Benefits to spaying and neutering

Spaying or neutering is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your own pet and the community cats. These routine medical procedures not only help control pet overpopulation, but they may also prevent medical and behavioural problems from developing, allowing cats to lead a longer, healthier and happier life.

The benefits:

  • Population control – prevents unwanted births, which helps reduce overpopulation in shelters and on the streets.
  • Neutered cats have a greater life expectancy than entire cats.
  • Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.
  • Females are not physically drained by having up to three
    litters a year for life.
  • Risks of tumours or infections of the reproductive
    organs and mammary glands are decreased.
  • Males are less territorial therefore there is less fighting
    resulting in fewer injuries, less transmission of diseases
    such as FIV and less noise to annoy people.
  • Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.
  • The urine of castrated toms smells less and they spray
    less. You don’t want your pet cat spraying in your house and this also makes colony cats more tolerable to local
    residents.
  • In community cats, the social structure of a colony becomes more stable.
  • Neutered cats are more content and wander less and
    tend to stay at feeding sites for longer. Less likelihood of them being run over or straying into another unneutered males territory and causing a fight.
  •  It is humane and cost-effective.

Millions of unwanted animals end up in shelters or on the streets each year, only a lucky few are adopted; the rest are either euthanized or die from trauma, exposure, starvation or disease. By spaying or neutering your cat, you do your part to prevent this tragedy, by spaying or neutering the community cats you make a massive difference to their life plus help control the overpopulation.

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