Franklin Vets Blog

Spey that cat!

September 30, 2021

Spring is here and with it comes cats coming on heat and getting pregnant.

Kate speying Cassie

Dr Kate Phillips speying Cassie

Why spey?
  • 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! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿงก Cassie says it’s all good!

cat post spey

Cassie recovering post spey

Dr Nikki Frost BSc BVSc MANZCVS (Medicine of Cats)