Friday, March 20, 2009

The Advantages of Neutering your Male Cat

Most male cats that are not used for breeding purposed are castrated, neutered, so that they can no longer breed. This is crucial, since there are hundreds of kittens every year that go without homes. There are many advantages to neutering your toms, and the process is quite safe.

Male cats that have not yet been neutered are called tomcats. To tell you the truth, it can be hard to live with a tomcat, no matter how well disciplined he may be. When your cat is not castrated, he will want to get outside as frequently as possible to mate with female cats in heat. This can be dangerous if you live in an area that's busy and with lots of traffic. Worst if your cat is not used to being outdoors. Tomcats also wander a lot and it is possible for your cat to go too far and can't find his way home. Neutering it the best choice for you and your cat.

Tomcats are usually more aggressive than neutered cats. Because they want authority in a particular area, they may engage with other male cats in fights to drive them away. A fight not only cause injuries, but cats will fight to the death if they feel threatened. Fighting also spread diseases like the FeLV virus, which can be fatal. Neutering your cat will not stop the aggressiveness totally, but it will prevent your cat from actively seeking fights.

Vasectomies are not done with male cats. Rather, the simple neutering procedure will remove the male reproductive organs. Help make the world free of homeless cats.

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