cat that night? I don't want her to be in the vet overnight. I guess i'll have to check that out too.....thank you
I have seen cats with pyometra and it's pretty scary. They are very, very sick and need emergency surgery or else they will definitely die. Even with surgery there is no guarantee because if the uterus tears open during surgery, infection spreads everywhere in the abdomen (just like if an appendix ruptures) and it's not always possible to save them if that happens. The vet care for this condition costs $1000 or more and that is if there are no complications. I do spay everyone automatically and this is one of the reasons.

Some vets let them go home that day and some keep them overnight. Most reduced-cost clinics discharge the same day. If you have questions about a specific clinic's policies then just give them a call and they will be happy to answer them.
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Wow, Thank you so much, I am definitly getting them fixed ASAP. Thank you for the advice!
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