The Benefits Of Castration For Cat Health
Have you ever heard the word castrated cat? For those who don't know what cat castration is, it is a process of removing or removing the testes of male cats so that they are no longer fertile.
And there is one male cat belonging to my mother's employer who has been neutered, and this month it is exactly 1 year that the cat belonging to my mother's employer has been neutered. Not without reason why his pet cat is neutered. According to my mother's employer, her pet cat was neutered so it wouldn't get wilder when she entered the mating age and wouldn't increase the cat population, which would increase.
The effect that cats get when after being castrated is that the cat will become more active. That's because the energy that should be used for mating is diverted by activities or playing. In addition, cats will gain weight faster because cats will show changes in attitudes such as eating and sleeping more after being neutered.
"Then, how are the benefits with cat castration?"
Apart from being useful for controlling the number of cats, cat castration also turns out to have good long-term benefits for your pets. And the benefits are:
It is certain that unneutered male cats will be driven by their hormones to seek mates and defend their territory from intruders. This was experienced by my mother's employer who lost her cat before being neutered and found her cat full of wounds. And also the cat becomes quieter and less noisy. The cat will continue to scream loudly when it encounters another cat for a fight.
Another benefit of neutering cats is to make the house clean because it avoids cat urine. Yup, male cats love to squirt their urine to mark their territory. And predictably, the urine will make the surroundings smell and make us and others uncomfortable with the smell.
The last benefit that I can explain is to prevent disease in pet cats. Castration performed on male cats will help reduce the risk of tumors and cancer, especially testicular cancer in the cat which has recently been common in cats.
In addition to helping cats avoid the risk of tumors and cancer, sterilization in the form of castration on cats can also reduce the risk of other diseases in pets, one of which is infectious diseases. Neutering a cat can reduce the risk of diseases such as feline leukemia or FIV.
So, those are the benefits of cat castration received by pet cats. Although I myself feel sorry for not being able to reproduce, but this is for the safety of the cat itself. And for those of you who want to castrate your cat, make sure you choose a doctor who has proven his skills and a cat that has been neutered does not feel pain after being neutered.
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