The 5 Things You Should Know Before Breeding Cats

Written by Marc de Jong

The cat population is astronomical. Most experts agree that average cat owners should spay their cat, not breed. Still there are people who want to have a litter from their pet. But there’s a lot to think about before planning a feline family.

Here are five things you should know:

1. It takes time. You’ll have to cleanrepparttar nest every day, for two months. You should keep an eye onrepparttar 139993 kittens and watch their development – you won’t have time for a holiday.

2. It takes space. It’s not a good idea to breed if you have a 3-room apartment. Your family members should agree with your plan of having kittens. You can’t lock up these little balls of fur. They’ll go everywhere - in your partner’s study, in your baby’s bedroom, your kitchen, your bathroom.

3. It takes responsibility. Do you know beforehand that you will find a good home for your kittens? Some of your friends or relatives will say ‘Yes, lovely, I’ll take one of them’. But one or another may change his/her mind oncerepparttar 139994 moment is near. Are you willing to keeprepparttar 139995 kitten that nobody wants?

Female Dog Care

Written by Aki Desorcy

As there are certain health issues that affect onlyrepparttar female dog, care should be taken to ensure that these are fully understood before deciding whether or not to buy a bitch.

The most important concern is that of spaying.

Only those who are fully educated in all aspects of a specific breed and who haverepparttar 139974 time and energy to put into making sure that bloodlines are kept strong and healthy should ever consider breeding. With that in mind, most owners of female dogs will not be thinking of breeding and should therefore seriously consider having their pet spayed.

Ifrepparttar 139975 necessary surgery is carried out before your dog has her first heat cycle,repparttar 139976 likelihood of her ever developing breast cancer will become almost zero percent. That alone is a very good reason to have your dog spayed as breast cancer is otherwise relatively common in older bitches. The chances of your dog developing pyometra, a disease ofrepparttar 139977 uterus that can be fatal, is also greatly reduced.

Having your dog spayed will also relieve her ofrepparttar 139978 twice yearly 'season' andrepparttar 139979 anxiety that often becomes part of it. She'll no longer want to roam in order to find male dogs to mate with and you'll no longer have to put up withrepparttar 139980 crowds of dogs who follow you during walks or who gather outside your home. And most importantly of all, unwanted pups will not become a problem.

If your female dog starts collecting her toys and treating them as if they were puppies, she's almost certainly experiencing a false pregnancy. Fortunately, this rarely lasts more than a week and althoughrepparttar 139981 dog will become very protective of her imaginary offspring, treat her as normal and she'll soon forget them.

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