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My 11-month-old unaltered female cat shows no signs of estrus. Advice please. — 2 Comments

  1. As far as I am concerned, unless a cat is a purebred, pedigeed cat that is crucial in a breeding program, it’s much better and healthier for our cats to have them spayed.

    Spaying prevents uterine and ovarian cancer since the surgery removes these organs. Spayed females are far less likely to want to roam, and of course are not frustrated since the instinct to breed is very strong.

    If this were my kitty, even though she hasn’t yet had signs of estrus I would have her spayed. It’s interesting that your vet didn’t want to spay her since she MIGHT have been in heat- perhaps due to her age. I would definitely discuss this aspect with my veterinarian. Cats in heat CAN be spayed, so do talk to your vet about any risks involved and why he is reticent to perform the operation.

    Good luck with your kitty, Alan, and please do keep us updated.

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