Neutering cats (castration or spay) is mainly done so that they will not reproduce, but there are many added benefits to the procedure.

  1. Neutered male cats are less likely to spray and mark the house with urine and the risk of testicular and prostate cancer is reduced.
  2. Neutered female cats have a reduced risk of mammary and ovarian cancer and other diseases associated with the reproductive organs.
  3. Neutered cats are usually less aggressive towards other cats in the same household.
  4. Neutered cats are less likely to roam around outside and get into fights with other cats. Cat bite wounds can easily become seriously infected and form abscesses under the skin than can remain hidden until they burst, causing severe damage to the skin and surrounding tissue and needing veterinary care. Fighting with other cats can also spread diseases, like feline immunodeficiency virus and rabies.
  5. Non-neutered cats that roam are more likely to get into traffic accidents, get lost, injured or stolen.
  6. There are other diseases that can spread from cat to cat via close contact when roaming. ‘Ringworm’ is a fungal skin diseases that will manifest as round hairless areas on the skin. Mange is another contagious skin condition, caused by microscopic parasites, producing very itchy patches on the skin. Other diseases include feline infectious peritonitis and feline leukemia virus, both serious diseases with no cure.

Reducing unwanted pregnancies and kittens is VERY important, but neutering will also help your cat live a longer and healthier life.

 

Article by Dr. Laura Wessman

KSPCA Volunteer

8 replies
  1. Shirl
    Shirl says:

    Hey @Kspca,
    There’s astray cat in the compound and a month ago it gave birth to 3 kittens. I set a carton lined with some warm clothes outside & that’s where the 4 sleep. I’m worried, as now I’m going back to campus, we have a new neighbour with a chihuahua that’s had confrontations with this stray mother, and I’m afraid the kittens will end up as stray cats, or even worse dead.

    Can you please help?

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Shirlie. Please contact us directly on 0733571125 or 020-2430318 for further assistance from the relevant department.

      Reply
  2. rossie
    rossie says:

    I have a female kitten that was born with one deformed eye can you guys adopt it??? I already have three cats and do not intend to keep her

    Reply
  3. jacob malaba
    jacob malaba says:

    vegan and animal lover,i have a pet cat called Kiara Benjie Sabrina, planning for spaying next month she is turning 6 months old. how much does it cost..
    Thanks for great caring of animals.

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Jacob. Did you adopt the pet from us? If so, please book an appointment via 0733571125; the adoption fee includes vaccination and spaying/neutering costs. If not, please consult with a vet around your region for further assistance.

      Reply
  4. Lanelle Maina
    Lanelle Maina says:

    Hello KSPCA ,Do you still have your feral cat scheme in progress .I live in a area with a big number of cats .I Have two cats in very different situation.The first one a [grey] is healthy and eating well.While the second one[Orange and white] is covered in scratches and is scared of being touched which causes some problems but we still work on it.

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Lanelle. Yes the Feral Cat Control Program is still ongoing. Kindly get in touch with us via 0733571125 for further assistance.

      Reply

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