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Cat Neutering and Spaying

Spaying and neutering is the single most important method of reducing pet overpopulation for our community and, in turn, greatly reduces the number of homeless pets in shelters. Spaying and neutering also have many health and behavioural benefits to your pet. As Bob Barker would say, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.”

What is spaying or neutering?

Spaying and neutering is the term used for surgically sterilizing your pet to ensure they cannot breed and reproduce. It may also help reduce the risks of unwanted behaviours such as spraying or marking and can help to extend your pets life expectancy.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

It is recommended to wait until your cat is approximately 6 months of age before having them spayed or neutered. If your cat is over 2 years of age, the procedure can be a bit riskier and IV fluid therapy may be required to help maintain your cat’s blood pressure. No matter what your cats age, we use all the updated monitoring equipment to ensure your pet’s safety throughout the procedure.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

Spaying is a term used to describe the surgical removal of either just the ovaries or both the ovaries and uterus of the female cat. Neutering is the term used to describe the surgical removal of the testicles of the male cat.

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