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Preventing male attacks on unneutered male?

So, the last question I asked was answered and I was happy with it but here's another question towards the same point. Long story short - my kitten Yuki's future mate is unneautered and he's an outdoors cat. He is being attacked by older and tougher street cats (where I live there is a lot of them) and his owner's were going to neuter him next week to stop them attacking him. Because Yuki is too young we want to wait a little bit before we breed the two but everyone is worried that the male will be seriously hurt before we do. Is there a way to prevent the attacks or at least keep him safe before breeding him? I need the answer as soon as possible! ^ ^ Thank you, Sandra.

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  • Kelly BeckerKelly Becker Member Posts: 56
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    Hi Sandra...may I ask why you are mating Yuki? There is such an incredible over population of unwanted cats and overflowing shelters. Rescues can't keep up. If there are female stray cats outside, then the male is probably already breeding and adding to the population problem. I voluteer at our local shelter and some cats can stay will us in a cage for a year or more!! I certainly don't mean to judge but please consider this. All cats should be spayed or neutered. Additonally, an indoor cat will live 5-8 yrs longer than an outdoor cat. Best of luck, Sandra!
  • Arlye DruryArlye Drury DartmouthMember Posts: 826
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    Hi Sandra! Yuki is adorable! Personally I would NOT want to breed my female to a cat who has been running amok outdoors! He certainly could have been exposed to many diseases that could be transmitted to Yuki during breeding. Neutering the outdoor male probably will not stop the attacks by the other street cats - this is a territorial issue and they perceive him as an intruder. If he is a purebred cat worthy of being considered for breeding, he should be kept indoors and away from harm. If you are intent on breeding Yuki (I see that she is purebred from a breeder), why don't you seek a responsible breeder who has available stud cats? This would help curtail possible exposure to serious disease for Yuki AND you would have kittens who are registrable making them easier to find homes for. Good luck!!

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  • Hiep HuynhHiep Huynh Member Posts: 5
    Yes, to keep cats safe you keep them inside. To ensure their health, you do not breed them when they are still babies. You also test them before breeding - as he is outside, he may have contracted FIV or any number of other illnesses.
  • had a neighbor neuter thiers, after he had started marking territory and was being attacked by other outside toms, and it did not help, Only making him an inside 24/7 cat were they able to keep him safe
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