Spaying and Neutering Cats
Cat spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure that removes the ovaries and uterus in order to sterilize a female cat. There are several health benefits of spaying a cat therefore it is recommended that all non-breeding female cats be spayed. First, spaying a cat eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine cancers. Breast cancer is the number one type of cancer diagnosed in un-spayed female cats and if your cat is spayed before her first heat cycle, there is a markedly reduced chance of developing breast cancer. With every subsequent heat cycle, the risk of developing breast cancer increased. The most obvious reason to spay your cat is to prevent unwanted pregnancies and kittens. Cats mature
very young and it is currently recommended
that most cats be spayed between
4 and 6 months of age.
Cat neutering is the common term used to
describe the surgical procedure that
removes the testicles in order to
sterilize a male cat.