WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU GET YOUR CAT SPAYED OR NEUTERED
Spaying or neutering is a procedure to remove a cat’s ability to reproduce. For male cats, the term neuter is used, which is the surgical removal of the testicles. On the other hand, female cats are spayed, which involves the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. This procedure is very important for checking the population growth and health of your cat. Generally, spaying and neutering make cats become calmer and more playful. It is a very simple and almost painless procedure and your cat is expected to fully recover in a few days.
WHEN TO SPAY YOUR CAT
There is a common misconception that a cat has to go into heat before being spayed. Both male and female cats should be neutered and spayed by six months of age.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A SPAYED OR NEUTERED CAT
Spaying prevents cats from becoming injured or lost in search of a mate. During heat periods, male cats detect a female from great distances. It is a time where both males and females are most likely to fight with other cats. However, if they have been neutered, you shouldn’t expect this violence that could lead to serious injuries. Unwanted pregnancies and litters are prevented when a female cat is neutered. This brings about cats population control, especially when your cat is a cross-breed.
More so, when a cat is spayed or neutered, their behavior changes as well. Male cats will have less urge to fight and wander other territories. They will no longer have the urge to use their urine to mark their territory. Also, they will be less aggressive.
The main change in female felines is the removal of the heat cycle. Naturally, the heat cycle makes female cats more aggressive and very noisy. There are other acts exhibited by felines during this period, including rolling around the floor. However, these behaviors stop when they are spayed.
SPAYING CAN PREVENT HARMFUL CONDITIONS
Spaying your female cat makes them unsusceptible to a uterine infection e.g. pyometra. Pyometra is considered a serious condition that can be life-threatening if not detected and treated in time. The best way to prevent this deadly ailment is to spay your female cat.
Another thing to expect from a spayed or neutered cat is the reduction in your pet’s risk of cancer as it gets older. Although, there are cancer treatments for cats; yet, they are quite expensive and sometimes not guaranteed. Spaying or neutering your cat will greatly reduce the risk of infection of not only cancer but other diseases.
WORLD SPAY DAY
If you are on a limited budget check out the local humane society for discounts. Here’s a link to search in your local area Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs . It is an inexpensive procedure compared to the consequences of having your cat un-neutered. I hope that this article enlightens you on what to expect after cat neutering. It is a common procedure practiced by many cat owners today. The benefits supersede the downsides, be informed today and spay/neuter your cat. Neutering is important to protect the next generation of cats from suffering, pain, and even death.
The more you know! Spay or Neuter your cat to prevent unwanted pregnancies and costly vet bills.
Have a pawsome day,