Neutering your cat

The main reason we recommend neutering is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. There are also health benefits as explained below.

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Female cats are usually spayed to prevent them becoming pregnant, and spaying will also eliminate the risk of a female cat in season being chased and potentially injured by a tom cat. Your cat is also less likely to develop breast cancer, and will also be saved from life-threatening womb infections. The operation is best performed before she has her first season, and is normally carried out around 4 - 6 months of age. If your cat has already had kittens, she can be spayed as soon as the kittens have been weaned.


Neutered male cats tend to be less aggressive and so roam and fight less, reducing the risk of road accidents and injury from fighting with other cats. Castration also reduces the likelihood of a male cat spraying strong-smelling urine to mark out their territory, including inside your house. We recommend that cats are castrated at 4 - 6 months of age. Although your male cat cannot become pregnant(!), neutering helps prevent unwanted litters of kittens.