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Pet cat vent (female in heat)
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Is it really, and I mean really necessary to have a cat spayed or neutered? My folks are more or less used to Ruffles bawwing and cawwing often, and yet I just couldn't seem to just pass it off as background noise due to how piercing her mating yells are.

I tried to convince them by showing and explaining the benefits of having said cat spayed, yet they just couldn't seem to care and shrug it off as a non-issue. What gives???

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huckleberrypie Wrote:Is it really, and I mean really necessary to have a cat spayed or neutered? My folks are more or less used to Ruffles bawwing and cawwing often, and yet I just couldn't seem to just pass it off as background noise due to how piercing her mating yells are.

I tried to convince them by showing and explaining the benefits of having said cat spayed, yet they just couldn't seem to care and shrug it off as a non-issue. What gives???

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I think it's time to get some noise cancelling headphones if you haven't tried any yet. I don't know how much loud cat noise they can block, but at the very least it should make it low enough so you can actually hear whats on your computer or tablet or TV.

Isn't there any sort of animal welfare group you can report the cat to? You may not want to do that as it would be going against your parents wishes and there may be repercussions as well, but if they aren't getting the cat spayed and it's causing the loud noise issue, the animal welfare guys may take it up. Just don't go to PETA or any extremist group.
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Nah I'm not going to resort to extreme means anyway, let alone tell PETA about this.
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Never, it's never right to spay or neuter any critter, whatsoever.
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I still stand by what I've said before, it's never right to spay or neuter any critter. If they're getting too noisy, better get a headphone or something. You may also try to keep them preoccupied by buying them their own cat toys, it worked for me and our Siamese cat, Dora.
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I have unspayed female cats and an unspayed dog now. The dog and one of the cats are registered show breeds and we didn't spay the other cat because that wouldn't be fair. I honestly think spay and neuter should only be used if an animal needs to be outside without humans and then only if you don't want them reproducing for a reason (farm cats getting rid of mice is a reason), or if your pet has an illness that requires the surgery, or... if you really can't stop your pets from having unwanted litters, for some reason. Though in that case, I'd wonder why you have pets if you can't take responsibility for them.

Dogs can only get pregnant for about less than a week, twice a year, after the first few years. Starting around age 2, it becomes twice a year. They also don't make puppies with every try. We tried breeding our dog this summer and nothing happened. It's very easy to keep your dog supervised or inside for a few times a year. I also used to have a male dog who was not neutered and never had puppies. I just didn't let him run wild.

(I was open to him having puppies, since this was another purebred, but the dog he would have had them with got too sick for it and I wasn't committed to showing and breeding like I am now. He was disqualified from shows because they have very strict standards about how breeds should look and how healthy the dogs should be. This is my first time having a fully healthy dog and I've had other dogs before, so I'm taking full advantage of this chance.)

As for cats yowling, I guess mine are just good. I don't know what to say. I know I have a high tolerance for noise and a noisy household, anyway, so they might just not seem loud to me.

My issues with spay and neuter are that the animal doesn't get a say in it, and it's a much more difficult procedure than how humans are sterilized. Organs are removed and that can cause health problems and depression. My deepest issue with it is probably that when I was a child, my mother made my childhood dog get spayed while she was pregnant to get rid of the puppies. She was depressed, overweight, and epileptic for the rest of her life.

If you read through all this, thank you. You didn't have to. It's just something I'm passionate about.

(I also don't like when people in cities let their pets be outside unsupervised. I don't really see how people can love their pets and be okay with a daily risk of death by car or really anything, and you probably would never know. Pets were my kids before kids, so I'm looking at this from a parental view.)
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