Should I breed my cat so my kids will learn about life?

Our question this week was:

Should I breed my cat so my kids will learn about life?

Peter R.

Tampa, Florida

Answer

Thanks for your question. The short answer is no. Why not? There are thousands and thousands of unwanted cats put to sleep every year in the United States. In my opinion, there are other ways to help kids learn about life. Take them to a zoo, find a farmer friend that will allow you to watch a cow give birth to a calf, watch a discovery film, or read a book.

Best of luck.

Dr. Debra

PS – we have an article that might be useful to you about the pros and cons of spaying and neutering cats

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