When adopting a kitten, the question of sex arises inevitably. For you, however, it will make little difference if you decide to sterilize your cat. The “wild” or “cuddly” nature of the cat is no longer a matter of self and education!
The manifestations of heat of the pussies, the urinary marking, the fugues, the fights between cats … all these sexual behaviors are not compatible with the life of a cat inside. Today, more than 80% of cats and cats are sterilized. Adopting a male or female cat is therefore more a question of preference.
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Cat or cat: Does sterilization change the character of the cat?
A sterilized male or female cat is considered more “affectionate”, less likely to run away and become closer to its owners, especially if sterilization is done before puberty. The coexistence of several cats in the same house is easier because the cats are less aggressive between them.
How to prevent the marking of cats?
Whole males and pussies in heat have the habit of marking their territory thanks to deposits of urine and traces of claws in the environment. The marking generally decreases with the sterilization, as well as the unwanted meowing that accompanies the heat of the pussies.
Should a cat be a litter in her life?
This belief is not based on any objective data. In the interest of the health of the cat, early sterilization on the contrary limits the risk of breast tumors, especially if it is practiced before puberty.
When do the first heats appear in a cat?
In a cat, puberty usually settles around the age of 6 months and many unwanted pregnancies start when a very young cat escapes the surveillance of its owners. Be careful, the first heat of the pussies often occurs in the early spring; a cat born at the end of the year can go into heat from the age of 4 months!
Do not hesitate to program the sterilization with your veterinarian from the first vaccination visits, after having adopted your kitten.
When should a male cat be sterilized?
Most cats are operated on when they reach the age of 6 months but it is possible to intervene before. Early sterilization has the advantage of better preventing the appearance of undesirable behaviors. If you adopt two kittens, one male and one female, do not take any risk and have them sterilized very early.
What do you think about “pills” for cats?
These drugs are to be reserved for the cats that we want to reproduce later. Their long-term use is not recommended because it increases the risk of mammary tumors, uterine infections, diabetes … If you do not plan to reproduce your cat, opt instead for surgery: more reliable, less restrictive and less dangerous for his health.