Franklin Vets Blog
Spey that cat!
September 30, 2021
Spring is here and with it comes cats coming on heat and getting pregnant.
- Avoiding unwanted pregnancy, though very important, is not the only reason to spey your cat.
- Speying reduces mammary tumours which are malignant and highly aggressive in cats 90% of the time.
- It also stops life-threatening uterine infection (pyometra) from occurring.
- A large study in the USA found that speyed female cats lived 39% longer. This may be in part due to a decreased tendency to roam looking for mates, which can expose them to other animals, increasing the risk of fights or other traumas such as getting hit by cars.
- And even female cats can spray urine to advertise themselves to potential mates so speying reduces this kind of unwanted behaviour.
It’s Level 3 so book in your cat spey now! Cassie says it’s all good!