Neutering your cat is beneficial in many ways. It reduces unwanted pregnancies that contribute to cat overpopulation. It can reduce the risk of certain health problems such as testicular and breast cancer. It can keep the cat from roaming and possibly getting lost or hurt. This can also reduce the risk of cat marking and urinating. And finally, it can shut down aggressive or territorial behavior and help cats feel calmer. You will be healthier, happier, and sometimes live longer.
Why is it Important to Neuter and Spay Cats?
Neutering cats prevents unwanted pregnancies and homelessness. According to the Animal Welfare Association, 6.5 million pets are given up or found homeless every year. Cats, in particular, suffer from this.
Cats breed rapidly, so the presence of strays can quickly lead to unwanted pregnancies. Indoor cats are no exception, especially when several cats live in a household without being restrained. Cats become sexually mature at around 6 months. So if you don’t act in time, there may be a litter.
Neutering your cats is a responsible action carried out by loving pet owners. If you are not a breeder, you risk the kittens being released into an unforgiving world. Many people want a cute kitten until it grows up and becomes a burden.
Fortunately, in recent years there has been more information and affordable options for all owners. Instead of worrying about the financial consequences of such an operation, owners can find the options that best suit them.
What Happens During the Intervention?
The surgical procedure for tomcats and cats is a little different. First, both cats are given a sedative to fall into a deep sleep – they won’t feel a thing.
Internal anesthesia is not necessary for male cats. You will be given a general anesthetic beforehand. The vets make a small incision in the scrotum and remove each testicle.
In female animals, veterinarians must make an incision and work inside the body to remove the ovaries, uterus, and reproductive tract. So the procedure is a little more involved and the recovery time is a little longer in female cats.
Costs for Neutering and Re-trapping
If you choose to have your cat neutered, the total price depends on the method you choose. Of course, you can take your cat to your trusted veterinarian for the procedure. But there are also plenty of inexpensive options if you can’t afford the high fees.
Private veterinary facilities can have very different costs.
The price depends on a few things. In general, the price depends on the area you live in, the facility itself, and local rate competition.
The national average cost of neutering a female cat is between €300 and €500. Neutering a cat is slightly cheaper and costs around 200 EUR.
Animal shelters or rescue services
The castration services of animal shelters and rescue services usually pale in comparison to the conventional veterinarians. They offer affordable options to families who need financial assistance, making it affordable for virtually everyone. Many animal shelters vary in prices for these services, but in most areas, you will pay between €40 and €140 to spay a female and €30 to €100 to spay a male.
Mobile clinics are groups of licensed veterinarians and veterinary nurses who travel from place to place to perform neutering. These clinics tend to be a fast, efficient, and inexpensive alternative to traditional veterinary surgeries. In general, the cost is between 60 and 80 euros for females and 30 to 60 euros for males.
Other costs to consider
If your cat’s vaccinations are up to date and she’s healthy, you may only have to pay for the surgery – and possibly a session fee if you go to a vet.
However, if your cat’s vaccinations are not up to date, a booster shot will usually be required everywhere. The cost of booster vaccinations for cats varies greatly depending on what vaccinations they need. Your cat should be updated every 3 years.