It is common for insecurity to invade animal lovers when it comes to spaying or neutering their own cats. Sterilization at an early age seems to be essential when seeing so many cats without owners and protectors of overflowing animals. But is it going to affect my cat if I deny him the chance to have young? What is the most appropriate time for sterilization? What are the differences between spaying and neutering? And when is it better for the intervention to take place?
Regardless of whether your cat comes from a protector or a breeder, at some point the question of sterilizing it will arise. Protective cats are usually already sterilized before being delivered to new owners and, as long as you are not interested in founding a hatchery, it is also advisable to sterilize breed cats.
Although humans tend to be more sentimental even when it comes to sterilizing our cat, we must keep in mind that they get carried away by their instincts when it comes to breeding. If cats acted totally guided by their instincts, they would have several pups each year. In this way, a pair of cats can procreate up to 80 million descendants in 10 years. It is very unlikely that such a large number of kittens will be lucky enough to find a suitable home with loving owners and proper food. For this reason, it is essential to sterilize cats in time and thus avoid having unwanted offspring.
Moreover, often non-sterilized animals are exposed to unimaginable stress. While the non-castrated males begin to mark the territory with the arrival of puberty, those who are are no longer traveling kilometers and kilometers a day in search of potential sexual partners. In addition, they are more likely to suffer accidents and infectious diseases, as well as to fight with other animals of their species. Females in heat have suspicious behavior and are always on the alert to find potential males. They roll on the ground, raise their backs in the air, meow to call the males and, often, they even forget to eat. If they fail to mate, hormonal changes in your body can lead to diseases such as cysts, breast tumors or inflammation of the uterus.
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