As with a canine bitch spay, a cat spay is an ovario-hysterectomy involving surgical removal of ovaries and uterus under general anaesthetic. With a tom, we remove the testicles so he is unable to breed. Again, it’s a routine procedure for us but still comes with the attendant risks of major surgery.
The advantages of cat spaying to your cat … and you
- Typically a longer natural lifespan for male and female alike.
- Neither unwanted pregnancies nor accidental litters – plus no noisy night-time mating disturbances.
- Prevents tricky complications like feline caesarean section and serious conditions like feline mammary cancer and infected uteri (pyometra) in females – and testicular cancer or prostate problems in males.
- Reduces the risk of feline urine spraying and feline roaming that can end in death or injury in fights or on the road.
- We can use laparoscopic cat spay techniques – keyhole-assisted surgery – that lessens the impact of the procedure.
Need advice on queen cat spaying or tomcat castration? Call us on 01530 836654 at our Coalville animal surgery during opening hours. We’ll be pleased to help.