Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter
Your Cat

Spay or neuter surgeries can benefit both you and your pet.

By Stacy N. Hackett |

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7. Neuter surgery will deter your cat from fighting with other cats. Intact male cats are driven by their hormones to find a mate and will fight with other male cats when female cats are present. The injuries sustained in these fights can result in costly veterinary bills more costly than neuter surgery.


8. Neutering can help prevent your male cat from behaving aggressively toward other pets and members of your household. The same hormones that drive an intact male to fight other male cats can cause him to bite or display other aggressive behaviors toward family members and other pets, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Many aggression problems can be avoided by neutering your male kitten while he is still young and friendly.

9. Neutering will reduce the chance of your male cat developing testicular cancer. If done before your kitten reaches six months of age, neuter surgery will virtually eliminate the possibility of him acquiring the disease, according to the ASPCA.

10. Neuter surgery will decrease the chance of your male cat developing prostate disease or hernias. Again, having the surgery performed before your kitten turns 6 months old will decrease the chances even further.

Don't let cost factors prevent you from scheduling that appointment. Find a low-cost spay and neuter clinic near you today. Your cat will thank you!

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Caitlin    Alturas, CA

7/31/2010 10:19:25 AM

There should be a list for why you shouldn't spay or neuter. I have some reasons not to spay or neuter. Let your cat pass on it's genetics, let your cat experience motherhood, let cats not go extinct, neutering causes urinary tract problems and kidney stones in male cats.

Jannie    Pittsburgh, PA

12/27/2009 3:09:56 PM

I have a 12 year old female cat who was never spayed. She did not go into heat until she was two years old and then only about once a year thereafter. She has always been the picture of health until about two weeks ago when she was diagnosed with mammary cancer. Having her spayed as a young cat might have prevented this. No heat does not mean no hormones. Spaying and neutering is definitely the right thing to do.


11/24/2009 10:09:42 AM

l love cats so much ...I have 6 cats .. all are fixed but one . Her name is ( Clover)...

Sheri    Pine Bluff, AR

8/12/2008 9:33:31 AM

great article. I got my kitty spayed yesterday.

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