Today is World Spay Day, an international day recognizing the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. Ensuring your cats are spayed and neutered is key in cat population control (especially for your outdoor cat), resulting in a fewer number of cats finding their way into the rescue circuit, but did you know that there are also a number of crucial health benefits as well?

Both male and female cats enjoy various benefits from these procedures that lead them to live much healthier and happier lives. See below for the number of advantages that spaying and neutering have to your cat's health.

Health Benefits in Female Cats:

  • Prevention of the often life-threatening uterine infection, pyometra, which can occur after a cat's heat cycle.
  • Prevention of malignant tumors developing in the uterus and ovaries.
  • Greatly reduced risk of mammary cancer, which most often results from the estrogen produced during heat cycles. 
  • Greatly reduced risk of developing feline leukemia or feline AIDS, which is contracted from the bite of an infected cat. These are both much more likely to occur when your cat is hormonal and fighting over mates and territory. 
  • Greatly reduced risk of suffering from respiratory diseases, bacterial infections, and parasite infestations that are much more likely to occur in cats that undergo regular heat cycles. 

Health Benefits in Male Cats:

  • Prevention of testicular cancer.
  • Increased prostate health, resulting from the shrinkage of the prostate that occurs after the cat is neutered.
  • Greatly reduced risk of developing feline leukemia or feline AIDS, which is contracted from the bite of an infected cat. These are both much more likely to occur when your cat is hormonal and fighting over mates and territory. 

Here at Kitty Kasas, your cat's well-being is our top priority. Click here for more information on keeping your cats happy and healthy for years to come.



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