Neutering offers many benefits to your cats health, but most importantly prevents pregnancy resulting in a litter of unplanned kittens.
There is a widely held mistaken belief that a cat should have a litter of kittens before she is spayed. Many people believe that it's unfair to deny a cat the right to motherhood, but this is untrue. There are no benefits in letting your cat have a litter of kittens before being spayed.
When to Neuter?
The RSPCA recommends you neuter your felines as young as possible as cats can become pregnant at five months and then can get pregnant again almost immediately after.
When your girl cat is about four months old, she will start to attract the attention of tomcats who will want to have sex with her. This is why it’s important to have her spayed before she is four months old to protect her from getting pregnant while she is still a kitten herself.
What’s involved in the operation?
Your cat will need to be dropped off at the vets, and picked up again later that same day.
The operation is very simple. He or she will be given an anaesthetic. Once they are back at home, they will need to stay in for a short time - your vet will advise - but they will soon be fit and well again.
How much will it cost?
The cost of neutering varies from vet to vet so you will need to obtain pricing directly.
If you receive benefits you may be able to get some help with the cost of having your cat spayed. Contact us to find out more, Tel 01908 611179.
Other charities, such as Cats Protection may also be able to help.