Information regarding the castration of cats
Castration is the surgical removal of the testicles, otherwise referred to as “neutering”.
Cats are generally castrated at 5 – 6 months of age; the primary reason is to prevent unwanted kittens being produced.
Male cats can wander quite far from home seeking out female cats in heat. The cats wandering can increase the dangers of road accidents, lead to fighting with other cats, cat bite abscesses and the transferring of fatal infectious diseases. It is statistically proven that male cats which have been castrated have a lower incidence of feline aids and leukaemia, as the primary route of transfer from cat biting, something cats tend to do a lot of during fights.
Male cats, which have not been castrated, livings in urban environments have a lower life expectancy.