Please could some1 advise me?
i have a cat she is about 7yrs old and she has not had kittens as yet i really want her to have one litter before i get her done. she is a small cat in very very good health. the reason i didnt let her have kittens before now is we had a dog that didnt like babies, but now he has died. some ppl are telling me that she is to old now to have babies, Is this right is she too old?
on Jul 19th 2012
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Yes, she is too old. She is approximately the equivalent of a 48 year old woman. Allowing her to have a litter at this age would risk her health and the health of her kittens if she was even able to get pregnant. Please consult your vet and have this poor girl spayed.
Allie answered on 7/19/12. Helpful? / 3
Allie is right. Your cat is too old to have kittens anymore. She is equal to a woman in her mid to late 40's. Here's a cat age chart
Please have your cat spayed. A pregnancy could risk her health and potentially her life. Why do you want her to have a litter? Kittens are a huge responsibility. What if there are complications? C-sections, emergency care, medication, ect add up very quickly - on top of prenatal care. Kittens also need well kitten checks and vaccinations. Do you know up to 7 people who will want a kitten? It's a big responsibility finding them good homes. Each kitten you place will also take away a home for a kitten in a shelter. With the pet overpopulation issue, millions of cats are killed simply because they are unwanted and ran out of time to find a home - including kittens. Shelters often have "too many kittens" and will kill for space. Think this over carefully.
Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 7/19/12. Helpful? / 4
I think 7 is a bit old to be having kittens. Besides, there's already too many unwanted animals out there that either have to fend for themselves out on the mean streets or they wind up living in a shelter or dying in one. I think you really need to reconsider this.
Twinkle answered on 7/19/12. Helpful? / 2
The idea that a cat or dog must give birth before being spayed is a myth. You don't say why you'd like kittens, but have you visited a shelter recently? There are so many homless kittens that entire litters are being euthanized. Would you have good forever homes for any kittens? Or would you put up a "Free Kittens" sign and give them away to anyone who shows up including people who sell animals to research facilities and dog-fighting organizations. She is too old by about 4 years. You would not only be compromising her health but that of the resulting kittens. Do you have funds for vet care if this happens or would you let her and the kittens die? If you are enamored of kittens, volunteer at a shelter and get your baby cat "fix" that way. What you see there will educate you more on the overwhelming overpopulation of animals and their sorry lives more than we here ever could. You would never own another unaltered animal.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/19/12. Helpful? / 3
Everyone here is correct! Your cat is too old - she is officially a senior at age 7 years. Why would you want to bring more kittens into the world? There are too many kittens and cats in shelters waiting to be adopted. Once their "waiting" period runs out they are euthanized so that the shelter can make room for more kittens/cats. Case at point: My neighbor recently rescued a mama cat with five kittens who were about two months old. She spent hundreds of dollars on mama and babies at the vet to find out that mama cat was pregnant again! My neighbor cried when the vet suggested having her spayed ASAP which would abort the kittens. She now has a spayed mama and two kittens left which no one wants! She has tried everywhere and everyone, and these kitties have all been to the vets for vaccines. The kittens are even being neutered today - and still - no one wants them. So, do yourself a favor and get your cat fixed. Best of luck.