These safe routine surgeries do more than just help reduce the ongoing tragedy of unwanted cats in shelters, they can also extend and improve your quality of life!
The fact is that there are too many cats and not enough homes. Three quarters of kittens born outside die before the end of their first year of life.
Many Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Cat
Some owners feel that if their cat is permanently indoors, spaying or neutering is not necessary. While overpopulation isn’t the only reason to spay or neuter your cat, it certainly is a good one. There are health concerns, behavioral improvements, and in the long run, you’ll save money and your cat will have a happier life.
- Neutering decreases aggressive behavior – Cats don’t have the drive to mark and protect their territories and are less likely to spray or get into cat fights.
- Neutering your male cat prevents testicular cancer if done early enough.
- Spayed female cats won’t go into heat
- Neutered male cats will be better behaved – spending time with family members rather than spraying urine all over the home. They may also be better behaved in a multi-cat household.
- Saves you money – Your male cat will be less likely to get into fights and therefore less likely to need further medical attention. Female cats that are spayed cannot get uterine cancers and are less likely to get mammary cancer and are less likely to get urinary tract infections. Great health protection for the cat, and cheaper for their human.
Spay & Neuter Surgery
Concerned about any risks associated with spaying or neutering? The surgery is actually very low risk.
For male cats, we remove the testicles by way of an incision in the scrotum. No sutures are required and post-op care involves monitoring to make sure the healing incision stays clean and dry. Your cat will go home the morning after having had the surgery.
For female cats, we shave their tummy, then remove the uterus, and the ovaries through an incision. Sutures will dissolve on there own as your cat heals.
Our veterinary team will take precautions to ensure that your cat receives a safe anesthetic and we always do a physical exam and recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork be done before surgery. A registered animal health technologist will monitor your cat during surgery and provide pain medication during recovery.