What is neutering?
When a cat is neutered or castrated the testicles are removed under a general anaesthetic. A small incision is made into the cat’s scrotum revealing the testes. These are pulled free clamped and the blood vessel is tied off.
Please follow this link if you would like to see this procedure.
As this is not an invasive surgery no stitching is required.
The only good reason not to neuter your male cat is if it is a highly prized pedigree that you wish to breed with.
Benefits of neutering:
Behavioural – Many of the problems that arise with unneutered male cats are driven by the hormone testosterone. Fighting, territory marking, roaming and mating are all part of a wild cat’s normal habits but unfortunately in our over populated urban areas these behaviours become both problematic and dangerous for your cat. Don’t be fooled into thinking that owning an ‘indoor’ cat will change any of your cat’s inherent instincts!
Fighting – your unneutered young male cat will be driven to fight with other cats in an attempt to stake his claim on territory in his environment. Lacerations and abscesses will be common and the chances of him being exposed to, contracting and spreading diseases such as FIV and FeLV are much greater.
Follow this link to read more about these diseases.
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