Cat spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical
procedure that removes the ovaries and uterus in order to sterilize
a female cat. There are several health benefits of spaying a cat
therefore it is recommended that all non-breeding female cats be
spayed. First, spaying a cat eliminates the risk of ovarian and
uterine cancers. Breast cancer is the number one type of cancer
diagnosed in un-spayed female cats and if your cat is spayed before
her first heat cycle, there is a markedly reduced chance of
developing breast cancer. With every subsequent heat cycle, the
risk of developing breast cancer increased. The most obvious reason
to spay your cat is to prevent unwanted pregnancies and kittens.
very young and it is currently recommended
that most cats be spayed between
4 and 6 months of age.
Cat neutering is the common term used to
describe the surgical procedure that
removes the testicles in order to
sterilize a male cat.