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Neutering your cat

Our team of experienced veterinarians provide compassionate care and expert guidance throughout your cat's neutering journey. 

Explore this page to learn about the procedure, its positive impacts on behavior, and the various health advantages it offers.

What are the benefits to neutering my cat?

Male cats

  • Prevention of testicular cancer: Neutering eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, a common health issue in unneutered male cats.

  • Reduction in roaming behavior: Neutered male cats are less likely to roam in search of mates, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, or getting lost.

  • Decreased aggression: Neutering can help reduce aggression towards other cats, minimizing territorial disputes and fighting.

  • Marking prevention: Neutered male cats are less likely to spray urine to mark their territory, helping to maintain a cleaner and odour-free environment.

  • Behavioural improvements: Neutering can lead to a calmer demeanour and a reduction in certain aggressive or sexually driven behaviours.

Female cats

  • Prevention of uterine infections: Spaying eliminates the risk of potentially life-threatening uterine infections, such as pyometra.

  • Elimination of heat cycles: Spaying eliminates the behavioral and physical changes associated with a female cat's heat cycle, such as yowling, restlessness, and attracting male cats.

  • Reduced risk of mammary tumors: Spaying before the first heat significantly reduces the risk of mammary tumors, which can be cancerous in cats.

  • Prevention of unwanted litters: Spaying ensures that your female cat cannot become pregnant, helping to control the cat population and prevent the challenges associated with caring for and finding homes for kittens.

  • Behavioural improvements: Spaying can lead to a calmer demeanour and a reduction in certain territorial and mating-related behaviours.

Is it safe?

It is a simple, quick and low-risk procedure. Most animals will be in and out of the clinic on the same day. However, as with any surgery, there are risks associated such as infection, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, or complications during the recovery period. We will discuss these with you beforehand and help to minimise the risks. 

How long is the recovery period after neutering?

Recovery time can vary, but cats generally require a few days to a couple of weeks to heal fully.

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