Top 10 Reasons to Spay Your Cat
Spaying your cat . . .
- eliminates risk from cancer of the uterus or ovaries (because these are removed during the spay surgery).
- eliminates life-threatening infection of the uterus.
- decreases the risk of mammary cancer. When spayed before her first heat (which can be as young as four months), your cat has almost a 0% chance of mammary cancer. Cats that are not spayed have a 7 times great risk of developing mammary cancer.
- decreases the risk of diabetes.
- decreases aggression and biting behavior.
- eliminates behavior that occurs during a heat cycle (which can happen 2-3 times per year).
- eliminates health risks associated with pregnancy.
- decreases roaming behavior.
- decreases the risk of sexually transmitted disease. Yep, cats can get those, too.
- prevents overpopulation! This is a biggie. There are still so many cats in need of loving homes. Remember -- don't litter, fix your critter!