SPAYING AND NEUTERING
We strongly recommend that you have your female cat spayed/your male cat neutered. Cats become sexually mature around five to six months of age, therefore, at this time we recommend spaying or neutering. This will help ensure you get a good night's sleep (cats in heat yowl!), and will reduce the incidence of cats spraying urine in and around your house.
The surgery is performed under sterile operating room conditions, with the animal under a general anesthetic. It involves the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus (womb) through an abdominal incision. After the operation, the female will not come into heat, and will have neither the interest nor capacity to breed. There is NO ADVANTAGE in waiting for the female to have a heat cycle or a litter before being spayed.
Spaying prevents unwanted heat cycles, reproductive diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Apart from sexual activity, spaying has no effect on the female's temperament.
This procedure involves the removal of the testicles through a small incision made on the scrotal sack, with the cat under a general anesthetic.
Neutered male cats are less likely to roam, fight with other cats, or spray urine in the house. It does not change the cat's personality, reduce or prevent unwanted aggressive behaviour to people. Neutering does reduce the offensive odour of "tom cat urine".