In addition to controlling the overpopulation of cats, spaying/neutering your pet is a responsible choice that also has many health and behaviour-related benefits.
What is spaying or neutering?
Spaying and neutering is the process of removing the reproductive organs, testicles in males and ovaries and uterus in females.
Spaying a female cat involves the removal of almost the entire reproductive tract including the ovaries and the uterus [“ovario-” (ovaries), “-hyster-” (uterus), “-ectomy” (removal)]. A cat spay is a major abdominal surgery, hopefully, the most major your cat will ever need. Although a major surgery, it is one of the surgeries veterinarians perform often.
Neutering involves complete removal of the male testicles. This surgical procedure has few risks and a quick recovery.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Our veterinarians can help you determine the best time to neuter or spay your pet. Six months of age is the most often recommended.