Sterilization of the male cat: an operation is entirely external that does not require hospitalization and less anesthesia is needed than the corresponding operation performed on the female. Specifically, the veterinarian, prior anesthesia for a few hours, he cuts the scrotum, extracts the testicles, closes the cord and vessels, cuts the balls and supplies the cat with antibiotics and then waits for awakening. There sterilization of the male cat it is a surgical operation whose goal is to eliminate sexual desire and the reproduction of the animal.
Sterilization of the male cat: reasons
The advantages of the sterilization of the male cat there are both if the “male” is domestic and homely, and in the case of a vagabond heartthrob. In the first case, then if our cat lives in the house, from six months it will begin to mark the territory hearing the call of females in heat.
I can assure you that living in a house where a male cat sprays urine in every corner, out of control, is not pleasant at all. L'smell it remains, it persists, almost obsessively. Also in these conditions he literally has the hormones out of control so if you do not proceed with the sterilization of the male cat, we will see him more and more nervous and aggressive. Nothing dangerous but very annoying. The repressed desire to mate plays tricks on you. The solution may be there sterilization of the male cat.
If you live outdoors, the sterilization of the male cat is an important tool for the birth control, moreover, non-sterilized animals tend to fight to win over their mates and then return full of scratches, abscesses and wounds. Also there would be, without sterilization of the male cat, also the danger of the spread of diseases.
In general there are no contraindications to perform the sterilization of the male cat, there are techniques that have also overcome the problems related to hypoglycemia, the veterinary in each specific case it can reassure us better.
Sterilization of the male cat: at what age
The optimal time for the sterilization of the male cat it often falls with the sixth month of his life, when he begins to go into heat. This means that when it expires, those typical behaviors such as urinating for mark the territory, too bad that the territory sometimes coincides with our home.
So here are those who recommend proceeding with the sterilization of the male cat before the cat in question takes this habit: often once taken, even if the cat is neutered and in theory no longer needs to mark, it still continues to do so. Out of habit, in fact.
So it's better not to let him take it. Another case of anticipation of the sterilization of the male cat is that of those who deal with stray cats. Now six months are already pretty awake and difficult to capture and operate, better to proceed towards eight weeks.
Male cat neutering: cost
It is difficult to give “universal” indications on the cost of sterilization of the male cat since it is an intervention that depends a lot on the vet and the price it is at its discretion. The factors that affect the cost of this operation are for example our area of residence, the drugs and materials used and also the type and degree of facility in which you have the sterilization of the male cat.
Indicatively the price may vary from 80 to 100 euros, it can go further if you go to particularly luxurious facilities or if you require special treatments.
Sterilization of the male cat: convalescence
The operation of sterilization of the male cat it does not require hospitalization of the animal or long stays, on average the period of convalescence it is indicated on the two or three days. Then there may be consequences or consequences that make us worry. Let's immediately dispel a myth, or rather, a false concern.
That of the "soft thing" in the belly of our cat that can form after the sterilization of the male cat. It is due to the fact that, by removing the testicles, the cat no longer produces testosterone and this leads to less tone in the tissues that relax. The abdomen can therefore become mushy and fill with fat.
Here's a good reason to keep our cat online and be even more careful about her diet after her sterilization of the male cat. In convalescence and beyond. As for the growth of our animal, there are no consequences: it will grow normally and the operation does not affect.
Male cat neutering: side effects
No side effects, therefore, for the sterilization of the male catindeed, I would say many benefits, for his health, for our home, for our health, consequently. For the health of the cat itself it is great that it stop fighting with other cats to conquer the kitten of his dreams, he will avoid getting hurt and getting into trouble.
The only trick is to do not make it fat, but just be a little careful and I wouldn't talk about a side effect. We also take into account that sometimes our sterilized cat wants attention, sweet sweet meows, and does not want food, but cuddles.
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