At What Age Should I Castrate a Cat?

When we get a kitten, it pleases us and our children and gives us unforgettable moments of tenderness. This little fluffy ball is touching and defenseless. But time passes and our charming begins to grow up and show their animal instincts.

It becomes difficult to keep our pet at home, the cat begins to mark the territory and becomes aggressive, and his night “songs” sometimes become simply unbearable. This behavior of the animal is laid down by its basic instinct for reproduction. Castration will help to correct this situation and save the cat from unrealized desires.

What is castration?

Castration is not a complex operation, usually performed surgically. The procedure consists of removing the testicles in cats and the ovaries in cats. This operation prevents the animal’s body from actively producing sex hormones in the blood, which completely suppresses the instinct to reproduce, and, as a result, all unpleasant aspects of the life of an “adult” cat.

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Why is castration necessary surgery?

This operation is recommended for animals in return for about nine months and before the first mating, in order to avoid developing a model of sexual behavior. Castration in animals at a later age does not guarantee a hundred percent disappearance of the need to mark the territory. “Cat surprises” in such cases become less pronounced in smell, but still present in fifteen cases out of a hundred.

It is also necessary to note the undesirability of early castration of the animal. This will negatively affect the overall formation and development of your pet’s body. Often, with early castration, the urethra system most often suffers. During the period after the operation, special attention should be paid to the cat’s nutrition. The diet of your “sufferer” should include foods low in calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, in order to avoid the development of urolithiasis.

Also, the cat can lick the operated place, in this case, you should wear a cone-shaped collar on the animal for a few days, known as “Elizabethan”. Undoubtedly, the best rehabilitation for an animal is a manifestation of love and affection from its owner.

It is worth dispelling one common myth about castration. There is an opinion that cats after such an operation become lazy and quickly gain weight – “fatten”. This is not true, after the operation and rehabilitation period, your pet will not only be more playful, but also more affectionate. The animal’s obesity is not related to castration surgery. The secret of your pet’s slim shape lies solely in its nutrition.

Top 3 reasons for castrating a cat

Let’s summarize all of the above. The main reasons for castrating a cat are:

  1. Territory tag, and as a result, a terrible hard-to-remove smell.
  2. Night, and sometimes daytime “serenades” of a fluffy pet that drive the owners crazy.
  3. An overabundance of hormones in the cat’s body, which provokes inappropriate and sometimes aggressive behavior.

And do not forget that castration is necessary, first of all, not for the peace of mind of the owner of the animal, but for the animal itself. This operation is primarily a manifestation of love and humanity for your pet. We are responsible for those who have been tamed. Love your animals, show them care and affection not from time to time, but every day. You will notice how your pet will change. Home fluffy is sure to answer you with a friendly purr, gentle purring and full of tenderness looks sly cat eyes.