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2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
Many owners opt for spaying their cat (also called castration or orchiectomy in the case of the male), but far fewer know all the benefits or know for sure when to proceed with this decision. So let's see when and why to proceed with the sterilization of the male cat.
L' operation sterilization of the male cat is much simpler than that concerning the female cat, and does not cause any physical or psychological damage to the animal: the goal is only to deprive it of the hormones that influence the onset of sexual desire. The veterinarian will provide you in advance not only with information on what will happen on the operating table but also with indications on pre- and post-operative care, instructions that you will have to follow to the letter. Among these, for example, there is a ban on letting cats eat and drink several hours before surgery.
When to sterilize
Your veterinarian will also evaluate the optimal age to schedule the operation but in general for sterilization it is advisable to wait until the cat's testicles have completely descended, which tends to happen with first 6 months from life onwards.
THE benefits of neutering a male cat are similar but not identical to those we find in the case of neutering a female cat. Let's examine them carefully.
Reduce aggressive or dangerous behavior
After castration the male cat will be calmer and having lost all interest in mating, he will no longer want to go around exploring the outside world in search of a mate, thus avoiding getting involved in noisy and dangerous fights with other males.
Precisely due to its less contact with foreign cats, in particular other males to fight with, the neutered cat will be less exposed to the risk of contracting illnesses such as IVF, FeLV or FIP.
Avoid unwanted pregnancies and strays
A single uncastrated cat is enough to get several bitches pregnant in the same area, so neutering is a much more effective method than female neutering in reducing the risk of unwanted kittens being born.
Keep a cleaner home
Cats spray their urine on many vertical surfaces, even in our home, to mark their territory. The pungent smell has the function of alerting the other males in the area that the surrounding area has already been claimed by someone, and communicates to the females that that someone is waiting for a mate for mating. Having an unsterilized male cat at home can therefore create many problems, while sterilizing him reduces the instinct to urinate everywhere, and if he does, the smell will be less penetrating.
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