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Female feline desexing
Spaying a female cat is an excellent step to help your young lady grow into a loving, well adapted household citizen. However at Paws and More we understand that making the decision to desex or spay your female kitten can be a scary one so we have put together some information to help you gain some understanding into both the procedure and the benefits for desexing your kitten.
Male Cat desexing
Castrating a male is equally as important as spaying a female to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Neutering reduces the aggressive impulses of males. Unneutered males tend to mark their territory with urine, roam long distances looking for females in season and are more likely to be injured from fighting other tom cats.
Fighting males are much more likely to spread diseases to other cats and they are also likely to suffer from fight injuries such as abscesses. Cats that roam will wander from home, may not return and are at a greater risk of getting hit by cars. Male cats are less aggressive after being de-sexed and less likely to spray pungent urine in the house.
Why You Should Consider Desexing?
- No heat behavior. During the heat cycle there are numerous behavior problems that may develop. Females will actively search out male cats, putting them in the danger of traffic and fights with other animals. In addition, unspayed females may spray urine when they are heat.
- Decreased risk of cancers. Mammary cancer is the third most common cancer in cats. Cats who have been spayed have a 40-60% lower risk of developing mammary cancer. Tumors also occur in the uterus and ovaries which are eliminated in speyed cats.
- Decreased risks of infections. Unspayed cats may develop a severe uterine disease called pyometra. With this disorder, bacteria enter the uterus and it becomes filled with pus. Undetected, this condition is almost always fatal.
- Population control. Many cats are euthanized because they are unwanted. Preventing unwanted litters of kittens is part of responsible pet ownership