Cat Neutering and Spaying

Part of responsible cat ownership is deciding whether your cat should be allowed to reproduce. If you decide that you do not wish for your cat to have kittens, then they will need to have their spay or neuter surgery performed.

What is spaying or neutering?

When a cat undergoes spay or neuter surgery, they are having their reproductive organs removed to prevent pregnancy. This is a routine surgery performed at Seneca Animal Clinic Monday through Thursday.

When should I neuter/spay my cat?

We recommend having your cat spay or neuter surgery performed prior to sexual maturity, usually around 6 months of age.

What is the procedure to spay/neuter a cat?

On the day of your cat’s surgery, he or she will be admitted to the hospital in the morning and will receive a full physical exam by one of our veterinarians. Once your cat is deemed healthy for surgery, a small blood sample will be collected to check their blood sugar, kidney function and red blood cell count. Your pet will be given an intravenous catheter. They will be placed under general anesthesia and receive an injection of pain medication. All cat spays are placed on intravenous fluids and hooked to a Cardell machine. This constantly monitors their blood pressure, oxygen, temperature and ECG during the surgery. Cat spays require an incision into the abdomen in order to visualize and remove the ovaries and uterus. A cat neuter requires 2 scrotal incisions be made over the testicles for removal.


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Last updated: September 23, 2022.

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