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Sterilization and Neutering in Cats

Published on March 18, 2024

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A responsible choice for the health of your cats

Today we want to share vital information about spaying (females) and neutering (males) in cats, simple and routine surgeries that we strongly support to ensure the long-term health of your pets.

Neutering/sterilization of the cat

Neutering and sterilization are procedures widely practiced every day on cats of all breeds and ages. The main reason for spay/neuter is to avoid unwanted pregnancies, abandonment of kittens or uncontrolled breeding of cats, but there are other benefits such as the prevention of certain diseases and also of annoying marking habits and estrus behaviors such as meowing or the cat's stress in searching for the female in heat.

Neutering will help the cat to modify sexual behaviors, marking the house with urine, aggression towards other males and running away in search of females.

Benefits of neutering/spaying cats

The sterilization of cat it is an important decision to make because it will help the prevention of repetitive heat which creates stress and crying in search of the cat. The cat's heat, unlike female dogs, does not appear twice a year with an interval of 6 months. If the cat lives indoors, with the heat of the heating and artificial lights, she has the possibility of going into heat in any time of the year, if it cannot mate it will continue its crying with intervals of days. If she has access to the outside if she is mounted, she may have the risk of contracting infectious diseases such as FIV and FELV and an unwanted pregnancy. The risk of breast cancer or reproductive system diseases is significantly reduced.

In male cats, neutering eliminates the risk of testicular-related diseases, such as cancer. It also reduces the likelihood of urinating where it shouldn't and other territorial behaviors, such as fighting with other cats, with the risk of contracting infectious diseases such as FIV and FELV and reduces the tendency to wander away from home.

We help control cat overpopulation and abandonment. A reproductively active female cat can have up to 4 fertile pregnancies per year, giving birth to an average of 4 kittens per pregnancy, or approximately 16 kittens in a year.

At what age is it advisable to spay/neuter your cat?

The recommended age for the neutering and sterilization of males and females is after 6 months of age, it is possible to neuter or sterilize them at any time, if some female cats are precocious they could go into heat as early as 5 months old.

But every cat is different, so we always recommend a veterinary visit to determine the best time to spay/neuter your kitten.

Why is it important to do this before the start of the hot season?

The onset of warmer days brings with it the start of the reproductive cycle for many animals.

In the case of felines, females go into heat when temperatures rise and males tend to run away and stay away from home more than necessary.

Our veterinarians at your disposal

We understand that the decision to spay or neuter your cat is a personal one, but we want to provide you with all the information you need for the long-term health and well-being of your pets.

You can request a preventive or call us For more information, And The our team will be glad Of help you.

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