The importance of Spaying Cats

Information regarding spaying cats

Spaying cats is the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. We recommend that female cats be spayed at 5 – 6 months of age. If your cat has recently had kittens, we can spay it as soon as the kittens have been weaned.

With female cats once they are sexually mature, they are triggered to come into season. This period normally lasts from March to September for outdoor cats, indoor cats, which are exposed to artificial light, can be in heat all year round.

During this period, you may experience a change in behaviour mood changes. They can also make strange sounding noises as if they were in pain, which can go on through the night.

The desire to roam looking for a mate, increases the chances of road traffic accidents. Un-spayed females are also at risk of contacting sexually transmitted diseases. Feline leukaemia and feline aids, which are very common amongst un-spayed cats, unfortunately these are fatal diseases.

Spayed cats have fewer medical issues, live longer on average and make loving and rewarding pets, whilst keeping the pet overpopulation down.

Spaying cats – why it is important

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Mammary Tumours (breast cancer)
  • Infections in the uterus (pyometra)
  • False pregnancies
  • Complications of pregnancies
  • Infectious diseases caught by fight wounds or sex
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Fight injuries
  • Prevention of un-wanted kittens