CAT STERILIZATION GUIDE
Here we are: you have decided tosterilize your kitty.
You are sure it will be the right choice for his well-being, but it is still an operation, and some questions are still buzzing in your head..
We are here to help you make this moment as peaceful as possible, for him and for you, so here is the answerany questions you may have regarding sterilization.
When to spay your cat?
One of the most common doubts concerns the best age to neuter a cat. The right momentto neuter a male cat or spay a female cat it is as soon as it reaches mature age, around 6 monthsi, especially if it is an apartment cat, while in the case of free cats it is often anticipated by one or two months.
The perfect timehowever, it also varies according to the breed, we therefore recommend that you ask your veterinarian for advice. Of course, even an older cat can be spayed, but doing it as a puppy also brings the risk of some life-threatening diseases to almost zero.
Sterilization is dangerous?
Spaying your cat or neutering your cat will be an easy routine for the vet. However, it is still an operation, so it is normal that you are a little worried about your furry friend.. The risks today are really minimal,However, it is right that the veterinarian assess the general health of your friend before subjecting him to anesthesia.
How much does it cost to sterilize a cat?
Even if the health of our cat is priceless, the sterilization of our cat could make us fear for our wallet. The cost of castrating a male cat ranges from 80 to 120 euros, while thesterilization of a female cat, a slightly more complex intervention,it could cost up to 150 euros. A small sacrifice for a just cause.
In case you find yourself in a difficult moment, keep an eye on the announcements of the region where you live, in fact they often come promoted free sterilization campaigns for low-income cat owners.
How should I prepare my cat for neutering?
People often wonder if they need to do something special to prepare their cat for neutering. Nothing special, if not10-12 hours of fasting and getting a comfortable pet carrier in which to slip his favorite blanket impregnated with their reassuring smell.
How long will it last and what will I have to do during my post-sterilization recovery?
If your furry wasparticularly dull, with little appetite or a bit grumpy in the days following sterilization,do not worry. However, it is a minor trauma and even anesthesia can cause these symptoms, from which your cat will recover in any case within a week. Meanwhileo keep it safe in the house, in asoft bed grounded near the food and litter box so she doesn't have to jump or move too much
Just pay attention to the wound: it should not swell a lot, emit blood or bad smells, while it is absolutely normal for the cat to lick. If you see that the licks become very insistent or you notice something strange, the vet will always be a precious ally and may perhaps recommend the annoying but useful Elizabethan collar..
An extra love ration will help him get back in better shape soon!!
We hope we have helped you in clearing up some of the - legitimate - doubts you may have as a conscientious master of sterilization, however it is always a bIt's a good idea to talk to your veterinarian, which will certainly know how to direct you to the best. If you haven't done it yet, you can read on this article by clicking here --- & gt;WHY STERILIZE YOUR CAT which will reveal to you why choosing to neuter your cat could save his life.
Author: Alice Sironi