Although I am not a vet by any means, I often get interesting questions in my inbox which encourages blog postings as well as research for my own personal gain.
A question that was e-mailed to me on Wednesday is as follows.My cat recently had a litter can they have sex with each other?
I found a similar topic on a message forum that may be of assistance."Absolutely. The concept of inbreeding is foreign to cats, they don't understand that it's not a good thing to breed within a family tree. Spay and neuter your cats and re-home the kittens to families who alter them it's healthier this way."
Through my research, there is no evidence, from what I read that there maybe genetic birth defects. You defiantly want to get all the kittens spayed and or neutered.
Please also bare in mind that currently a huge number of homeless kittens, a problem that continues to grow, therefore, getting them neutered is socially and ecumenically responsible.
As covered in last week's post, cats can be sexually active before they are eligible, age wise, to get "fixed", therefore, keeping the kittens separated (females in one room, males in another) will ensure or at least minimize any unwanted pregnancies and or litters.