Cat Health & More
Monday February 2nd, 2015
If you haven’t heard it before, hear it now: spaying or neutering your cat is the best thing you can do for your pet’s health.
Spaying is the removal of a female cat’s ovaries and uterus; neutering is the removal of a male cat’s testicles. Spaying involves major surgery, and is performed via an incision made to the cat’s lower abdomen. Through this incision, the veterinarian gains access to the cat’s reproductive organs. Neutering consists of removing the testicles after making a small incision in the scrotum.
While these procedures may sound extreme, both surgeries are very routine and can be performed by a veterinarian on a cat that is as young as 8 weeks. Although most veterinarians prefer to perform the procedure on cats 5 months or older, this surgery is safe enough to perform on young kittens.
By having your female cat spayed, she gains the following health benefits:
Male cats also benefit health-wise from being neutered:
If you want to keep your cats healthy, spay and neuter them. It’s well worth both the cost and the effort.