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What age can girl cats be neutered

Cats can be neutered at any age. The chances of complications and ability to have kittens later in life will decrease with age.

What is the reason for neutering cats?

The neutering of cats prevents overpopulation and will decrease the incidence of unwanted kittens being born. Neutering also prevents the development of unwanted behaviour such as spraying, marking territory and roaming.

What does neutering involve?

The neutering of cats involves the removal of the testicles and the scrotum. The testicles are removed by making a cut in the scrotum with a scalpel. The testicles are then removed and the incisions are stitched back up. The scrotum is then sutured closed. The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes.

What are the benefits of neutering cats?

The benefits of neutering cats include:

Lower risk of cancer in cats.

Reduced risk of mammary tumours and pyometra (uterine inflammation).

Reduced risk of testicular tumours.

Reduced risk of prostate disease.

Reduced risk of osteoarthritis.

Reduced risk of skin and coat diseases.

Reduced risk of behavioural problems.

Reduced risk of urinary incontinence.

Reduced risk of pyometra in females.

Reduced risk of cystitis in both male and female cats.

Reduced risk of mammary tumours.

What are the risks of neutering cats?

The risks of neutering cats include:

Anesthetic risks.

Pain and discomfort.

Bruising.

Loss of libido.

Inability to breed.

Inability to have kittens.

What is a 'happy ending'?

A 'happy ending' is a sterilized cat that has been neutered during a procedure where the cat is asleep.

When should my cat be neutered?

How often should my cat be neutered?

Cats should be neutered at least once.

How long is the recovery time after neutering?

The recovery time after neutering your cat is approximately 24 hours.

Can I have my cat neutered if I change my mind?

Cats should not be neutered if you change your mind. However, if your cat is already neutered and you change your mind, there is no need to neuter your cat again.

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