There is a large population of cats in the United States. While it is recommended that cats should be spayed instead of breeding, some cat owners will still breed them anyways, to have a litter of kittens. If you are someone who wants to breed your cat, then there are a few factors you should consider first.
Of course you should know that breeding cats will take some time. Once you do breed them and the litter of kittens is born, you will need to keep their area clean daily. In addition, you need to watch over the litter and closely keep an eye on how they are developing and growing. They will need a lot of taking care of, so this can also become time consuming.
It takes a good amount of responsibility to breed cats. Plan everything out in advance, such as finding a home for the kittens that you do intend to keep. But you should also remember that people who say they want a kitten can still change their mind later. So you have to consider the possibility that the kitten will not have a home, and you need to decide whether or not you can keep a kitten that is not going to a new home.
Breeding cats also takes a bit of education and preparation as well. Diets during pregnancy are very important, so you need to learn what you can feed the pregnant cats. There also may be tasks and problems that you must deal with, such as early deliver to cutting the umbilical cords yourself. You must be prepared for these tasks and learn in advance how to handle them. You should also know what to do in the event where a c-section is necessary, and have the proper supplies for doing so.
You should know that it will cost money to breed cats. In addition to feeding the cats and kittens, you may still need to take them to the veterinarian, get them de-worming medicine, and be sure they get their necessary vaccines as well.
So when breeding cats, there is a lot you need to think about beforehand. If you still want to breed them, then you need to make sure that you know and have everything you will need in advance. Prepare yourself for the best and worst case scenarios, and make sure you are ready for the experience as a whole.