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Thread: How old to spay/neuter kittens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I have an invisible sign at my house.....it says "stop here they feed good". My 5 dogs and 1 cat have all been dumped. The rule is, If you eat my food you get fixed!
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    as someone else said I think they need to weigh at least 2 lbs

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    With us it was dogs that got dropped off. Who can refuse those puppy dog eyes of a hungry dog laying on your front porch. They always seemed to know when they were welcome.

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    Oh we have spent oodles on strays getting them spayed... Dang idiots that won't take care of their pets and then dump the poor babies... Argh, better not get started on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Oh we have spent oodles on strays getting them spayed... Dang idiots that won't take care of their pets and then dump the poor babies... Argh, better not get started on this
    I was just doing a quick adding - I think this will be at least numbers 9 & 10..... oh no - make that 10 & 11.

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    Talk to the vet - they maybe will give you a discount as these were animals dumped at your house! Sometimes the humane society gives discounts too. Thanks for keeping them.

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    There is no absolute rule on when to fix an cat or dog. Some vets are doing it right away, others wait until they are a little older. I prefer waiting. Your vet will let you know their preference. We also have a cat that was a stray. It was the middle of winter with extremely low temps. One day she felt comfortable enough to just walk right in with our pug and cocker. She's been with us ever since (about 5 years now). When we wanted to take her to the vet we had to drop her into a pillow case because she was afraid of the carrier. I sure had battle wounds from trying! Now she is the perfect loving pet. Sucker is written over our door.

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    I'd love to take more in, but O'Malley was diagnosed with FIV - he was already in the house with Kiki when we found out so we figured that we wouldn't worry about it with her, but I'd be afraid to bring anyone else in. So far he's been pretty healthy though in spite of it.

    I do know of a vet that gives quantity discounts, but you need 3 of them. I'll have to check with the vet we're currently seeing. I think I had called around with the last slew of kittens (had 3 and a cat at one time) and the only break was the 3 at a time one. I should check with the humane society - thanks for mentioning it.

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    I've learned more than I ever cared to know. My vet says 3 lbs is minimum. They have litters every 65 days. Can stay in heat 3 weeks at a time. Charges average $55.00 for neuter and $85 for spay at Humane Society up to $143.00 at Vet's because they require shots before they will spay or neuter. At one time we had 3 females pregnant which delivered within 3 weeks of each other. Each had 5 kittens. That is 18 cats, and that didn't include the males who thankfully couldn't get pregnant. We are down to Lil Miss, Scotchie, Midas, Ace, Bandit, Tippy And Casper. And thank the Lord they are all finally fixed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Oh we have spent oodles on strays getting them spayed... Dang idiots that won't take care of their pets and then dump the poor babies... Argh, better not get started on this
    ditto! sharet

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