Benefits to Spaying & Neutering Your Cat
Every year millions of healthy, adorable and lovable cats and kittens are euthanized in our country simply because the number of cats greatly exceeds the number of available homes to adopt them. While many pet owners claim that they have no trouble giving away their kittens, they fail to realize that their babies are taking homes away from thousands of other unwanted kittens.
Early spaying/neutering reduces the risk of serious health conditions such as ovarian and uterine tumors. During a cat’s first heat there are said to be estrogens released that contribute to future tumor growth in which 90% are malignant. It is for this reason you should have your cat spayed before she has her first heat. The spaying and neutering procedures are simple and quick in fact many cats are better the very next day.
When your cat is in heat this can also wreak havoc for you and even your neighbors. During this period, the cat may cry continuously and loudly attracting male cats. A cat in heat can last up to 21 days long and occur more than 3 times yearly. Doesn’t sound very pleasant does it, for you or your cat?
When your cat is neutered/spayed, it will also eliminate urine marking which has a very unpleasant odor that is hard to get out of your carpet and furniture!
Spayed and neutered cats are likely to be more docile, healthy pets with a longer life expectancy than those that are not spayed or neutered.
For the love of your cat get him/her fixed and when doing so you will also save the life of another cute kitty in need of a loving home!
Indulge Your Pet supports neutering and spaying for the health of your cat