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What age should a male cat be neutered

The American Association of Feline Practitioners recommends that all male cats be neutered by the age of six months, unless the owner feels that the cat is not a "permanent feline housemate."

Do female cats need to be neutered?

A female cat can be neutered at any age, but the decision to have her spayed should be made only by a veterinarian.

How many cats should be neutered?

In the United States, there are more than 200 million cats and kittens, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners recommends that 80% of all cats be neutered.

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Cats are very expressive, and I’m convinced they have a sense of humor, but you’re going to have to learn an entirely new language to read your cat and communicate with him or her . He or she won’t interact with you in the same way a dog will. Cats primarily communicate with each other via body language, and though they will vocalize (sometimes A... Read more

So should you neuter your dog or not? You now may be more confused than ever. Neutering, in most cases, is an elective procedure, meaning that it is ultimately your choice. However, unfortunately, as seen, there is no easy answer to the decision. The fact that there are risks in neutering cannot be denied, however, the pet overpopulation problem cannot be ignored. Read more

What Is Spaying? Spaying a cat means surgically removing the reproductive organs (uterus and ovaries) from a queen cat — an intact, unspayed female cat — via an incision in the abdomen. The medical term for this procedure is a complete ovariohysterectomy. You may see it abbreviated as OVH when looking at your cat’s medical records. The term “spaying” is applied to female animals only, but occasionally the term “neutering” is used to describe the sterilization of either a male or female cat. Read more

Any female cat who has experienced heats without becoming pregnant is at risk for pyometra, regardless of her age. Don’t forget about cancer! Neutering reduces the incidence of prostate cancer in males, eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer in females, and greatly reduces the likeliness of breast cancer in females. Read more

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