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Snipping that wanderlust in the bud…

Also known as neutering your male cat! As well as helping to reduce the stray cat population, there are a number of ways the procedure can help keep him healthier and happier. In this blog we’ll cover the benefits of having a cat castrated (the male version of neutering).

What is neutering?

Neutering is a term used to describe any surgical procedure that irreversibly removes both the fertility and production of sex hormones. In this case a cat that is castrated will have both testicles removed, which are also the main place for testosterone production, the male sex hormone.

How will it benefit my cat?

Cats that have been castrated tend to:

  • Wander less, in search of a female mate – which can also reduce the chance of them being run over in a car accident.
  • Spray less (or not at all) – the territorial marking with urine.
  • Fight less with other cats.
  • Be much more sociable – reducing the risk of abandonment or rehoming.

How long does the procedure take?

The operation itself is very quick, and the recovery time is rapid too. The majority of male cats don’t even realise what’s happened! Our surgeries will cover the pre- and postoperative instructions with you, when you speak to them.

If you would like to book an appointment to have your cat neutered, please call your local surgery, they will also be able to answer any further questions. The details of your local surgery can be found by clicking here.