I am often asked the question: "Is it necessary to sterilize a cat? Will it harm her health? Maybe it is worth letting her giving birth at least once? And in general I feel sorry for her ..."
I will try to answer these questions in more detail.
The purpose of a cat's life is motherhood. This is how nature arranged it. The better the living conditions of the cat, the more frequent estrus and desirable are kittens.
Every estrus of a cat in nature ends in pregnancy.
A domestic cat will not only drive you crazy with its screams, but it will also stop eating and sleeping. The level of hormones in the blood makes the desire for motherhood a fixed idea.
The cat has no desire to act this way, all she wants is pregnancy and babies. Any breeder will tell you how the cat changes as soon as she gets pregnant. She exudes calmness, serenity, and happiness.
Be merciful to your pet. Let her lead a happy and carefree life, or let her be a mother.
If you decide to have kittens, the responsibility for the fate of the babies will be yours. The cat will give birth, feed them and by three months will start to drive them out of its territory. It's time for her to get ready for her next pregnancy. And that's when the kittens are your concern.
Reasons for neutering cats
Unneutered male cats are likely to stray over a large area, will mark their territory with a very pungent spray and are much more likely to fight – with attendant noise nuisance.
Unneutered male cats will wander from home and may not return. They may also spray inside the home and may be aggressive to their owners. Therefore it is desirable to neuter kittens early enough to ensure that the above problems are prevented.
Fighting males are much more likely to spread diseases such as FIV and FeLV to other cats. They are also likely to suffer from fight injuries such as abscesses. Because they wander over a large area they are also at greater risk of suffering road traffic accidents.
The aggressive behavior puts an uncastrated male at much higher risk of serious infectious disease such as feline immunodeficiency virus (feline ‘AIDS’) and feline leukemia virus, both of which are transmitted through cat bites.
Obviously, male cats do not have kittens themselves and it only takes one male in an area to make lots of female cats pregnant, so neutering a female cat makes a great deal more difference to limiting numbers, but it all helps!