If you're wondering if you should spay (for females) or neuter (for males) your cat, here are some compelling reasons to do so.
First of all, over 12 million unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized each year, and even more are abandoned. We are simply unable to care for the amount of our furry friends that are bred each year in North America - which is very unfortunate and sad.
Many of us don't realize that one female cat could have more than 100 kittens in her lifetime, and a single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in less than 10 years. Crazy, hey?
Aside from our rampant overpopulation problem, there are VERY IMPORTANT medical reasons to consider.
Take that, cancer - female cats who are spayed cannot get uterine cancers, their risk of breast cancer is reduced by 25%, and neutered male cats cannot get testicular cancer. Not to mention, said male cats live 40% longer than those who aren't neutered!
Hormonal problems, infections, and aggression issues will also be minimized.
If that hasn't convinced you, remember that unneutered male cats tend to spray urine, which STINKS! Pee-yew!
We're here to answer your questions on spaying and neutering your cat or dog - just give us a call (250) 339-6555.
When you call and book in August (even for future months), we're offering 20% off spay and neuter services.
Your family vet,
Dr. Stacey Gastis