Why should you get your cat neutered?

RissieNational Neutering Month is the ideal time to address the benefits of neutering for cats. 

As well as helping to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the UK, there are many health benefits.

Unneutered male cats:
  • are more likely to end up injured or contract diseases from fighting
  • are more likely to roam searching for an unneutered female cat
  • will spray urine to mark their territory to attract female cats
  • may experience a high level of stress akin to frustration if unable to find a mate.
Unneutered female cats:
  • will frequently become pregnant from four months of age
  • will have a litter up to three times a year, each litter being potentially six kittens 
  • are more likely to contract diseases spread through sexual contact.
Cats Protection believes that getting your cat neutered before it can breed at sexual maturity (four months of age), is an essential part of responsible cat ownership.

Cats are very effective breeders. Did you know an unneutered female can be responsible for 20,000 descendants in just five years.

This adds to an overpopulation problem that increases feline infectious disease, stress related issues and feline conflict.

By not neutering your cat, you could be compromising your cat's welfare.

ZowieThe operation for both male and female cats is very simple. Cats are very resilient and usually recover quickly from the operation. Most cats can be taken home on the same day.

All cats and kittens adopted from the National Cat Adoption Centre, like Rissie and Zowie pictured here, are already neutered.

They are also microchipped, vaccinated, regularly de-fleed and wormed, and have regular health checks by our vet. All for the adoption fee of £80.

The average cost for a male cat to be neutered is between £30-£60 and for a female is £40-£80.

Please contact your local vet for more information and to discuss all costings.

Cats Protection offers financial assistance for owners on Benefits or low income. 

For more information please visit www.cats.org.uk/neutering or call 03000 12 12 12

Speak to your vet today,don’t leave it too late to get your cat neutered.

Neutering cat may prevent suffering and you can help the wider cat population.