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Neutering Male Cats (Castration)

The male cat reaches sexual maturity between five to eight months of age and it is at this time he will start to mark his territory; either inside or outside your house. He does this by urinating, or “spraying” the areas where he lives. As the male cat matures, his urine takes on a distinctive aroma which is unique to him and very unpleasant to his human cohabitants!

Whilst he is marking out his territory it is very possible that he will encounter other cats in the neighbourhood (who may be protecting their territory) and end up in a fight. This can put him at risk from cat bite abscesses, road traffic accidents and two incurable diseases we see most commonly in unneutered male cats: Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

We recommend you have your cat castrated between four and a half and five months of age. Doing the operation whilst he is still young can prevent urine marking and the need to roam and pick fights, which ultimately results in a much happier cat!

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