The process of neutering is fairly simple. Basically, it requires surgically removing part of your male pet’s reproductive organ–the testicles. Not only does neutering your pet act as a method of birth control, it also prevents the spraying of urine and it reduces roaming behaviors. It reduces territorial aggression, and neutered cats don’t suffer from reproductive cancers or infections.
Process of Neutering: The Procedure
The surgery is quick and relatively painless to the animal. Neutering is usually done when the animal is between two and six months old. He will be placed under anesthesia, first of all. Then the veterinarian surgeon will make two small incisions in the testicular sac, through which he can remove the testicles, the epididymis, and the spermatic cord. Prosthetic testicles can be inserted if desired, although it is not necessary. The incision is healed with glue or stitches.
Process of Neutering: Post-Surgical Expectations
Since the procedure in non-invasive, animals typically recover very quickly from neutering. They may be groggy after waking up, due to the after-effects of anesthesia. Take note that neutering is not an immediate (although it is a permanent) form of birth control; male animals may be able to impregnate female animals for up to 30 days after the surgery.
Process of Neutering: Post-Surgical Care
The veterinarian may give you pain medication; if so, give this medicine to your pet in the required doses. Keep him indoors for at least two days after the procedure, and check the incision regularly to ensure that it stays clean and free of debris. Many veterinarians advise owners to keep their animals calm for a few days after neutering to prevent the incision from opening.
Neutering is quick and easy. It involves removing the testicles, and possibly other reproductive organs, from a male animal. Neutering your pet prevents reproduction, most importantly. Secondly, it can prevent some types of cancer and infections (and it keeps him from stinking up your house!).
Understanding the Cat Neutering Process
Process of Neutering
** Note: This author does not claim to be a veterinary professional. Please contact your veterinarian if you plan to have your pet sterilized or if you have any further questions.**