Would there be any problems?

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Okay so we have a tom cat and he had a lady friend which he did have a few litters with but last year she died
but she had a litter a bit before and the cat we have from that litter is being chased by her mothers mate (our tom cat) and he is trying to mate with her but we think that the female that we have might be his daughter. so to cut through the fat could there be any genetic problems if he is successful?
 

Squishy

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Yes, there is a high probability of genetic problems or deformities, preposition to illness, when allowing cats to inbreed to such a close degree.
Having the tom cat nuetered would fix that problem.
 

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Yes, there is a high probability of genetic problems or deformities, preposition to illness, when allowing cats to inbreed to such a close degree.
Having the tom cat nuetered would fix that problem.
Yeah but his mate was kinda of wild and got around and female cats are not always faithful, so it might not even be his offspring but there is always a chance so that is what I am worried about. and also he is quite a bit bigger than her and he can out run her and catch and well you know do what tom cats do
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dainerra

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as said, have both of them fixed. Period. It's not like there are a shortage of barn cats anywhere in the US.
 

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well the problem is that the female is rather wild and only lets us get so close.
And also another peculiar thing is the female is very small almost like a dwarf cat and she was just a little twerp when her mother died, so is it possible for her to have been the runt or not completely weaned and she just did not get enough milk?
or is she just small by nature?
 
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Peaches Lee

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If you can catch both of them, your veterinarian, being professionals, can handle spaying and neutering them both. If the female cat is dwarfed as you've described, it would be unhealthy for her to have a litter of kittens and if she did give live birth to kittens, it's uncertain if they would live. The best thing for both parties is spaying and neutering.
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If you can catch both of them, your veterinarian, being professionals, can handle spaying and neutering them both. If the female cat is dwarfed as you've described, it would be unhealthy for her to have a litter of kittens and if she did give live birth to kittens, it's uncertain if they would live. The best thing for both parties is spaying and neutering.
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Well our tom cat is very laid back so no problem catching him
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But then there is the female and I don't even know if the are related, and I don't know if she is completely developed (if you know what I mean)
But her mom was somewhat small but not as small as she is, and she eats just fine and our tom cat is about three times her size so that is why it is so easy for him to catch her
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jettgirl24

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I think the previous posters were being very kind but it doesn't seem that you are getting their point. It does not matter if they are related or not, they have no business reproducing. There are literally millions of unwanted cats and kittens euthanized each year because of irresponsible owners who do not spay an neuter their animals. Please stop contributing to this problem. There are far too many healthy cats that are unable to be placed, the last thing the world needs are kittens that have a high likelihood to be born with health issues. Neuter the male that you can catch immediately. Get a trap, catch the female, and have her spayed as soon as possible. It is what responsible pet owners do.
 
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They are cats, I am not sure that they know that they have no business reproducing as they are mere animals, yes they are smart but not that smart.
And if they even have kittens we would try to catch and tame them and take care of them and...most likely neuter and spay the kittens.
But hopefully we can have our cat neutered and that might help remedy the problem.
And by the way we are not irresponsible pet owners whenever we get a dog we have them fixed.
And usually we even get our cats fixed.
And we don't really even own the female she stuck around ever since her mom died.
 
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