Spaying or neutering your cat at your local
veterinary clinic or veterinarian’s office is an important step in maintaining his
or her overall health and happiness. Veterinarians recommend that cats
be spayed or neutered because the procedures have a number of health,
behavioral, and societal benefits.
Spaying your female cat will significantly reduce her risks of developing
breast cancer. A cat that is spayed cannot develop ovarian cancer or uterine
cancer. A male cat that is neutered cannot develop testicular cancer.
Unneutered male cats also have an instinct to roam and socialize with
other cats, which can make your cat become aggressive and temperamental,
even if he is an indoor cat. This may encourage him to escape the house,
increasing his risk of getting into dangerous fights with other animals,
or contracting illnesses, diseases, or parasites.
Cats that are not
spayed or neutered have an intense desire to wander the neighborhood in search of other cats.
Female cats that are in heat will become temperamental, and cry incessantly.
This will attract stray or outdoor male cats to your home, and these cats
will urniate around your home in an attempt to get your female cat’s
attention. Male cats that aren’t neutered can act aggressive, and
may spray urine around the home to mark their territory.
In addition to getting the health benefits and behavioral benefits afforded
by spaying or neutering your cat, you will also make sure that your cat
isn’t capable of either impregnating another cat or becoming pregnant
itself. This helps to decrease the number of unwanted kittens, homeless
cats, and cats that end up being euthanized in animal shelters.
If you are in the general north Dallas area and have a cat that needs to
be spayed or neutered, schedule an appointment at
Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. Our skilled and experienced doctors have performed thousands of such
surgeries in our clinics. For more information or to make an appointment
for your pet, visit our website or call us today at (972) 239-1309 (north
Dallas) or (972) 529-5033 (McKinney/Frisco).