Cat Neuter

Cat Neuter

One of the most important decision’s a cat owner can make, is that of neutering their cat.  Neutering 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.

A neuter, otherwise known as a castration, is the removal of the testicles.img_0192

Is it painful?
We take every precaution to ensure the best possible care for your dog.  But it’s important to remember that all surgeries are painful.  Village Veterinary Hospital provides your pet with pre-surgical pain medications as well as “go home” pain medication.

When should I neuter my cat?
You should neuter you cat before six months of age.  But it is never too late to have this procedure done.

What are the benefits to the cat?
Neutered cats will not be susceptible to testicular cancer.  Also they will not likely develop “stud tail” caused by overactive glands in the tail.

Benefits to the owner?
Neutered cats are less likely to spray strong urine and will loose the urge to fight.  Neutered cats will be less likely to try and escape and or be gone for days.

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 was not intentional, but efforts to find good homes failed.

Neutering 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.  505-869-2627