Its a subject that can cause a bit of debate.
Yes there are risks, which no surgery or anaesthetic is without.
But there are benefits. Substantial ones.
Its your pet. So the decision is up to you. But lets face it, we want you to neuter your cat, to prevent unwanted litters, reduce the stray population, spread of disease….
Its our job is to provide the evidence for you to make the choice, so if this is relevant to you, read on.
Lets start with CATS
Unlike dogs, most cats have a free reign – this can stretch to up to two miles from where they live. And we all know of a happy cat that has a second home (and extra food).
So that means that they can come into contact with lots of other cats. Which puts them at increased risk of accidents and meeting other cats carrying infectious diseases.
Did you know that…
one cat can produce 15-20 kittens every year?
Neutering your cat reduces:
- arguments – neutered cats are less territorial, they fight less, which helps reduce the risk of infectious disease like leukaemia (FELV) and AIDS (saliva /blood spread), abscesses (from bites/scratches – very common)
- spraying – making your home cleaner (have you smelled tomcat urine?)
- tumours – mammary, cervical, ovarian tumours, and womb infection
- babies – rescue centres are full, the stray cat population is a huge problem for cats, humans and wildlife
- heat – showing, calling, keeping you awake at night – less stress – cats experiencing frequent heat cycles can experience depression, anorexia…
- kisses – neutered cats are generally more docile, calmer and affectionate
- cat safety – less roaming, car accidents, risk of disease, or being stolen
There are many more reasons why neutering is a good idea, but we think you probably get what we’re trying to say.
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Neutering is good for your cat, for you, and the whole stray population
Please neuter your cat