Spaying & Neutering with our 30092 Vet

Spaying & neutering is the most responsible choice you can make regarding your cat's health. This procedure not only prevents unwanted pregnancies, but it also prevents certain health conditions and eliminates the risk of some cancers. Stray cats are overpopulated throughout the US, which contributes to crowded shelters and it makes it difficult for cats to get adopted. Choosing to have your cat spayed or neutered can help promote human living conditions for other cats and it makes it easier for other cats to find loving homes. Spaying & neutering before a cat reaches sexual maturity provides the most health benefits. Cats as young as eight weeks old can be spayed or neutered, and it is recommended that it is done before they reach six months old. However, our 30092 vet recommends that any cat gets spayed or neutered regardless of age. 
Some health conditions can be prevented through the process of spaying and neutering. Spaying a female cat before her first heat can prevent uterine infections, uterine cancers, and breast cancers. Neutering a male cat can eliminate their risk of developing testicular cancer. It also lowers their chances of developing future prostate issues. Cats that are spayed or neutered at a young age receive the most health benefits and generally live longer, healthier lives. Cats can be spayed or neutered at any age and they will still receive many health benefits. To learn more about your cat's unique health issues, schedule a visit with our 30092 vet. Our team can provide the best insight about your pet's specific health concerns and help you decide what would be right for your pet's health. 
Certain behaviors can also be reduced or avoided completely through the process of spaying and neutering. Cats that are not spayed or neutered will be more likely to wander, especially when a female cat is in heat. If your female cat goes into heat, male cats will seek her out and she may be more likely to try and roam. Male cats will also be more likely to roam if they are not neutered. A wandering cat is at a higher risk for developing health issues like parasites or bacterial infections. They can become infected from other animals in their environment, fleas, and they are at a higher risk for injury if they are near a road or window. Choosing to spay or neuter your cat will help to keep them safe and make them less likely to roam. Parasites can be a seriously dangerous health issue for your cat because you will likely not even know they have become infected until their condition has progressed significantly. Heartworms and other parasites can cause permanent damage to your cat's organs, so do your best to protect them. Ask our 30092 vet about parasite preventative treatments. 
The overpopulation of stray cats in the US is at crisis levels. There are simply too many cats in shelters and it is impossible to find all of them good homes. Choosing to spay or neuter your cat is the humane decision that will prevent their contribution to the overpopulation of stray cats. Do your part in protecting the lives of stray cats everywhere by making the responsible choice of spaying and neutering. To learn more about this process, contact our 30092 vet. Our team can help you understand the specifics behind your cat's care. Call today to book their next appointment.