Spaying and neutering at the appropriate age is a big part of being a responsible pet owner. It helps with keeping overpopulation at a minimum as shelters are almost always overflowing with cats. Spaying and neutering early enough can help prevent some medical issues such as infections in the uterus and certain cancers. These problems can be quite severe. It can also help discourage unwanted behaviours such as spraying, fighting and excessive vocalizing.
What is spaying or neutering?
Spaying is the term for female cats and is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. Neuter is the term for male cats and is the surgical removal of the testicles. Both of these procedures are routinely done at our clinic.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Six months old is the recommended age to spay or neuter your cat because it is usually before their first heat cycle. Spaying/neutering decreases specific health issues such as mammary tumours for females and testicular cancer for males. It also reduces the chance of developing unwanted behaviours. If you have any questions about either procedure, you can call our clinic. Our staff members can help answer any questions you have.