What is spay/neuter?
Spay/neuter performed in a well-run clinic is the simplest, most humane method for ending feline death due to overpopulation. With few to no side effects, these common, routine surgical procedures sterilize cats, leaving them unable to reproduce (females are spayed, males are neutered). Only veterinarians perform these surgeries, following surgical prep, precautions and care similar to what humans receive when undergoing an operation. Incisions are small, no more than an inch and a half for females. The procedure takes place under anesthesia, so there is no pain or discomfort during surgery. Ask your veterinarian to perform a thorough pre-operative exam, making certain the feline is healthy for surgery. Whether free-roaming or indoor, every cat may be an excellent candidate for spay/neuter.