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Cat Neutering


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Friday, 19 de February 2010
Author: Vivapets

Advice on Cat Neutering
It is recommended by many vets to get cats neutered for lots of different reasons. You might think it is cruel but it is a surgical procedure that is very common and safe for your cat. This article will give some general advice and information on cat neutering so you can make your own decision on whether or not to neuter your cat. 

Cat Neutering – What is it?

Neutering is simply the removal of a cat’s sex organs. For a male cat you would call this castration; this procedure is where both testicles are removed completely. For a female cat you would call the procedure spaying and the womb and ovaries are taken away. 

Positives of Female Cat Neutering

Prevents unwanted litters. 
Stops the distressing calling behaviour which sounds like your cat is in pain. 

Benefits of Neutering a Male Cat

You eliminate any aggressive and territorial behaviour. You also greatly reduce any hyper-sexual behaviour. 
Male cats which haven’t been neutered are bolder and wander over much larger territories for long periods of time. As a family cat this is not an ideal trait as it greatly increases the risk of road traffic accidents. 
Neutering cats decreases the risks of spraying inside the house. 
Neutered cats are also much less likely to fight with other cats. 

Further Information on Neutering Cats

If you are going to have your cat neutered then the operation should be performed after 5 months of age. 
Neutered animals tend to eat more and put on weight due to a lower metabolic rate. You can get special food for neutered cats which controls this. 
Anaesthetic is needed to carry out the operation but for a young, healthy cat this shouldn’t be a problem. Always talk to your vet about the risks before neutering your cat. 
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