Male Cat Neutering
Neutering a male cat is an excellent step to help your young man grow into a loving, well adapted household member. Male Cat Neutering is a great step in reducing cat overpopulation. However, there are a few other reasons to neuter a male cat. Neutering reduces the incidence of objectionable behaviors that are normal in the feline world but unacceptable to humans.
- Roaming: More than 90% will reduce this behavior with neutering. Approximately 60% reduce this behavior right away.
- Fighting: More than 90% will reduce this behavior with neutering. Approximately 60% reduce this behavior right away.
- Urine marking: More than 90% will reduce this behavior with neutering. Approximately 80% reduce this behavior right away.
The cat neuter is a simple surgical procedure. The cat is fasted so the anesthesia is given on an empty stomach. The cat is anesthetized and the surgical area is cleaned and scrubbed. The scrotum is opened with a small incision and the testicles are brought out. Each cord is tied separately with a suture and the testicle is cut free. The skin incision on the scrotum is small enough so as not to require sutures.
There is minimal recovery with this procedure and usually your cat is back to normal by the next day. There should be no bleeding or swelling at the incision site. It is a good idea not to bathe your kitty until the incisions have healed; about 14 days from the time of surgery.
Have more questions about cat neuters? Give St. Francis 24 Hr. Animal Hospital a call and we would be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment to have your kitty neutered.