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I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois. Melissa Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your homepage.

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    M F
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    I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.

    Melissa


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    Herlean
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    We adopted our cat from a shelter. She had already been spayed. I know that it willl stop that "baying at the window/moon" moaning when they are horny. I don't know if it will change his personality. We are looking at adopting another shelter cat, but we have to find the funds to get the vet visits done first. People around here give them away all the time, but they have not been to a vet, had a single shot, etc. and that is important bringing a new animal into our home. Herlean

    M F <milicaf35@yahoo.com> wrote: <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif;"> I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to
    neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.

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    Katherine Lassiter
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    I have four cats, used to have 6, and neutering never changed their personalities. Of course, they were all done while they were very young, as soon as I could. I may be wrong, butI do not think it can be done while they are in heat. <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size="3"> <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size="3"> There is a spay/neuter van in my area that does it inexpensively. I was pleased with their services. Also, at certain times of the year,many vets here offer reduced rates for it. Call your local shelter, PetSmart, humane society...I am sure they have many options for you. It is VERY important to have it done. <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size="3"> <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" size="3">Kathy/NC

    M F <milicaf35@yahoo.com> wrote: <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif;"> I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.

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    lisa griffeth
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    OK- here goes... You only "neuter" male cats- with females, you "spay". A spay is usually more expensive than a neuter (it's much more invasive surgery). It is NOT a good idea to spay a female in heat- there is increased blood flow to the uterusand most Vets charge an extra fee for the additional risk (some won't do it then no matter what). Some Vets will want her to deliver kittens and let her milk dry upcompletely before a spay, if you suspect she is pregnant. Some Vets will go on and spay females once they go out of heat (pregnant included if it's early developmentally) and will remove the uterus and/or fetus/kittens. Most cats do well with the surgery and they will probably either stay one night at the Vets or go home at the end of the day of surgery. If you take her home the same day, they will want her to not climb, jump or generally take part in any "kitty Olympic"events- keep her calm,quiet and usually you don't feed them
    until the next morning. Breakfast (food after midnight) the day of the surgery is not fed- she needs to have an empty stomach so that she doesn't vomit and block her breathing tube while she is under anesthesia. Some humane societies offer reduced price spay/neuters. In GA we have a program that is thru the state that offers reduced pricing-you send them $$ and they send you a certificate to be redeemed at your Vets office. Some areas have mobile spay/neuter clinics that come thru the area every couple of months- you'll just have to see what is available in your area of the country. As far as attitude, it usually doesn't make a significant change with most female cats. With a male (neuter) if you wait until he's spraying in the house, most likely he will continue to spray after surgery- it's an established habit by that point and the neuterwill notstop a habit. I hope this helps some to clear up what to expect...be
    glad it's a cat and not a dog- their surgeries are more expensive usually, and cost is based on the animals weight. Lisa G.
    M F <milicaf35@yahoo.com> wrote: <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif;"> I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern
    Illinois.

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    Jay Murphy
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    Our two cats became much more friendly and sociable.

    Check with the local pound in your area for inexpensive places. (also the ASPCA, etc...)

    Don&#39;t know about the Heat part though.

    Jay


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    I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.


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    Lori
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    It does tend to calm a cat down and I think it makes female cats nicer, but you shouldn't see a radical change. Plus a cat in heat is horrible to live with so it's worth doing just for that reason if you ask me. Check with your local shelter or rescue group to see if there's any groups around that subsidize spaying. I know there are lots around. I used Spay, Inc. in Northern Virginia and only payed $20 each to have my regular vet spay my cats (although that was almost 20 years ago.) Lori.

    M F <milicaf35@yahoo.com> wrote: <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt;FONT-FAMILY: times new roman, new york, times, serif;"> I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.

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    Also friendsofanimals.org has discount spay/neuter certificates too...




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    inherowndominion@aol.com
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    Melissa,
    I'm in Northern Illinois as well, not sure how far north you are, but I know if you go to friendsofpets.org, there's a clinic in glen ellyn that will take the certificates. Hope this helps!


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    Take it from someone who has 8 cats, both male and

    female. I have to spend the money to have my kitties

    spayed and neutered too. You don't want to have them

    spraying and dripping and yowling when they are in

    heat. Its worth it to spay because sometimes the

    little buggers run out of your home. You don't want

    them getting pregnant or impregnating another cat.









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    melinda irvin
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    It is a good idea to spay or neuter your cats because you do not want a bunch of babies that may be hard to get rid of. I recently spoke to someone who used to work at a humane shelter, do you know what happens to the unwanted animals there? No one ever sees, so it is something many of us tend to not think about. There is a room where all the unwanted animals are put down. A small area, an enclosed box. The dogs and cats that will be put down are put in there together, the door shut and in the dark room a poision gas is released. The animals, once dead are left and the next batch put in on top of the first and the whole thing is repeated. It may be several days before the bodies are removed. Even "no-kill" shelters only move animals from one shelter to another about 6 times then the animals are put down too. If you love your cats, would you want their babies to end up like that? The bodies are then thrown in the local landfill. It sounds like a horror movie, maybe WW2
    Nazi death camp story, but it is true and it happens every day in every shelter to millions of unwanted dogs and cats every day. The only crime most of them ever commited was being born. Pregnamt, lactating, or animals under 8 weeks old are automatically put to death. These are the lucky ones, the ones who did not die a slow painful death of starvation or mistreatment in the outside world.

    Idodc@aol.com wrote: Also friendsofanimals.org has discount
    spay/neuter certificates too...


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    Karen Pierce
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    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">Shelters are the best places to get cats/kittens from, IMHO....they do not let these cats go without making sure they're healthy, up to date on shots, and they are either spayed or neutered.
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    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008000" size="4">We got our Maine Coon cat from a shelter, and it was the best money we ever spent.
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    We adopted our cat from a shelter. She had already been spayed. I know that it willl stop that "baying at the window/moon" moaning when they are horny. I don't know if it will change his personality.

    We are looking at adopting another shelter cat, but we have to find the funds to get the vet visits done first. People around here give them away all the time, but they have not been to a vet, had a single shot, etc. and that is important bringing a new animal into our home.

    Herlean

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    I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.

    Melissa



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    Beth Eberhardt
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    I did not change our dog&#39;s personality and we were actually freer to let her outside. She is not aggressive and she is a boxer bulldog mixed with other kinds of bulldogs. She looks more boxer though.


    On Jan 26, 2008 10:06 AM, M F <milicaf35@yahoo.com> wrote:









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    I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.


    Melissa



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    Beth Eberhardt
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    I meant it did not change our girl dog&#39;s to have her spayed.


    On Jan 26, 2008 3:46 PM, Beth Eberhardt <beth.sweetgapeach1953@gmail.com> wrote:

    I did not change our dog&#39;s personality and we were actually freer to let her outside. She is not aggressive and she is a boxer bulldog mixed with other kinds of bulldogs. She looks more boxer though.

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    I was wondering if neutering our cat changes their personality. Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in Northern Illinois.


    Melissa



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    <span style="font-family:Papyrus;color:#69316D;">Over
    the last 14 years I have had – at varying times – two female and
    two male cats. I’ve fixed all of them. I never noticed any difference
    whatsoever in their personalities as far as the loving, funny, temperament type
    thing went. My female who had already had a heat cycle prior to spaying, did
    stop the incessant whining and pacing at the door about six weeks months after
    the surgery and seemed much more content to remain indoors.

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    sarassa1
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    Often there is a larger charge for female cats in heat. The problem

    is trying to catch them between heats. It is better to spay when

    they are not in heat.



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    Also is it a good idea to neuter them when they are in heat. And

    last one where is the least expensive place to take them. We are in

    Northern Illinois.

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