Spaying and neutering our feline friends is an important procedure, this should be done around 6 months of age. But don’t fret, this procedure will not alter your cat’s personality, just deter unwanted behaviours and diseases.
What is spaying or neutering?
Spaying and neutering are routine surgeries that will prevent our felines from reproducing and help prevent reproductive tract diseases such as Pyometra (infection of the uterus) in females and testicular cancer in males. Early spay and neuter will also help to avoid unwanted behaviours in males and females including urine marking, spraying and vocalization.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
At North Town Veterinary Hospital, we recommend spaying or neutering your pet around the age of six months. Final age recommendations should always be given to you from your doctor.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
Spaying, also known as an ovariohysterectomy, is the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus. This surgery requires recovery watch, an overnight stay at our clinic and includes IV fluids, recovery with overnight hospitalization, medication to go home with and a custom care collar. This also includes a complimentary re-check within two weeks of the surgery, if concerns arise from the surgery.
Neuter also known as an orchiectomy, this is a removal of both testicles. This is a day surgery and includes recovery watch, medication to go home with and a customer care collar. This also includes a complimentary re-check within two weeks of the surgery, if any concerns arise from the surgery.
During these surgeries, your feline friend will be monitored by a veterinary technician. This includes a blood pressure check, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen levels.