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Cat breeding at least once in her life - good or bad?


Do you want to mate cats. I mean, to have the joy of seeing your cat's puppies and increasing spring out, turning the uncertain creatures, with eyes glued in small feline eyes alert and nimble guerrillas always made plays.

The picture described above is truly idyllic and desire to live with your cat it is very natural, but only for someone who does not know how heavy, can be tiring and even dangerous for the cat adventure.

First, although it says it is healthy for your cat to have puppies at least once in life, whether or not to be sterilized, in fact, it's not healthy.
Mating, pregnancy, birth and nursing pups are moments and periods of maximum stress for the cat, both from the point of view (perhaps it is improperly said) "psychological" and, equally important, harmless.

Breeding is a great stress, especially for cats who probably have not seen another cat in their lives - it is about cats of "one in a house," nesocializate from this point of view, unusual movements and inevitable stress the meeting of other cats, even male can do to have reactions that may appear strange unsuspecting owner. Such heat urgently looking cat and come in "defense mode", quickly hiding under some furniture and obstinately refusing to come out of there, and even to eat or drink. Such a cat will settle down only when you get back home and, certainly, will leave the discussion mating for at least a while. And the second and third and fourth attempt could have same result - well hidden cat in a strategic and hissing cat in the place in question - both its lack of experience in such situations and meeting with a grade III being of the same species, where fear of new and bizarre territorial dilemma situation itself will cause the cat to reject unequivocally any attempt to approximate the cat. Reaction to extreme stress is stronger than the mating instinct, even if you take your cat to cat in full estrous cycle.

If however, after enough attempts (or if you have a cat more "sloppy" or very well socialized), mating is successful, you should know that pregnant animal needs additional nutrients and food no longer reach normal or even quantitative quality, body changes and grows to feed both babies in the womb and after birth and, although apparently not disturbed pregnancy cat, that's not because he would not be difficult, but because cats have a habit laments.

Birth is a very difficult time for primiparous (cat having their first baby, so that has not ever had chicken) because although instinct helps, does not know exactly "first" what to do, is frightened and in pain not know whose cause of any previous experience. In addition, the first child always takes longer.

Also, it is recommended that delivery be assisted by a person who has never attended a birth pisiceasca ever, because, in case of complications, inexperienced person does not realize it at the time, which can worsen the cat and chickens, even damaging their lives. Birth in many cases can be difficult (dystocia) and there may be situations in which the offspring have a presentation that makes it impossible to expel the natural way (for example, instead of being employed on the canal or back face forward, sideways and can engage have no way out), in which case the practice, just like human dystocia, emergency Caesarean section to save both mother and offspring. If intervention is not the time or if fetuses, although these regulations are too high, there may be rupture of tissue cat, tearing that undetected in time, can become infected and can lead to death if untreated cat. After birth, if not eliminated all cat placental tissue, it can remain in the uterus and may also become infected, which causes pyometra, if not fatal and it is resolved (in 99% of cases) surgically by complete removal the uterus and annexes. An inexperienced cat owner will not know how to assess whether post-partum bleeding or not too heavy (cat wash carefully and only someone with experience can realize is the real situation) and will not know to seek medical help in If there is something wrong. Chickens, but rarely if possible, the cat does not accept or does not know what to do with them, should be removed from the placenta by the person assisting delivery, umbilical cords should be cut to the proper distance should be disinfected should be dried and young fed. Sure, you can call a veterinarian to attend the birth, but not many who are willing, regardless of the amount offered, to be called at any time and come to assist a possible rise in the middle of the night (statistically, cats are born more often at night than the day). And there are a lot of aspects of this kind.

If all goes well, you can not breathe relieved / a for the post-partum (after birth) is difficult for the cat, she is tired and must be properly hydrated and fed, as to be able to recover after birth and babies can breastfeed effectively. Chickens, where there are too many to the possibility of cat food (not of the number of nipples, but her body of cat and can produce enough milk) should be fed artificially supplement, which is usually quite expensive (60 RON box 300 g) and although young may increase with cow's milk mixed with egg yolk does not mean it's, well, not adapted cow's milk, can not compensate for the nutritional needs of kittens and they can grow various deficiencies in development.

In addition, any unsterilized cat is likely to make pyometra. With sterilization, the risk of pyometra disappears, as prone body disappears.

If chicks grow well and yet everything is OK, their placement is a difficult problem - now, the Internet is full of ads for kittens to give metis, ads are extremely difficult to solve. What are you doing with so many kittens? Free (happens frequently) surprise that those who "inscrisesera on the waiting list" of chicken to tell you that they changed their mind, in which begins a nightmare for owners looking properly - can not give the puppies so to anyone, especially increased in the eyes! Could you say that you Burmese or Siamese and the pups will be given easily. It is true that your cat has a special color brown or blue (called "point") but if you do not act called pedigree proving that your cat belonging to a race is, practically no evidence that one of your cat's grandmother has not slipped any tomcat brindle beauty ... so there's no guarantee that your cat breed is, unless you got a pedigree. So if you have not got a pedigree, Metis and litter is considered the same, whether he conceives as a tomcat Thomas O'Malley or a super champion. Since there are lots of half-breeds arising from such desires and myths such as the pairing would be a healthy thing for the animal, not ever to solve the problem of metis. And any cats that come into the street. Obviously, this is not what you do, do not you throw logic kittens in the street - but you know where to find if all owners will treat well and will take care of them as you would yourself.

Now, everything I told you I do not think you still want to mate cats so much ... but as you do what's best for her.