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    All You Need To Know About Neutering Cats

    on Mon 06 Apr 2020
    All you need to know about neutering cats
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    All You Need To Know About Neutering Cats

    If you happen to have a kitten, it’s highly likely that you often talk to them and

    treat them as the only social circle you need. Your intimate chat sessions with them

    or when they curl into your sleeping arms or just laying a hand on their fuzzy fur

    coat is all it takes to make a horrible day seem better.

    But there are other things you need to know about your little cat than just their

    ability to make you feel at home instantly because just like children, they too need

    right attention at the right time. And one of the most important parts of petting a cat is

    neutering them at the right time.


    While dogs attain sexual maturity anytime between 6-12 months of age (both

    males and females), cats have a faster process. Sexual maturity in cats come

    around 4 months of age, also varying upon the breed, birth and individual

    developments. Neutering is a common practice that Kitten owners often opt for

    when they don’t wish to have more kittens or control the cat’s behavioral changes

    and also the risk of diseases in our little friends.


    Before getting into knowing the key watch outs for Neutering, one should know

    that it’s done to male cats to get their testicles removed and in females, for the

    removal of ovaries and uterus. While in the former, castration is carried out, for the

    ladies, it’s a process called Spraying that does the job.


    Here’s looking at the ‘how to go about the Neutering of your feline’:


    1. Are they really ready for it ?

    While 4-6 months is a usual sexual maturity attainment age for cats, it’s not

    the rigid criteria as well. Let your kitty show the signs of the same before

    you act. And if you really don’t want to be caught off guard, contact your

    Vet around 4 months to understand the body changes in your catty better.


    2. What to expect before Neutering?

    The process of sterilizing the cat is done with utmost precision by Vets and

    is not something you should really fret about. The doctor would advise you

    certain things like withholding the eating for the kitten a night before getting

    operated and what to do post it.


    The process is performed under anesthesia hence not a ruckus from the pet’s

    end too.


    3. Life post Neutering

    Cat neutering is a smooth surgical process and doesn’t usually take very

    long. However, if you have a female cat, your Vet might also keep her under

    observation for the night and it’s absolutely normal since Spraying required

    a larger incision. The pet normally remains dizzy for a day (anesthetic

    properties) but is back to their normal self soon and if that doesn’t happen or

    your cat is showing any dubious behavior or scratching at the stitches, you

    should contact your Vet asap before any further damage can occur.


    Before you even know, your mewing cute one would be back to their playful happy self, rolling on their backs and prancing around the house without the drawbacks that could have made your and their lives scarier. But do remember to keep them active and healthy because if love isn’t only about spoiling them!