- Pets and Animals
Why Neuter a Cat?
Neutering Your Male Cat
There are many advantages to neutering your male cat, and the process is quite safe. You should consider it if your furry feline friend is male and not yet neutered.
It is common for male animals that are not being used for breeding purposes to be castrated, or neutered, so that they can no longer impregnate a female. For cats especially, this is crucial, since there are hundreds of kittens every year that go without homes.
Problems with Un-Neutered Tomcats
Male cats that have not yet been neutered are called tomcats. Simply put, it can be difficult to live with a tomcat, no matter how well trained he may be. When your cat is not neutered, he will want to get outside as frequently as possible to mate with female cats in heat.
This can be disastrous if you live in a busy street with lots of traffic or if your cat is not used to being outdoors. Tomcats also roam a lot, meaning that they may travel far distances in search of female cats, and it is possible for your cat to roam too far and not know his way home. It is also possible for him simply to resist coming home at all, since he will be shut indoors. To protect your male cat, neutering it the best choice.
Tomcats Are More Aggressive
Tomcats also fight and are generally more aggressive than neutered cats. Because they want sexual dominance in a particular area, they may seek fights with other male cats to drive them away. Cats will fight to the death if they feel threatened, and fights cause not only injuries, but also the spread of diseases like the FeLV virus, which can be fatal. Neutering your cat will not stop an aggressive cat from being less aggressive toward humans, but it will prevent your cat from actively seeking fights with other male cats in the neighborhood.
The sound of a cat fight at night comes from toms asserting their territory. Unaltered males often return home with tattered ears or open wounds that require a trip to the vet.
Tomcats Can Be Escape Artists - Another reason to neuter your male cat
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Simple Neutering Procedure Will Remove The Male Reproductive Organs - of the cat
Instead of a vasectomy for male cats, a simple neutering procedure is done. That procedure removes the male reproductive organs, which are easily accessible in most tomcats.
Sometimes, more extensive surgery is required, because the organs have not developed and descended correctly. The removal of these causes the a change in male hormones through a cat's body, thus changing the cat's behavior. Sterilization is not sufficient, because the cat won't notice the difference. It wouldl still seek to fight and mate. Consult with your veterinarian for more information about this procedure. It is recommended for any cat, since there are already too many homeless cats in the world.