What are the benefits of spaying a cat?
After adopting a cat, many pet owners worry about whether to neuter or neuter their cat. Telling you the "truth" about cat neutering. Everything you need to know is here.
The benefits of cat sterilization:
Benefit 1. Reduce the number of stray cats
The cat's estrus cycle is short and the reproductive capacity is extremely strong. If you don't control it, you can imagine how many kittens will be born. If owners can't afford it, don't take care of it, and help them find a good home, these cats can become stray cats.
Some netizens even calculated that a cat couple can have 200,000 offspring in 7 years! So in order to reduce the number of stray cats, it is better to do sterilization.
Benefit 2. Reduce the incidence of disease
If the male cat is neutered, it can prevent a variety of congenital genetic diseases such as the reproductive system; for female cats, it can reduce physiological diseases such as breast and ovary.
Benefit 3. Reduce "calling spring" behavior
Female cats meow when they are in heat. After sterilization, the behavior of "calling spring" when in heat can be reduced, so that the owner will not be bothered.
Benefit 4. Less Aggressiveness
Spayed male cats are less aggressive, don't spray urine everywhere to mark their territory, and the house doesn't always smell like urine.
Benefit 5. Personality becomes docile
Many neutered cats become more docile, less violent, less fighting, and rarely do anything to other pets and their owners.
Benefit 6. No more running away from home
In the past, cats may run away from home or even jump off buildings when they are in heat. Appetite can suddenly increase or decrease, and sleep quality can decrease. After neutering, they settle down a lot and have no trouble in estrus.
Benefit 7. Longevity
Studies have shown that neutered cats can live 1 to 2 years longer than non-neutered cats because many diseases are avoided.
Disadvantages of neutering cats:
Disadvantages 1. Anesthesia risk. Doctors usually use anesthesia when neutering cats. Some cats may be allergic to anesthesia and affect their health. Inspection must be carried out before sterilization.
Disadvantage 2. Spayed cats have a low probability of postoperative complications, including gastrointestinal discomfort and wound inflammation. The owner should follow the doctor's advice more in postoperative care.
Disadvantage 3. After many cats are neutered, they will have certain psychological problems and become depressed. It is best for the owner to accompany it more, or reward it with some snacks, so that it can play with kinetic energy.
Disadvantage 4. The biggest problem with sterilization is that it is easy to bring obesity to cats. After neutering, cats' metabolisms slow down because they don't want to move around on their stomachs all day, leading to a spike in weight. Obesity can cause a variety of health problems in cats.