Why Neuter my Cat?

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The advantage and disadvantages of cat neutering.

Neutering Disadvantages

  • Your pet will be incapable of producing offspring.

Neutering Advantages

  1. Eliminates likelihood of:
    • Spraying and territory marking
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Fighting Mammary cancer – Life threatening
    • False pregnancies – Distressing for both cat and owner
    • Pyometra – (womb infection) possibly life threatening if not caught in time, results in the cat needing to be spayed anyway
    • Seasons – Can be very messy and time consuming
    • Straying – Entire male and female cats quite commonly find ways to escape to find a mate, this is a common cause of road traffic accidents.
  2. Eliminates the risk of unwanted pregnancies
  3. Is known to calm behaviour

 

Myths and Facts

Cats put on weight after being

No, but your pet's diet will need reducing as they no longer need the energy to produce the sex hormones.

Queens need to have litter of kittens before they are spayed

Queens don’t need to have kittens before being spayed. There is no scientific evidence to prove that it is beneficial to the queen.

Will my cat have to stay in the hospital for a few days

Neutering is a routine operation your cat will be admitted in the morning and discharged that afternoon/evening.

It is very expensive

No, there is a cost involved, but it is something that should be taken into account when getting a new pet it is certainly cheaper than an unwanted pregnancy or the cost incurred from a road traffic accident from cats straying.

Our Advice

If you are thinking of getting your cat neutered we advise they can be neutered any age from 5 months upwards.

Please make sure that the decision to neuter or not to neuter is the right one.

At the Ardmore Veterinary Group we aim to provide the highest standard of professional veterinary care. If you find any of the information displayed incorrect please do not hesitate to call us. We are here to listen and assist in any way we can.

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