What is spaying and neutering?
Neutering/spaying involves a surgical procedure to make your cat sterile, or unable to have or produce kittens. It is important for population control and it offers a number of other benefits as well.
When should I neuter/spay my cat?
Our veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering around 6 months of age.
What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?
In males, we remove the testicles through a small incision just in front of the scrotum. This removes any sperm and dramatically decreases testosterone.
In females, we usually remove both the ovaries and the uterus. A neutered (spayed) female no longer has cycles and cannot have kittens.