Could you Nueter And Spay any gender cat or you have to or is it better to?

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  • Ellie CarterEllie Carter SeattleMember Posts: 2,252
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    A cat cannot be both neutered and spayed. Male cats are neutered and female cats are spayed. These procedures are performed by a trained Vet. There are many communities that have low cost spay/neuter clinics for your cat. If that is a need for you, call the local animal shelter or Humane Society.
  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    Spaying a female or neutering a male by around 6 months of age is important for the cat's health and helps with behavior as well. There are many forms of cancer that are all but eliminated by spay/neuter. Along with keeping males from having the urge to spray to mark their territory and preventing females from going into heat and yowling and doing everything they can to escape and get pregnant. Even if you plan to keep them as indoor only pets, it is the best thing you can do for health and to keep from contributing to the overpopulation of homeless cats.
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    I consider spaying and neutering to be a necessary procedure unless your cat is purebred and health tested, as there are many undesirable behavioral traits found only in intact cats such as spraying and scratching. These behaviors can often be prevented through early spaying and neutering. Six months of age is a good age for a cat to be fixed. Please spay/neuter your kitties, as there are already enough homless cats in the world and another litter of kittens only takes away their chances of finding new homes. If you're not convinced, go to your local animal shelter and see all the cats, read their euthanization dates and realize how few of them will actually be adopted by that time. Many of the cats are purebred, all of them are friendly, and all of them deserve homes... but they won't get that. Instead, they will be put to death because more and more people just keep breeding their cats selfishly and taking away their chances of finding good homes.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    As was said, "fixing" a mixed-breed cat of either sex is very important, something that MUST be done if you are to be considered a responsible pet owner. The actual sugery for males is easier. Females take a little longer to recover (a matter of days.) If you are asking which gender makes a better pet, I have both and each has their own loveable qualities unique to themselves. If this was not your question, please repost and we'll try to give you a better answer.
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