Cat Neutering and Spaying
Spaying or neutering your dog is a very common procedure to help reduce pet overpopulation, prevent certain diseases that can develop from them keeping their sex organs and can aid in controlling certain behaviour problems. As part of an overall health program, we will discuss with you the right time to spay/neuter your pet as well as the further benefits and risks that are involved.
What is spaying or neutering?
Spaying or neutering removes the sex organs that are in a large part responsible for hormone levels in your pet. This can help control numerous behaviour problems. Additionally, their metabolism will drop after the surgery, so it is important to reduce their feeding amount to avoid gaining weight.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
The age at which we recommend your cat should be spayed or neutered is 6 months of age at the earliest. Doing the procedure early has a higher risk for developmental bone problems.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
Your cat will need to fast overnight and brought to the clinic at 8 am on the scheduled day of surgery. Males will have a small incision made in the scrotum and are typically sent home the same day. Females will have an open abdominal incision and typically are kept overnight at the hospital.