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post #1 of 5
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I've had Mixy for about a year and a half. I am embarrased to say that I still can't figure out if it's a she or a he. It's tail is won't let me see.
My point is that after all this time, if she is a female, she hasn't gotten pregnant. I now notice that she's getting a little bit chubby. Her mom has already had kittens.
Right now I can't afford to have her/him spayed or neutered.
Can a female cat go over a year without having kittens?
post #2 of 5
I would guess it is possible, though not very likely, for an outdoor female cat to not get pregnant. Just like with humans, there is a possibility of her not being fertile or as fertile as other cats. It is also possible Mixy is a boy. If so, he could be getting other cats, including his mom, pregnant if they aren't spayed.

The best way to find out, since he or she won't let you look down there, is to go in for a vet visit.

There are lots of resources out there that can help you pay for spaying or neutering of your cats. In the long run, it's a lot cheaper than paying for cat food for a bunch of kittens. Here are some resources:


You may also want to check with your local shelters. Some shelters even offer loan options.
post #3 of 5
You can also call your local shelter. The people there should be able to direct you to the nearest spay/neuter clinic. The last thing they want is more unplanned litters. Enough healthy cats and kittens are euthanized as it is. And the clinics can be very cheap. My shelter's clinic is about $30.

Please, please, please get your cats spayed. It's not only important because of cat overpopulation, which is terrible enough, but it's important for their health. Unspayed cats are prone to several types of cancer. It's a devastating way for a cat to die, especially when a simple procedure would have prevented it.
post #4 of 5
If you got your cat from a shelter, he/she may already be fixed.If you got him/her for free as a small kitten, then I would say that he/she is not fixed.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
for your replies.
I will call the shelter and ask about a program.
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