Facts About Neutering
What is neutering?
It is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthetic and involves the removal of the reproductive organs. In female cats this is the removal of the entire reproductive tract (uterus and ovaries); in males the testicles are removed.
Is neutering dangerous for the cat?
Neutering is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by vets. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and the animals are usually fully recovered in a few days.
Why should cats be neutered?
Neutering helps to reduce the number of unwanted cats and kittens. It makes cats safer, healthier and happier. The male cats are less likely to wander or get into fights with other cats and so less likely to get bitten and infected with diseases such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) or the leukaemia virus (FeLV).
At what age should my cat be neutered?
A kitten should be neutered at or after it is five months old. This applies to both male and female kittens.
Should female cats have kittens before being neutered?
No. It is better for them not to have a litter before being neutered. A kitten should be neutered at the latest five months, this applies to both male and female kittens
Does neutering make cats fat?
No. Lack of exercise and overeating cause weight problems in cats.
Please neuter your cats to save them suffering