If you decide to neuter the cat – do not immediately sign up for the operation. First, consult your vet – let him examine your pet, assess his condition. Possible before the operation will need to pass a urine and feces – especially if we are talking about adult animal that might have time to "earn" urolithiasis (kidney infection are contraindications to surgery). If the cat found infections or parasites need to produce the treatment. The operation can be done no earlier than three weeks after that.
If the cat is not vaccinated, the vaccination will also need to spend to castration for 3-4 weeks. After the operation, the animal organism will be weakened and the risk of "catching" an infection will increase.
Immediately before surgery the cat will have to starve. Drugs for anesthesia in animals cause a gag reflex, so is done only on an empty stomach. Stop to feed the pet for 12 hours before surgery, water for 4-6 hours.
If the cat is very nervous during visits to the veterinary clinic before you travel for surgery, you can give him a sedative, so he felt extra stress. But in this case, be sure to pre-consult with your veterinarian.
Before you go into surgery, prepare everything you need in order to help your cat postoperative period. The first thing you will need – warm and wind-protected place where the cat will "move away" from the anesthesia. Better if the "nest" will be located on the floor: in the early hours of coordination of movements the cat can be broken.
Remove from the tray filler. Hard pellets can injure or clog the wound – so the first week after surgery it is better to put in the tray is torn to pieces of paper. Can be purchased for these purposes 2-3 roll of cheap toilet paper.
Can also be purchased in veterinary pharmacy or pet store plastic postoperative collar that will not allow the animal to lick the wound, thereby slowing the healing process. This problem often occurs during sterilization of females, but some cats may also show an increased interest in postoperative seams. To predict in advance how to behave like an animal, so it is better to prepare in advance collar.
Advice 2 : Why neutered cats
Neutering cats is a simple and quick surgical operation done to prevent natural fertilization. If the pet owner is not going to breed, this procedure will save him from many problems in the future and help myself to an animal.
Buying a cute and fluffy kitten, people rarely remember that it will turn into an adult cat in the Prime of puberty, and not thinking about castration. This operation is one of the most sought after in veterinary practice. This is a surgical procedure that removes the sex glands of an animal, resulting in the body of a cat reduces the amount of sex hormones, and a natural desire to continue the posterity is lost. Castration is not needed in that case, if the cat let out for a walk outside the house or apartment.
The main reason why most pet owners make it castration, is to get rid of many problems related to puberty pet, which contains only at home. 8-12 months the cat finally Matures and his body begins to ask for the satisfaction of natural needs. This is manifested in aggressiveness, recently affectionate and cute kitty begins to jump on people, biting and clawing. Unsatisfied desire makes cats often meow loudly, and even yelling, sometimes late at night, not allowing to sleep in their owners. The increased level of hormones causes them to refuse food, in result animals lose their hair, lose weight and look unhealthy.
Unneutered cats begin to mark territory with their urine: they did not miss any one corner, spoil your favorite things and leave a strong unpleasant odor, which is not easy to get rid of.
Not all cats behave during a sexual maturity, some level of hormones is less and less pronounced temperament.
Cats after castration
Castration eliminates all these problems and make the life of the owner of the cat is calm and pleasant. But the main reason you should do this operation, it is benefit for the animal. Many refuse to castration because of pity and unwillingness to deprive the pet of fun. They call this operation a mockery of the animals, not realizing that in fact bullying is to make the adult cat without the cat. This can not only lead to nervousness, exhaustion and problems with appearance, but more serious diseases – tumors of the prostate, prostatitis, adenoma of perianal glands.
Sometimes a cat jumping from the Windows of upstairs apartments to find the cat.
In animals there is no concept of "sex for pleasure", they are guided only by the instinct of procreation. Castration eliminates this instinct and does not affect other abilities of the cat: well, he continues to hunt, keeps a playful, lives life to the full, rarely picks up infectious diseases and more attached to owners. And most importantly, neutered cats live much longer and have a more enjoyable character.
Advice 3 : How to change the behavior of cats after castration
Puberty cats usually starts at 7-8 months. From this moment the owners can receive the first claim to the pet: the cat begins to meow loudly to mark territory, becoming more aggressive. All these problems can be avoided if time is neutered or spayed animal. However, many cat owners are wondering how to change the behavior and character of their Pets after surgery.
Castration is called surgical operation to remove the testicles in cats. This allows you to completely deprive an animal of libido and reproductive function. Sterilization of a cat is a ligation of the VAS deferens. The cat remains sexually active, but cannot fertilize the female.
Sometimes the concept of sterilization and castration confused. Each owner needs to decide which of the operations to his pet is preferable. Sterilization is considered to be more gentle, but the cat remains a full – "calls" partner a very loud meow, marking territory and so on. Some fans of cats argue that castration causes the development in cats of kidney stones. In fact it is not. If you decide to neuter your cat, you should know that the animal's behavior will change.
Immediately after surgery the cat will be under anesthesia. His house should be laid on a flat surface, better on the floor, and carefully observe the animals. After a few hours the cat will Wake up and want to move, I'll be sure to jump on its favorite place, for example, on a sofa or armchair. This is unacceptable, as your four-legged pet is still not recovered from the effects of drugs and can not coordinate his movements. In the next few days, the cat should be given more time than before: to pet the animal, play with it. This will make it easier to endure the stress.
When an animal forgets about the surgery (usually 10-14 days), his life is once again back on track, but observant owners will notice the change. The operation freed the cat from having to look for a cat to mate, and therefore, experience stress. Now his life was measured and comfortable all year. Neutered cats do not show strong interest to the street. Decreases the probability of their escape from the house or accidentally falling from the window or from the balcony. But spoil claws the furniture and Wallpaper the animal may never cease. This behavior is not due to sexual instinct, and the need to sharpen claws, so the castration issue a "cat pest" will not solve.
Throughout life after the surgery the cat is in any case impossible to overfeed. Owners should monitor portion size, even if the cat asks for more. Neutered cats have a slightly slow metabolism, because they spend less energy, and therefore unnecessary tidbits can cause obesity and early death of the pet.
Another incorrect statement is that after neutering, cats become lethargic and passive. In fact, the activity of cat depends entirely on his temperament. In the first months after castration, when it is made before the animal is one year old, the kitten will be playful. The older you will become your pet, the more time it will sleep, the calmer he will be as a whole. Castration it has nothing to do – just an animal matured. But an adult animal can regularly run sun Bunny and bite a toy mouse.