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What age do you spay a cat

We recommend spaying your cat at six months of age or when they reach puberty (this is determined by their body size and other factors).

How does a spay surgery work?

A spay procedure takes about 10-15 minutes to perform.

The vet will numb your pet’s body and then make a small incision.

The vet will remove your pet’s uterus and ovaries.

The vet will take out the tubes that carry the eggs from the ovaries.

What are the risks of spaying a cat?

The chance of your cat having a complication is very small.

These risks are as follows:

Urinary incontinence (the cat may leak urine when she gets excited or if she has an obstruction in their urethra).

Injury at the incision – the cat may have a blood clot or infection at the incision site.

Aside from these risks, there is an almost 1% risk of death in a spay surgery.

What are the risks of neutering a cat?

The risk of complications associated with neutering is also very low.

Any complications that may occur during the surgery – infections, blood clots, or tears in the genital area.

Aside from these risks, there is an almost 1% risk of death in a neutering surgery.

What are the risks of letting a cat go through puberty?

The risk of a cat having a bad reaction to puberty is very small.

Injuries at the incision site – The cat may have a blood clot or infection at the incision site. Aside from these risks, there is an almost 1% risk of death in a spaying/neutering surgery.

Aside from these risks, there is an almost 1% risk of death in a spaying/neutering surgery. Self mutilation – the cat may bite herself because they are in pain.

Aside from these risks, there is an almost 1% risk of death in a spaying/neutering surgery.

How can I tell if my cat is in heat?

Some cats are obvious when they are in heat, but the most obvious signs are:

They have a very strong desire to have sex.

They have a very strong desire to be with a male.

What happens during a heat cycle?

When a cat is in heat, they will want to have sex at least twice a day.

They will want to be with a male almost all the time.

They will want to have sex over and over again.

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