Anonymous: I HAVE A MALE CAT.
WE ARE PLANNING TO NEUTER HIM SOON
BUT SHOULD WE ALLOW HIM TO MATE ONCE AT LEAST BEFORE NEUTERING HIM ?
WOULD APPRICIATE SUGGESTIONS.
Why would you want to do it? I don't see any point in mating before neutering.
Anonymous:we concerned a local vet and he said that it would improve the cats health.
i found it wierd so decided to take a second opinion.
even we dont intend getting him mated.
I honestly don't see in what way it could improve his health. The only thing it will improve is going to be his experience. If you mate him before neutering, he may continue to exhibit mating behavior even after he's neutered, like mounting on other cats and wanting to roam. It may change his personality as well. Hundreds of cats are neutered every day without prior mating and their health remains perfect.
Anonymous:thanks for your suggestion.
This is getting interesting! I've too heard mating before neutering can 'improve cat health' but I could never find information sustaining this opinion (and I googled a lot!). If there have been no researches or anything to fortify the statement, where did this idea come from? Have you asked your vet for more details about how it would improve the cat's health and where he got this info from?
EVEN I GOOGLED A LOTT BUT DINT FIND ANYTHING MEANINGFUL.
ANYWAY I DONT THIS IDEA OF MATING A CAT BEFORE NEUTERING IS OF ANY GOOD.
Okay but still it would be interesting if you could ask your vet about the source of that information. They say there is never smoke without fire!
I think all that's going to do is make him like the idea of doing it and then even after neutered he could still get the urge to. Just a thought. I don't see the point in doing that to them either. Kind of like a tease.