Pets, living together with people are not able to mate and have offspring as they would do living in the wild. When animals are in heat but not bred, especially cats suffer from constant stress, owners have a lot of problem (cats mark the territory, mew at nights, dogs become aggressive, often escape, bitches are bleeding and often become allegedly pregnant) . Therefore, if You do not plan to breed Your pet, the best solution – castration and sterilization. Castration and sterilization are recommended for young animals: cats – from 6 months of age, dogs from 8-10 months of age. Scientific studies have shown that castration and sterilizaof dogs before the first estrus, helps to avoid mammary tumors, genital infections and tumors in old age. Castrated and sterilized cats do not mark the territory, dogs do not suffer from prostate diseases.
There are a few myths, influencing owner not neuter their pets:
- The animal character will change. After castration and sterilization there is no hormons which stimulate the animal to mate. That is why the pet becomes calm, its appetite can increase, thus if it is fed too much can become obese, sluggish, and slow. Therefore, it is important to adjust the diet, it is the best to buy feed for neutered animals.
- The female should have at least one litter. Recent studies have shown that in order to prevent cancer processes, cats must be neutered before the first estrus, bitches should be sterilized 3 – 4 months after the first estrus.
- Castration and sterilisation are psychological trauma to the animal. People often try to adjust their thinking and stereotypes to the animals and perceive catration and sterilization as inadequacy. Meanwhile, animals do not understand their infertility, simply after castration and sterilization there is no hormons which stimulate them to mate and they live a wholesome, interesting and peaceful life.
It is needed to register for the castration and sterilization in advance, do not sterilize the females in heat, the bitch can be sterilized 3 – 4 months after estrus, 12 hours before the operation the animal is not allowed to eat. In our clinic castration and sterilization are always performed by a qualified veterinarian. General anesthetic, sterile instruments and materials are used durng surgery. A course of antibiotics are most commonly prescribed after operation in order to avoid the possibility of postoperative complications. About post-operative care of Your pet tell You will be told by a veterinarian. After 8 – 10 days surgical sutures be removed, thus You and your four – legged friend will be able to live peacefully and happily.