One of the most important decision’s a cat owner can make, is that of spaying their cat. Spaying is a safe and effective procedure. It not only helps reduce the pet over-population and prevent unwanted litters but may also benefit your pet directly by helping avoid medical and behavioral problems down the road.
Is it painful?
We take every precaution to ensure the best possible care for your cat. But it’s important to remember that all surgeries are painful. Village Veterinary Hospital provides your pet with pre-surgical pain relief medication as well as “go home” pain medication.
When should I spay my cat?
You should spay your cat around six months of age preferably before their first heat cycle. But it is never too late to spay your cat.
What are the benefits to the cat?
If your cat is spayed before her first heat cycle it will help to decrease their chances of mammary cancer. It can eliminate the risk of Ovarian and Uterine cancer, also her chances of pyometritis.
Benefits to the owner?
Ever been around a cat in heat? Cats will come into “heat” several times a year. With cycles lasting from several days to several weeks. This includes such behavior as spraying urine, howling and the desire to roam outside. Spaying your cat will take care of the above behavior.
Did you know?
That more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters. These are not just animals found on “the streets” but often are family pet’s offspring and purebreds. Animals that have got out that one time and the litter that was not intentional, but efforts to find a good home failed.
Spaying cats is a very common procedure, done everyday in most veterinary practices. Our Doctors and Technician will answer any further questions you may have and set an appointment for you today. Call our office at 505-869-2627.