Neutering & Spaying
There are a number of different reasons to neuter [males] or spay [females] your cat. Both are surgical procedures which will prevent your cat from reproducing.
Benefits of Neutering / Spaying
- Increase your pets chances for a longer, healthier life
- In females, it reduces their chances of developing mammary cancer and removes the risk of uterine and ovarian infections
- In males, it removes the risk of testicular cancer and may prevent prostate related illness.
- Will prevent your cat from roaming
Will it hurt?
Both neutering and spaying procedures are carried out under general anesthetic, and is normally painless, straightforward and low risk. Your cat may experience some discomfort for a short time during recovery. Your vet is best positioned to answer any specific questions you may have.
When to Neuter / Spay?
It is widely recommended having your cat neutered (males) or spayed (females) between five to six months.