Neutering cats

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We strongly advise that all cats not intended for breeding , male and female, are neutered between 4 and 6 months old.

Both male and female cats can be neutered from the age of 4 months. Neutering or Castrating a male cat will provent him from developing all the unwanted characteristics and behaviour of a tom cat.

Tom cats urine has a very strong and unpleasant odour which is very difficult to get rid of. They will also wander much greater distances in search of love and adventure and may consequently get themselves into dangerous situatons, such as busy roads and cat fights. Many un-neutered male cats will be seen here in surgery with infected bite wounds. Neutering your male cat will also ensure he cannot father any unwanted kittens.

All the cats in your local area will have established territories as determined by themselves with little regard for our gardens and fences. This means that another cat very likely already considers your gardento be part of their territory. Once your new kitten ventures into your garden they have to stake their clain for ownership of this territory and this may lead to unavoidable arguments with another cat. By neutering your cat they will likely only get in arguments to maintain their ownership of your garden. Un-neutered tom cats are likely to be much more ambitious and will attempt to acquire a much larger territory and are thus much more likely to get into many more fights than neutered cats. Un-neutered cats are also less likely to back down” during a fight and thus are more likely to sustain more frequent and more severe injuries.

Neutering or spaying a female cat will of course prevent her from having kittens. Some people would like their cat to have a litter before spaying. We don’t necessarily recommend this as it has no health benefits at all and only adds to the number of kittens that need good homes, so please think carefully.