Some owners of fluffy handsome men are set upcategorically against castration. After all, the operation has a significant effect on the character of the cat, fundamentally changing its behavior and significantly affecting the appearance of the pet. However, in some cases, castration is necessary to preserve the health and life of the animal.
At what age can you castrate a cat?
Castration of cats and cats is almost doneany age. The doctor, assessing the animal's health, can recommend surgery if he detects a cat malignant neoplasm, orchitis, mechanical trauma or inflammation in the scrotum or testes.
The operation is indicated for cats to stop the sexual hunting, to prevent pregnancy and to detect malignant neoplasms.
At what age can you castrate a cat? If there is no indication of health, and the operation is carried out solely for the sake of the convenience of the owners, different reference manuals for the maintenance and breeding of cats indicate the various recommended periods for castration.
For example, in the book Yu.I. Filippov "Domestic cats", in the section "Removal of the gonads, castration" says that this operation is performed in cats that have reached at least three months old. And still, if the state of health of a young animal allows, it is not worth hurrying with the appointment of an operation - it is extremely important to wait until the pet reaches puberty. There is no consensus on the question of the age at which a cat can be neutered, because not only the representatives of different breeds reach puberty not in the same period of time, but each animal has its own specific developmental features.
Some cats reach puberty before,some - later, and too early castration can lead to underdevelopment of the genital organs and further provoke problems with urination. Therefore, veterinarians recommend monitoring the behavior of the pet and castrating the animal only after it starts to mark the territory.
How to determine at what age you canto castrate a cat? If the pet repeatedly pissed past the tray, unfortunately, this is not yet a proof of his sexual maturity, and the sign of the disease or evidence is not enough careful care of the animal - in the dirty tray the clean cat does not sit down.
It is important to note how the murchik "celebratesneed ": if it sits down, it is not an attempt to mark the territory. In such cases, it is better to seek the advice of a veterinarian, since refusal to go to the tray can be triggered by a urinary tract disease. But if the cat releases the stream standing and twitching its tail - you can be sure that the time has come for castration.
Some specialists in the breeding of thoroughbred cats believe that the moment when it is possible to castrate a cat comes only after its first mating.
Castration eliminates manifestations of sexual activity: aggression, an unpleasant smell, the desire to leave marks. The animal becomes more well-nourished and calm. Castrated cats can participate in exhibitions on the class of castrati.
Although animal owners are most often sterilizedpets for their own convenience, it is important to consider the age at which a cat can be neutered to avoid undesirable consequences for his health.
It is interesting that late castration, carried outafter a few cases, does not always lead to a complete loss of interest in the opposite sex. If a castrated cat lives in the same area as a mature cat that has not been sterilized, seasonal marriage games are possible between them.