Wondering if you should get your cat spayed or neutered? The short answer is yes! Find out why it's so important to get your cat "fixed!"

Spay and neuter cats for better health. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but do you know why it’s so important?  We all know that dogs should be spayed or neutered, but what a lot of people don’t know is that it matters just as much when it comes to cats. Spaying and neutering cats can help save them from ailments down the line in the same way that it does for dogs. Read on to learn more about the benefits of getting your kitty fixed.

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Why Spay and Neuter Cats

Of course, spaying and neutering outdoor cats can help reduce the population of feral cats, but in addition to that, as I said, spaying and neutering helps protect cats from a few different ailments later in life. All of them are dangerous and their incidence of occurrence can be drastically reduced by spaying and neutering.

Spaying

Spaying a female cat can greatly impact her future health. Just like female dogs, spaying a female cat completely eliminates the prospect of a uterine infection in the future. It also helps prevent malignant breast tumors. This is even more important in cats than dogs. While each dog breast is sort of self-contained, cat breasts are different. The breasts on either side of a cat are connected down the line. That means that if a cat get a malignant tumor in one breast, it can migrate down the entire side to the other breasts. That is exceedingly bad. Spaying a cat helps drastically reduce the prospect of breast tumors.

Neutering

Neutering your male cat is just as important as spaying. Just like dogs, older male cats can get testicular and prostate problems. When you neuter your male cat, you eliminate the possibility of testicular cancer and greatly reduce the likelihood of prostate problems in the future. In addition to better health, neutering your cat will also almost completely remove his tendency to spray (the equivalent of dog marking).

Spay and Neuter Cats Now for Better Health Later

When you spay and neuter cats, you’re setting them up for better health down the line. Spaying completely removes the possibility of uterine infections, and neutering completely removes the possibility of testicular cancer. Both of these are can be deadly and expensive to treat, so the best course of action is to put out a little money now to spay and neuter cats instead of paying a ton of money later to treat these diseases.

If money is an issues, there are spay and neuter months that almost every vet recognizes. During these times, you can spay and neuter cats at a drastically reduced price, and, in some cases, for free. Ask your vet when these months are and take advantage of them to spay and neuter cats. It’s vital to their good health.

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