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Responsible Cat Owners Neuter Or Spay Their Cats

If you do not plan on becoming a cat breeder, you should neuter or spay your pet cats as early as possible. Neutering or spaying refers to the surgical sterilization of an animal. Neutering or spaying ensures that your pet cat cannot reproduce. Your pet cat can safely be neutered or spayed when it is 6 weeks old. It is best to have the surgery done before your pet cat reaches sexual maturity. Female cats should be spayed before going into their first heat. You do not need to wait till your pet cat go into heat. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that your female cat can get pregnant.

The Benefits of Neutering or Spaying Your Cats

It is irresponsible for a cat owner not to have their pet cat neutered or spayed. It has been estimated that a single unspayed female cat and her offsprings can produce 73,000 kittens within six years. In many countries, thousands of perfectly healthy cats are put to sleep daily because there are just not enough homes for all of them. We all have a responsibility to these unnecessary euthanisation of cats. Even if your pet cat has a litter and you find homes for all of the kittens, each of those pet kittens takes a potential home away from other homeless cats waiting in an animal shelter. It is not just to prevent your cat from breeding, cats that are neutered or spayed live healthier lives. They have lesser risk of the reproductive system.

The Benefits of Spaying Female Cats

For a start, you also do not have to listen to the sounds of your female cat in heat or get unwelcome visit from male cats.

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancy and the associated complications arising from pregnancy and delivery
  • Reduces the risk of disease in the reproductive system.
  • Eliminates sexual discomfort, distress, or distraction for your cat. This makes your pet cat happier and more content.
  • Reduces the urge to roam. This makes it less likely that you will lose your pet cat. It also reduces the risk of contracting a disease, get in a cat fight, eating poisonous plants, getting involved in an traffic accident as a result of street roaming

The Benefits of Neutering Male Cats

Other than those listed above for the reduced urge to roam the street, neutering a cat reduces the urge to fight other cats

  • It also eliminates testicular tumors and reduces prostate gland problems.
  • neutering stops or reduces marking behavior.
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