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If You Want to Send a Sympathy Gift For the Loss of a Pet, Here Are Some Suggestions
If a friend of family member has just lost a pet, itís natural to want to send them a sympathy gift. The hard part isnít pulling out your credit card to buy though Ė itís deciding what to send. Itís a sensitive time and you donít want to upset...
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The 5 Things You Should Know Before Breeding Cats

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The cat population is astronomical. Most experts agree that average cat owners should spay their cat, not breed. Still there are people who want to have a litter from their pet. But thereís a lot to think about before planning a feline family.

Here are five things you should know:

1. It takes time. Youíll have to clean the nest every day, for two months. You should keep an eye on the kittens and watch their development Ė you wonít have time for a holiday.

2. It takes space. Itís not a good idea to breed if you have a 3-room apartment. Your family members should agree with your plan of having kittens. You canít lock up these little balls of fur. Theyíll go everywhere - in your partnerís study, in your babyís bedroom, your kitchen, your bathroom.

3. It takes responsibility. Do you know beforehand that you will find a good home for your kittens? Some of your friends or relatives will say ĎYes, lovely, Iíll take one of themí. But one or another may change his/her mind once the moment is near. Are you willing to keep the kitten that nobody wants?

4. It takes education. Have you thought about what could happen at birth? Do you know how to cut an umbilical cord? What to do if a newborn remains in its fluid filled sac? What supplies you need? How to know when a c-section is necessary? What to feed a pregnant cat?

5. It takes money. Kittens cost more money than you probably think. Itís not only the food. Even if you go through pregnancy without a vetís help, you need to have them vaccinated and dewormed.

Yes, thereís a lot to think about! However, if you really want to breed, make sure you get the right information, so you are prepared for the best and the worst.

About the Author

Marc de Jong runs an acclaimed web site on cats and is the author of the book How To Take Care Of Your Pregnant Cat, available through http://www.cat-pregnancy-report.com/pregnant-cat.html The book is filled with insider tips and tells you how your cat can deliver and raise a healthy litter.

 

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