Sooner or later, the owners of kittens and adult cats are faced with the question of the possibility of neutering the animal. Territory marks, restless behavior and a number of hormonal diseases can be avoided if a fairly simple operation is performed on the cat in a timely manner.
It is a good thing to have a small fluffy animal in your house, however, you also need to take care of it properly. It is better to decide in advance all the issues related to the normal living of the kitten in the apartment. It is worth remembering that an apartment is an unnatural habitat for cats. And cats can demand a lot of attention.
Problems of keeping adult cats
All the "delights" of keeping a cat in the house begin after reaching puberty. Nature takes its toll, and the cat begins to mark the territory, make noise at night. This happens with the healthy functioning of the sex hormones. In the spring months, the amount of hormones increases, making the life of the owners in the house unbearable. In their natural habitat, cats need to mate at least 8 times a year. However, it is impossible for a domestic cat that does not go outside to find a cat on its own. His life is limited by the walls of the apartment. That is why it is better to take care of the peace of mind of the household and your pet on time.
Benefits of neutering cats
If you do not plan to use the cat as a sire, then neutering is worth doing. It will really keep the house calm. After all, the acute spring periods without a cat are very difficult.
Neutering keeps cats healthy. Castrated cats do not suffer from prostatitis, prostate adenoma, and also rarely get sick with various infections.
A neutered cat does not mark the territory and does not spoil things and shoes, provided that the operation took place before the cat reaches the age of one and a half years. The life expectancy of such a cat is higher than that of an uncastrated one. The cat remains playful even in old age. He also becomes less aggressive and vindictive.
Best age for castration
You can neuter a cat at absolutely any age. However, this is best done at 9 months of age. It is during this period that cats reach puberty, but have not yet had sexual intercourse. They are strong and healthy enough at this age to easily undergo surgery and anesthesia. Untie the cat before the operation or not - it does not really matter. The operation takes place within 10 minutes and belongs to the category of simple ones.
After castration, it is worth taking care of the correct diet for your pet. Otherwise, the risk of urolithiasis increases.
There is a myth that neutering a cat is painful. Modern technology and anesthesia allow the operation to be performed without pain. The cat recovers quickly after the operation. After 2-3 days, he returns to normal life and loses his instincts for reproduction, which caused discomfort.