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STERILIZATIONS

Thank you for visiting the sterilization section of our vet clinic. Sterilizing your cat is one of the most important things you can do for the welfare not only of your cat but all cats.

  • What are the benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Cat?
    Animal shelters throughout Florida are over extremely over-crowded. The need to help abused, neglected, injured and homeless cat's way beyond capacity and growing exponentially. Reducing the amount of kittens born allows shelters to help and home more animals. Spaying a female cat before her first heat cycle virtually eliminates the risk of mammary (breast) cancer, an extremely aggressive cancer in cats. Spayed females cannot develop ovarian and uterine cancers or Pyometra a potentially fatal uterine infection. Neutering male cats significantly reduces behaviors such as roaming, urine spraying and fighting. Neutered cats fight significantly less than non-neutered. This reduces the chances of them contracting Feline Aids and Leukaemia often contracted through bites.
  • What is the optimal age to sterilize a kitten?
    The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) recommends sterilizations by five months of age. At Cats Exclusive we agree and wherever possible recommend you sterilize your male or female cat between 4-5 months. Female cats should be at least 4 pounds and Males at least 3 pounds in weight before surgery. Before you schedule your cat's sterilization surgery please bring him or her in for a check up and we will asses if he or she is ready.
  • Can I sterilize my adult or mature cat?
    There is no age limit for healthy cats. Please schedule an appointment with our vet clinic so we can do a health check before scheduling a surgery. Older un-spayed females are at risk of breast cancer and a life-threatening uterus infection after their heat cycle. Older un-neutered males are at risk of prostate disease or tumors on their testicles.
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