Spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of your cat. This ensures that your pet cannot reproduce.
Cats are typically spayed/neutered when they are 4-6 months old, although the procedure can be done from as early as 8 weeks of age through adulthood. It is ideal to have the surgery done before your cat reaches sexual maturity. Females should be spayed BEFORE their first heat.
We have a responsibility to prevent unwanted animals from being euthanized everyday, simply because there are no homes for them.
Over 3 million cats are euthanized in shelters due to over population
Benefits of Spaying:
- Prevents Pregnancy and the complications that may arise from pregnancy and delivery
- Eliminates the heat cycle; you won’t have to listen to the sounds of your female cat in heat, trying to get out and find a mate!
- Prevents unwelcome males from trying to seek out your female cat in heat
- Eliminates sexual discomfort, distress or distraction…..making your cat happier and more content
- Eliminates the possibility of disease or cancer in the reproductive system.
Benefits of Neutering:
- Reduces the distraction and destructive behavior associated with the male’s efforts to get out and find a mate.
- Reduces the urge to fight
- Stops or reduces marking behavior (spraying)
- Reduces the urge to roam. This makes it less likely that you will lose your cat, which in turn makes your cat less likely to contract a disease, get in a fight, get injured or become a victim to cruelty, poison or traffic
- Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer