Castrating your cat
We very strongly recommend that all male cats are neutered unless they are specially kept as stud cats at a breeding establishment.
If an entire male cat is kept indoors it is likely that he will begin to spray urine in the house and if he goes outside, he is much more likely to fight with other cats, and will tend to roam much further than a castrated male cat.
This leads to a high incidence of fight wounds (with the potential to become abscesses), life threatening infections (such as Feline Leukaemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and road accidents.
Male cats enter puberty at between 4 to 6 months of age. We recommend that castration is carried out at this time, in line with current CPL recommendations. The castration is carried out under a general anaesthetic, but is a very short procedure and and normally cats will go home on the same day as the operation.
If you have any questions about castrating your cat, please do speak with any of the Vet4Life team – we’ll be only too happy to give personalised advice for you and your cat. Call us on 020 8977 3955 (Teddington), 01932 229 900 (Shepperton) or 0208 390 5270 (Surbiton).