Why should I neuter my cat?
Spaying your female cat will prevent unwanted pregnancies. One unneutered female cat can have as many as 20,000 descendants and cats will breed with their siblings and parents. There is no benefit for your cat to have a season or litter prior to neutering. We recommend spaying your cat when she reaches 2kg, which is usually between 4 and 6 months of age.
Entire (not castrated) male cats are more likely to roam and fight. Roaming increases the chances of your cat having a Road Traffic Accident and fighting puts your cat at risk of contracting several fatal diseases, including the feline AIDs virus. Castrating your cat will also help to prevent him from scent marking by spraying foulsmelling urine in your house. We recommend castrating your cat when he reaches 2kg, which is usually between 4 and 6 months of age.
What does neutering my cat involve?
Neutering your cat is a surgical procedure that can be carried out at any of our branches. Your pet will have a full health check by a veterinary surgeon before having an anaesthetic. They will be closely monitored throughout and after the procedure and will be given plenty of pain relief. They will usually be able to come home on the same day as the procedure and female cats will require rest for about 7 days. Male cats should stay inside for 48 hours. We recommend post-operative checks on days 3 and 10 following surgery for female cats.
Please do not allow your cats outside until they have been neutered. This will prevent them from contributing to the feral cat population which is at crisis point in our area.
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