Valley Veterinary Care recommends that all non-breeding male cats be neutered before the age of 18 months. In this procedure the testicles are surgically removed to sterilize a male cat and there are several health benefits associated with neutering your cat before 18 months old. Once a male cat reaches puberty at six months of age, he can become territorial and begin spraying urine,“marking” areas inside and outside. This urine has a particularly offensive odor that is difficult to remove. As the tomcat reaches sexual maturity, by 18 months of age, he will start to enlarge his territory, straying farther from home, particularly at night. The longer a tomcat sprays and fights, the less likely neutering will stop these behaviors. By increasing the size of his territory he increases the likelihood that he will encounter other cats and fight for territorial dominance. Fight wounds can result in severe infections and abscesses. Diseases, such as FIV and FELV, which cause immunosuppression and AIDS-like syndromes, can spread through cat bites. These incurable diseases tend to be more common in non-neutered and non-vaccinated male cats.
What is included in the Feline Neuter package:
Valley Veterinary Care sets a high standard of care by including the following in every feline neuter package:
Comprehensive veterinarian exam
Interoperative pain medication
Inter-opterative nerve block
*Feline neuter package applies to male cats 6 months – 18 months old. Certain discounts do not apply.