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So I read in a book recently that letting a cat go into heat first will let the natural hormones from her privates lead to her brain and is essential to becoming full grown. Letting the bones grow naturally! So I gave it some thought ... and wondered why people all over are all doing the opposite, and infact even spaying at infant stage of life... wondering why! WHy Not!
Yes its true that there will be more blood involved and more difficult for the vet, and oh yes the risk of an indoor cat getting pregnant...... I met someone who waited for years and the cat then finally went to get spayed,... the cat looks amazing and is healthy... also very slim. The vet was also against raw diet! To me this is all strange. What do you think, have thought to read about all this first before commenting. thanks
 

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What book was it? I thought that was a myth and honestly, it sounds risky...a cat in heat WILL find a way out if she's determined enough. But I don't know, I've never had a female cat.

As for raw diets, keep in mind that your vet isn't a nutritionist. Most vets are sadly misinformed when it comes to homemade diets, often fearing that the diet will be unbalanced. I understand those fears but if you research, the diet is the best thing you can do for your cat IMO :). These links should help:

http://feline-nutrition.org/nutrition/how-to-transition-your-cat-to-a-raw-diet
http://www.rawfedcats.org/
 

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I think the book was called Keep your Cat Healthy the Natural Way by Pat Lazarus
... my last 5 cats were spayed immediately as the mainstream vets push this... but I have to wonder if there is any truth to letting your cat go into heat first and letting her become a female before chopping her up and taking that away from her.
Imagine if cats were human and we took away their natural hormones to become women, how our society would look/act. Her voice isn't even developed yet, her meows are whispers and she is so young.

I am feeding her raw (red dog blue cat diet) and also supplementing her with Missing link ... eventually i will buy the other supplements i need like salmon oil, cranberry... what ever will keep her balance. Thanks for the links.
 

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The truth of the matter is spaying later in life increases the risks of cancer. I can't say I know the science behind it (pretty sure there's some stuff online) but I do know that cats -and dogs- that have had one or several heats are at a higher risk of cancer then their spayed cousins.

There are some animals where it's necessary to spay them. Period. Ferrets die if they don't mate during their heat, and rabbits have something like 80% chance of cancer if not spayed (not to mention they tend to be more violent and both sexes spray if not fixed).

There are already people who are like that in society. It's really fascinating stuff, I suggest you look it up.

BUT I'm pretty sure the fact that you're cat has soft high pitched meows has nothing to do with the spay. I have two cats. Sugar was spayed at six months. She has thick bones, a broad body, and is denser. She never shuts up and her meows are high-pitched, clear and loud. Skooma was spayed at six months. She has delicate features, is much less dense, and is tiny. When she does meow it is a low, smoky rasp (or her undulating wails).

From what I've read the only physical changes that puberty brings to cats are the fleshy cheek things that males get.
 
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