Cat Spay and Neuter, Cat Spay and Neuter.
Cats must be neutered (male) or spayed (female) by five months
of age. cats are usually already sterilization Reason: There are
already too many unwanted cats killed in the wild each year. A female
cat can become pregnant as early as five months of age. Spaying
and neutering will prevent homeless kittens and will help your cat
live a longer, healthier life. Neutered and spayed animals are less
prone to cancers.
You can avoid unwanted problems for your fluffy, furry friend when
you spay or neuter your cat. There are surplus amounts of cats and
kittens living in alleyways and wandering the streets, unhealthy,
unclean and mean- all because an owner was not responsible and did
not spay or neuter their cat. It is not necessary to wait until your
cat matures in order to spay or neuter them. In fact, there are misconceptions
about waiting to spay or neuter. A female cat does not need to have
a litter of kittens or go into heat before being spayed. Both female
and male cats should be spayed and neutered by six months of age.
Both sexes undergo a surgical procedure to permanently remove the
sex organs. In females, the spay or ovariohysterectomy is the removal
of the uterus and ovaries and in males, a neuter is the removal of
Of course, unwanted litters and difficult pregnancies in older
cats are completely prevented if you spay your female cat early.
In addition to all these health benefits, you will not have to listen
to the awful, disturbing sound of a female cat in heat, slinking
around the house with her tail in the air! Neither male nor female
cats will gain weight after being spayed or neutered. Some veterinarians
suggest early spay or neuter. This term refers to cats being altered
at a very young age, between 6 and 14 weeks. This procedure has
been in practice for 25 years in North America and is a safe operation
for your kitten to undergo. Studies have shown that early spay and
neuter does not affect the behavior of your cat in any way differently
than spaying or neutering at six months.
What it provides is the absolute assurance that your cat will
not breed unwanted litters. Humane societies all over the world
are overrun with unwanted cats and other animals. It is imperative
that a responsible owner take his or her part in helping to control
the population of unwanted pets and reducing the stress on the Humane
Society in your area from placing these animals in friendly, loving
homes. Many pets are euthanized when the shelter cannot find a home
for them. If you want to breed your cat, discuss birth control options
with your veterinarian. Every 4 seconds, an animal is killed by
euthanasia because no one wants him or her. Please, we urge you—spay
or neuter your pet, or offer to have a friend or neighbor's pet
spayed or neutered. It is one way of ensuring that you and your
pet live happy, long lives together—and it will save thousands upon
thousands of lives.
Some people delay spay/neuter for their pet because they've heard
the animal must be six months or older. Although many older veterinarians
were taught that, a number of studies show that cats and dogs as
young as eight weeks have no problems later in life due to early-
age spay/neuter. Plus, young kittens bounce back faster from the
procedures than older kittens or cats. The American Veterinary Medical
Association (AVMA) endorses early-age spay and neuter.