All pets not intended for breeding should be surgically spayed/neutered for several important reasons. In addition to improved health and behavior resulting from this surgery, you will be doing your part to reduce the numbers of unwanted pets.
|Females: Spaying – Ovariohysterectomy||Males: Neutering – Castration|
|Prevents signs of estrus (heat)||Reduced prostatic disease|
|Prevents blood stains on carpet from heat cycle||Testicular disease is eliminated|
|Decreases chance of mammary tumors||Decreases desire to roam|
|Eliminates chance of cystic ovaries||Diminishes odor of tom cat urine|
|Eliminates chance of uterine infection||Decreases aggression|
|Prevents mammary development (if done early)||Reduces spraying and marking|
|No unwanted pregnancies or offspring||Eliminates undesirable sexual behavior|
- Your pet will not become obese because of this surgery. Diet, exercise and heredity have much more influence on the weight and attitude of your pet.
- Surgery is recommended by the time your pet is six months old, but it can be done at any age.
- Surgery is performed painlessly while your pet is under general anesthesia. Surgical risk is minimal. Most pets go home the same day. Post-surgical pain is managed with medication.
Travel to the Veterinarian
If you have an anxious kitty or had one in the past and would like to avoid dreadful trips to the veterinarian please see this video created by the CATalyst Council at http://catalystcouncil.org/ .