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Why you should have your cat spayed or neutered?

October 16, 2015 / Cat's Meow / Leave a comment

The Cat Clinic team knows that caring for you cat is a great responsibility and one that frequently requires making decisions to benefit their health and well-being.  One of the best decisions you can make as a cat owner is to have your cat spayed or neutered.  There are many benefits to having the surgery performed for both your family and your pet.

One of the biggest benefits to having your cat spayed or neutered is to help control the cat population.  Millions of cats are euthanized each year as there are not enough loving homes willing to adopt the homeless animals.

Sterilizing your young cat will also help with behavioural issues and make your experience as a pet owner a more pleasant one.  

Male cats that are left intact tend to be overly aggressive with an uncontrollable need to roam, mark their territory and seek out females in heat.  You may have issues with an indoor male cat destroying screen doors in attempt to escape or spraying inside your home.  Outdoor male cats that haven’t been neutered will often fight other cats in order to mate and increase their risk of being injured or contracting diseases. 

Female cats that haven’t been spayed suffer the stress of their hormones as both their heat cycles and pregnancy take an enormous toll on their bodies.  As the owner of a female cat that hasn’t been spayed you will deal with vocalizing, attempts to escape and mate as well as unwanted attention from male cats that may fight in your backyard or spray the outside of your home. 


Having your cat spayed or neutered at a young age also helps lower their risk of certain types of cancers.  

The Cat Clinic is a certified feline friendly practice dedicated to provide your cat with a comfortable experience while completing the surgery.  A fully trained surgical staff will ensure your cat is healthy prior to, during and after surgery.  The Cat Clinic uses electronic monitoring equipment, advanced sterilization techniques and heated cushioned surgical positioning for the safest and most comfortable experience for your pet.

 

For more information on having your cat spayed or neutered please feel free to contact us at 905-387-4151.

 

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