View Poll Results: Do You think this is child abuse or punishment

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Thread: Is This Child Abuse?

  1. #41
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    and abhorrant... nice word.

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    dan4nas

    The link I posted earlier - had the answer or you can google cat gestation period and get an answer that way. If you saw them mating - count 60 days from there. Is approximate answer.

    Now might be a good time to take possibly pregnant cat to vet for a check up - and to make sure all systems are go/suitable. Or I wonder if the pregnancy tests they use on humans work for pregnant cats too.

    As soon as you're sure you've got your kittens - desex the boy for starters. Is he out making more kittens now or is he an inside only cat?

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    my cats are indoors, which helps now i know that it was only him that got to her, i wouldnt have it any other way, i know about diseases etc. and other dangers. I know the gestation period as i stated earlier, my only query is that all sites state that nipples not swell/enlarge until the third week of gestation, however millies have already after only a week and a half? perhaps she conceived PRIOR to when I caught them mating? I dont know. fact is she is and what will be will be, they are BOTH getting desexed after this, yes fudge (boy will be done now), as I WILL NOT have homes for kittens if it happens again and I wont take the risk of any getting impounded if homes cannot be found.

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    oh and i read that best time for the vet is around 20 days gestation as they can palpate and feel the bubbas etc, and check on her health as pregnancy progresses, she has a health check when the vet came to give pippa ( my cocker pup) her second vacc along with sasha and fudge. I had them all health checked and all are great.

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    I guess it's possible the girl cat conceived earlier...

    You could phone the vet and ask them when is best time for the check based on swelling now...

    Do they do ultrasounds on cats - or is that just a good way to end up with a hand full of claws?

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    i have read xrays, but apparantely are not good for them or the growing bubbas, I will ask the vet when i get him to check her over in a week or so... (ill call monday and organise a check up)

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    xrays are bad. But ultrasound are made with sound waves not xrays, even tho the pix look like xrays. It's a popular way to check on pregnancies.

    I was at my cousin's farm one time when they had the vet in to check which ewes were pregnant. Ultrasound was 25 cents per ewe!!! No way you'd have gotten that price on a human ultrasound at the time. Then again the humans want to know what sex the lamb / I mean / baby is.

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    lol, i will definately check up on it hya, thanks for the non judgement, i understand the judgement, i do, but in my circumstances it isnt warranted. but again thanks for the info! appreciated

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    I just hope your cat does not have 12 kittens like the cat in our barn did...........I had to take all of them to the RSPCA. Some lovely person dumped the pregnant cat I think at our property. She was not very friendly and it took us a week to finally catch her and her family.
    This happens quite often in our quiet country road

    My personal feeling are that the cats you are breeding are too young and that there are way to many cats about already. With cats it is not so much about breeding for money (as with dogs) that problem is that there are just more and more cats, because cats have kittens so easily and often large litters.

    Not even all dog people breed dogs to make money, some think they just have "the best dog" and some let it just happen. It still means more dogs and /or kittens........

    There are so many cats looking for homes in Rescue, that there seems to be no reason to breed more of them.

    But as I said, that is only my own personal feelings........I am not often opinionated on most subjects, but this one just did get me going.
    Pets are forever

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    When my oh first looked at them his like gross but then weng searching the net for piccies and now he wants one lol his problem is the price $2000 for a cat! haha
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