The moment when to castrate a cat: it's important not to miss it
When castrating a cat - a very important issue, often arising from the owners of these animals. The most suitable age is closer to 12-14 months. The later casting of a cat, the better for an animal, but castration at the age of 6-7 months can lead to the fact that the development of the genital organs does not reach its normal level. This can cause problems with urination.
The main indication of when it is better to castrate a cat, is his sexual activity, which he begins to manifest at the age of six months. If you do not plan to use the animal as a producer, then the pet's needs become a big enough problem for its owners. A domestic cat, like a street cat, under the influence of an instinct marks its territory, as a result of which a stable smell of cat urine appears in the room. Sometimes the sexual activity of the cat can lead to a tragic outcome. For example, in search of a partner, a cat can escape from the house through an unclosed door, jump from a window or from a balcony. As a result, he may be injured or even die or get lost and not return home.
After the castration operation, the cat usually stops marking the territory. But if he has ever been knitted, or he is older than a year and a half, to guarantee that the cat will stop marking the territory, it is impossible, the probability still remains. In the event that you can castrate a cat on time, you can count on the absence of "marks". Scream in the spring the cat will also stop, will be less aggressive. The life span of a castrated animal is higher, and playfulness and active behavior persist. In addition, castration protects the cat from various feline infections and diseases associated with the genitourinary system. I must say that about 70% of non-castrated cats are affected by such diseases.
So, the time has come when you need to castrate a cat. It is necessary to prepare in advance. First of all, you need to conduct a survey of the animal from a veterinarian, who will give an opinion about when to castrate a cat, and when to conduct such an operation is not recommended. The owner of the animal needs to treat the existing infections twenty days before the operation and expel the parasites. The day before you need to wash your pet with shampoo with antiseptics, do not feed twelve hours before the operation, and for five hours and do not drink.
After the castration operation, the animal does not require any special care, but if you take into account that during the operation anesthesia is used, you just have to be a little more attentive to your pet. Before the animal returns to normal life, some time must pass, and during this period it is necessary to monitor that, in order to avoid injury from falling, the cat does not jump high. But the cat after the castration will not run away from home, will not scream, spoil the furniture and mark the territory.
When it is too late or impossible to castrate a cat for medical reasons, it remains only to provide him with regular breeding and stock up with special means to avoid the appearance of the next "marks".