Neutering your Cat

Males (Toms)

  • Nine Mile Vets recommend castrating toms from four months of age.
  • Entire males are often more likely to wander far from home, get involved in fights and so increase their risk of injury and infection, as well as perform undesirable behaviour like urine spraying.
  • Please note that males may remain fertile for up to 8 weeks after castration so it is important to keep them away from any entire females. 
  • It is also vital to castrate your male cat from a population control perspective.  An un-neutered Tom can produce almost limitless numbers of kittens with access to un-neutered female cats.
There are a staggering number of unwanted and stray cats in the UK, and rescue centres cannot care for all of them. Don't let your cat contribute to this nationwide problem. 
 

Females (Queens)

  • Nine Mile Vets recommend spaying queens from four months of age.
  • Spaying eliminates the possibility unwanted pregnancies, and reduces the incidence of mammary (breast) tumours (especially if carried out before one year of age) and pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus.
  • Spaying can also help in a number of other conditions – please call your local Nine Mile Vet clinic to talk to a vet about your pet’s case.
  • An un-neutered female cat can be responsible for over 400,000 kittens in her breeding lifetime, this is the number of kittens her and her offspring can produce in seven years. 
Cat rescue centres are having to turn away thousands of unwanted and stray cats every year, please make sure that your cat is castrated or spayed before he or she goes outside. 
We advocate early neutering of cats as some cats can become fertile at 4 months of age and we want to ensure that these very young cats do not reproduce, both for their own benefit and to avoid adding to the already critical feline overpopulation problem.
 
Our Healthy Pet Club (HPC) includes 20% discount on neutering, in addition to other great benefits.
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