- At what age should you make sure that the cat does not have any more pups?
- What to do with cats that do not want to go home, those that sit on your bridge for several days?
- Can a cat die if you caress it too much and for too long on the chest?
I will try to answer your questions as best I can 🙂
1. When a female should stop “having pups” is quite individual: A female that has never had pups should preferably not be mated after the age of three – a female that has had kittens depends on the cat’s own condition!
But – a cat that has reached the age of eight to nine years, I would probably have “retired” myself.
Yes, the best thing you can do in that case is to try to find out IF the cat has a home to go to!
Put up notes at a store nearby, maybe a neighbor knows who the cat belongs to?
Does it have a necklace?
Advertise in any local newspaper.
Does the cat seem to be in good condition? (shiny fine fur, not skinny)
Then it should have a home somewhere.
Does it look skinny and miserable?
If you have the opportunity and want to – give it food outside if you do not want to take it in. When you have exhausted all possibilities and if no one hears from you, well then it is up to you whether you want to take care of the cat or not.
A cat does not die from direct caresses on the chest!
On the other hand, when you stroke the cat and it starts spinning, the heart beats very “calmly”.
In the old days it was said that you “caressed the cat to death”.
So you stroked it until it fell asleep and then you “pinched” the heart and held it until it stopped! It was considered a “humane” way to remove a cat!
As far as I know, no cat these days has been put down in this way, but it is probably a “true” story from the past.
Hope I have been able to be of some help. Good luck!