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Death fights
Author: marie_mulli Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:08:19 am
My cat is a year and one month old.  He has started fighting with other male cats in the neighborhood.  Some times he come home beat up so bad, that I think he is going to die.  Will fixing him resolve the cat fights?  Is there animal insurance for love ones pets?  If so, do you guys offer animal insurance at resonable prices? 
 
Re: Death fights
Author: tricia Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 12:19:18 pm
marie_mulli wrote:
My cat is a year and one month old.  He has started fighting with other male cats in the neighborhood.  Some times he come home beat up so bad, that I think he is going to die.  Will fixing him resolve the cat fights?  Is there animal insurance for love ones pets?  If so, do you guys offer animal insurance at resonable prices? 


Hill Marie,

I noticed that Dr Scott & Dr Laura hadnt gotten back in touch with you, and although I am not a veterinarian, I might be able to help.

YES, by all means get him neutered.  Unless he is examined by a veterinarian and there is a medical reason not to have him sterilized, it is always a good idea.  Not only will it curb some of his normal behaviors which are directly related to his desire to breed (such as fighting over females and territory) it will also help him to live a healthier and longer life.

If at all possible, I would try to keep your cat confined either inside your house or yard.  In some areas it is the law (Bryant, for example has a law requiring the confinement of cats, much like the leash law applies to our canine companions.)  But much more importantly, it will spare him from coming into contact with other cats who have not been sterilized (any perhaps not vaccinated) and protect him from being wounded and even contracting "Feline AIDS" or Feline Leukemia, as well as a host of all sorts of illnesses, such as Rabies.

Relating to your insurance question - I saw in their lobby that Animal Family Practice does have information about pet insurance available.  All of the pet insurance companies I have talked to all offer reasonable rates (to keep it affordable.)  But just like any insurance, shop around, the vet office you may choose to use may not accept their coverage, and some of the insurance companies are actually a reimbursement policy.

 

Best of luck to you and your kitty!


 

 
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