The feline neuter is one of the simplest surgical procedures performed in all of veterinary medicine. The cat is fasted overnight so that anesthesia is performed on an empty stomach. The scrotum is opened with a small incision and the testicles are brought out. The cords are either pulled free and tied to each other or a small suture is used to tie the cords and the testicle is cut free. The skin incision on the scrotum is small enough so as not to require stitches of any kind.
Advantages of Neutering
Male cats benefit greatly from being neutered. It eliminates the risk of testicular cancer and prevents a number of behaviors that can make owning a male cat difficult.
Neutered male cats are far less territorial, will rarely spray urine to mark their territory, and their urine will not smell as strong.
If you have two male cats, neutering them will dramatically reduce the amount they fight. In fact, neutered cats are generally much more docile and easier to handle.
- Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens