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What age should you spay your cat

This is always a question that we get asked and one that is, of course, a difficult one to answer. It all depends on the type of animal you have, the type of surgery that is involved and the reason why your pet needs to be spayed or neutered.

For example, should a mature female cat be spayed? Yes, if she’s in season or if her heat cycle has been linked to behavior problems such as “neutering aggression.” However, if she’s intact, she will go through a heat cycle of her own and will not be a problem.

There are a selection of reasons why a cat should be spayed. One is that it helps reduce the risk of pyometra, an infection of the uterus and other reproductive organs.

Numerous problems can occur from this type of infection. It can be life threatening if left untreated and can lead to death if it is not treated and the pet is not spayed.

Another common reason to spay a cat is to prevent mammary tumors, another type of reproductive tract infection that can be quite deadly.

If you’re concerned about your cat’s health, it’s a good idea to have her spayed.

On the other hand, if your cat is not healthy, has a known medical condition that requires immediate treatment, or is a young kitten, the decision is obviously a little different. Decisions like this must be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions or concerns about the spaying or neutering of your cat or any other type of pet, you should contact your veterinarian.

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