"When unspayed boys are left with a clowder of neutered girls, they get extremely frustrated, and end up badly injuring or even killing the females, so it's essential that feral cats are spayed
regardless of their sex," West explained.
A (Answer): I feel that 4 months old is almost always the best time to spay or neuter.
The long-term benefits of elective spay (OHE) at 4 months of age include: no unwanted pregnancies; no negatives associated with heat cycles--messy "spotting" in the house, etc.; a huge reduction in mammary tumors later in life and the elimination of pyometra, which can he deadly.
If you are not already convinced that the "new spay is the better way," consider the following complications that can be mitigated or avoided all together when the uterus remains unscathed:
What should you do if you are planning to have your dog spayed? Talk with your veterinarian about this article.
The donation required to adopt varies by animal and includes $10 for a hamster, or $225 for a spayed
or neutered, vaccinated, tested, microchipped dog treated with flea prevention.
Braced by surgical gloves filled with hot water, anesthetized feral cats await space on the operating table during a Feral Cat Coalition mobile spay
and neuter clinic.
The cats will be taken to the WAG clinic in west Eugene, where they will be spayed
or neutered, and then returned to Springfield at the end of the day to the drop-off spot, where owners will pick them up.
In a spay
surgery, a small portion of the uterus--called the uterine stump--is left attached to the cervix.
The 48-year-old Oakridge resident and animal welfare advocate has started a nonprofit advocacy group dubbed Community Animal Relief Effort - or CARE - that raises funds for spay
and neuter services for animals in low-income households and for feral cats.