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Feature January 2016 Issue

Looking Outside of Spay/Neuter in cats

Cats are able to reproduce in their first year of life, and are also capable of multiple pregnancies within a single reproductive season.

Looking Outside of Spay/Neuter in cats

Fertility control in feline populations has long been a difficult problem to tackle. But are there non-surgical methods of sterilization and contraception?

Cats are well-recognized for their fertility. Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of fertility, is depicted as a cat in artwork, and the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats as symbols of fertility. When it comes to making babies, the feline is one of the most prolific domestic pets around. Cats are known for their ability to reproduce in their first year of life, and like rabbits, they are capable of multiple pregnancies within a single reproductive season.

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