cat spaying

Why do veterinarians sterilize cats with a gonadectomy rather than a tubal ligation or a vasectomy?

Vets in American nearly always sterilize female and male cats with a procedure called a gonadectomy. This operation is more…

1 week ago

Spaying and neutering is ethical while declawing is not

Sometimes I see the argument that cat declawing is no different from de-sexing; the spaying and neutering of cats. They…

2 months ago

Do spayed cats go into heat and have the urge to mate?

No, properly spayed cats do not go into heat and do not have the urge to mate. The surgery is…

2 months ago

Has coronavirus slowed down the spaying and neutering of feral cats in America?

I guess were not going to know the true effect that the coronavirus pandemic has had on feral cat population…

2 months ago

We need to interview people who fail to sterilise their cats

Pretty well daily we read stories of people who have gotten in over their heads in caring for cats because…

3 months ago

Do private practice veterinarians desex cats later than shelters and if so why?

I have just been informed by the authors of a study on the impacts of pet cats on Australian wildlife…

3 months ago

Spaying cats is good for them but low estrogen in humans is bad for us

All the reports state that spaying female cats is a good thing for cats and humans. They say the operation…

11 months ago

Does feral cat ear-tipping need clearer guidelines and higher standards?

While browsing the internet I noticed this photograph by Nancy Simmons of an ear-tipped cat. I'll guess and say that…

1 year ago

Near 100% spaying and neutering of domestic cats would put back cat domestication

Introduction: the spaying and neutering of cats is a good thing for obvious reasons. This article is not against spaying…

1 year ago

Animal shelter inadvertently gave me a pregnant cat then demanded that I abort and spay her

By Tracey Wilson - Readers' Forum Our local SPCA adopted a cat to us. I noticed after a week that…

2 years ago