Why should you sterilize your cat?
Still not sure if it’s a good choice to sterilize your kitten? Despite all the advantages it has and those we will tell you about below, there is still a lot of misinformation and there are quite a few people who are reluctant to consider sterilizing their furry friend. However, evidence shows that it is an advantage to do so, both for their well-being and yours. Factors like testosterone can cause your cat to suffer frustration and become somewhat aggressive, sensitive and sometimes territorial. This type of inconvenient behavior can be solved and disappear through sterilization.
The decision to sterilize our pet is an act of responsibility towards them. It is an action that is in our hands as owners and lovers of our hairy companion. It is a basic operation to prevent and avoid general health problems, and is the best option to ensure birth control in dogs and cats, to avoid unwanted births and especially uncontrolled offspring.
By sterilizing you can avoid the sacrifice and abandonment of thousands of puppies and kittens that we suffer year after year.
Let’s list some benefits we can achieve by sterilizing our loyal companion:
More and better life expectancy:
- Females: Sterilization helps prevent uterine infections and breast and matrix cancers (ovarian and breast cysts and tumors). Eliminates zeal and psychological pregnancies disappear.
- Males: Prevents testicular cancer (cysts, brucellosis, testicular, prostate and anal tumors).
Increased population control:
- It is also known to prevent unwanted pregnancies and offspring with an uncertain future. In fact, it reduces the number of abandoned animals.
- Sterilization has a much lower cost than having and caring for offspring.
- From BRAVERY we encourage you to make this decision if you still hesitate, because allowing your pet to have offspring with no intention of caring for them afterwards is irresponsible. Sterilization is a preventive action that, in addition to improving the quality of life of the pet, contributes to the birth control of the canine and feline species and avoids overpopulation and unwanted births, which often end up being abandoned on the street or saturating pet rescue centers.
The surgical operation is a simple procedure and does not involve any trauma to the pet or frustration of any kind. Their quality of life improves and so does their life expectancy. Nowadays surgical techniques allow the procedure to be non-invasive. In addition, recovery time takes between 24 and 48 hours, post-operative cures are minimal and the pet returns to its normal life in a very short time.
As the FAADA Association tells us through its campaign soyresponsable.org: “Most people who crossbreed their dogs or cats have good intentions and good expectations for all puppies and kittens. Unfortunately, nowadays, it is very difficult to get adopters for all pets who also become responsible for them throughout their life, especially with numerous litters. At best an unexpected litter ends up generating anxiety and concern in the owner if he or she fails to place the puppies in suitable homes. At worst, puppies end up abandoned or dead.”
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