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Spaying or Neutering Your Cat

Information And Services For The Spay And Neuter of Cats

Since 1982, the dedicated and compassionate veterinary team at Veterinary Village have successfully performed spay and neuter procedures on many male and female cats of all breeds and ages. We have also helped educate cat owners throughout WI about spay and neuter procedures. These include when to spay or neuter a cat, what to expect during and after surgery, and what other options are available.

If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female cat. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male cat. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render cats incapable of reproducing.

We believe in compassionate cat care and therefore are adamant about educating people on the different spay and neuter procedures available and when we recommend doing them. We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions here to help you learn more about this very important service.

A Responsible And Caring Spay And Neuter Clinic

For most people the thought of their kitty undergoing a surgical procedure under sedation can be frightening. We understand that this can be scary for caring cat owners and want to assure you that your cat will be cared for by the most capable and caring medical professionals.

From the time your cat enters our doors, it will be treated with compassion and concern for its comfort. Our technicians will treat your cat as their own. All cats will receive pain medications before the procedure begins. Our anesthesia and patient care protocols will be tailored to your cat's needs. While your cat is under anesthesia, our certified vet tech will monitor a number of vital signs including body temperature, blood pressure, oxygenation and anesthesia depth. The surgery will be performed by our veterinarians who have many years of surgical experience.

Post-operative nursing care and pain management medications will be administered to your cat to ensure that their recovery is painless and they remain closely monitored until we feel it is safe to send them home. Our veterinary staff will review post-operative instructions with you at that time so you can feel comfortable bringing your cat home to complete its recovery.

Why Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Cat?

There are many valid reasons to spay or neuter your cat. According to AmericanHumane.org approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters annually because there just are not enough willing and able adopters for them. Spay and neuter procedures ensure that you are not adding to this number, and that no offspring your cat has ends up a fatal statistic.

To support this unpleasant reality, consider the fact that, according to Feral Cat Project, a non-spayed female cat can be responsible for producing up to 100 other cats throughout her lifetime, including the litters of kittens her un-spayed kittens will eventually go on to have. This incredible number can be prevented though, simply by spaying or neutering your cat.

At this time, there are no states with compulsory spay and neuter laws. However, spay and neuter procedures will ensure that no unwanted kittens are produced and will limit the risk of unwanted behaviors such as wanting to get out to find a mate.

When Should You Spay Or Neuter A Cat?

We recommend spaying and neutering after 6 months of age. Kittens tend to be more resilient to minor surgical procedures than adult cats. Therefore, undertaking cat spaying or neutering surgery sooner rather than later helps ensure minimized risk and quicker recovery time. There is a huge controversy in the veterinary world right now as to the proper age to spay and neuter. For more information please see our Spay and Neuter Controversy page! If you are not sure when to spay or neuter your cat, please consult with the veterinarian at your next visit.

Neutering A Cat

Cat neutering surgery includes the following procedures:

  • Pre anesthetic exam
  • Pain medication is administered
  • Our veterinary team will induce your cat into a safe state of general anesthesia
  • The attending certified vet tech monitors vital signs including breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, state of anesthesia, oxygenation levels and body temperature
  • The surgeon makes a small incision in the front of the scrotum
  • Each testicle is removed and the blood supply and vas deferens (spermatic cord) are tied off
  • Post-operative medications are given and post-operative care continues until your cat completely recovers from the anesthesia
  • We will keep your cat hospitalized until he completely recovers and is safe to send home with his after care instructions

Spaying A Cat

Spaying a cat includes the following procedures:

  • Pre anesthetic exam
  • Pain medication is administered
  • Our veterinary team will induce your cat into a safe state of general anesthesia
  • The attending certified vet tech monitors vital signs including breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, state of anesthesia, oxygenation levels and body temperature
  • The surgeon makes a small incision near the umbilicus on the abdomen
  • The ovaries and uterus are removed
  • The veterinarian closes the incision with sutures or staples
  • Post-operative medications are given and post-operative care continues until your cat completely recovers from the anesthesia
  • We will keep your cat hospitalized until she completely recovers and is safe to send home with her after care instructions

Care Of Your Cat After Their Spay Or Neuter

Although cat spaying or neutering could result in some discomfort right after surgery, your veterinarian will take various measures for pain relief. Additional steps taken at home will facilitate a safe and comfortable recovery including:

  • Provide your cat with a quiet place to recover indoors and away from other animals
  • Keep your cat indoors and attempt to limit running and jumping
  • Preventing your cat from licking the incision site, which may cause infection, by monitoring your cat and utilizing an elizabethan collar if licking can not be prevented otherwise
  • Checking the incision site daily to confirm proper healing
  • Looking for any redness, swelling or discharge at the surgery site
  • Contact Us if the incision is open, if your cat is lethargic, has a decreased appetite, is vomiting, or has diarrhea, or if you have any other concerns following surgery

Make Your Appointment To Spay Or Neuter Your Cat Today

Scheduling an appointment with our veterinary team for spay and neuter procedures is as easy as picking up the phone, or sending us an email. Our experienced veterinary staff is here to help answer any questions or quell any concerns you might have, as well as to help schedule a surgical appointment for your feline companion at our clinic.

Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Spay And Neuter Appointment!

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