Whether it is worth castrating or sterilizing a favourite cat? One and a half years ago the son brought
to the house of a kitten. Yes such makhonky, defenseless, weak and a lot of things still was at it. The cat should be washed and cured. At first I was categorical - carry away. But, seeing and understanding that it is difficult to child to throw an animal who he already brought home, I solved - let remains. So the kitten remained with us.
Of course, necessary we made all: washed, showed to the veterinarian, did vaccination. Everything was normal. In 11 months the spring came. Also problems began. As a cat of veins of the house (seldom went outside - it was his desire), it began to mark HOUSES too. And became it all the same where to do it, on a carpet or on a chair … In two days the smell began to appear. Began to look for a cat, found. Sent a cat for two days. The cat calmed down, our cat in any. It became clear what one to it will be a little. And does not want to look for. Songs were added. Will sit down on a window and as will start singing! And the most important when there is a wish to sleep most of all. Brought together council, decided to carry out castration. And not sterilization, namely castration. It was necessary to learn much interesting, than now I want to share also with you.
In what a difference between castration and sterilization?
At cats at castration are deleted by testicles through two small cuts on a scrotum. And at sterilization just tie up seed kanatik.
Sterilization less dangerous operation, but it does not deprive of you difficulties with an animal in the period of obvious sexual desire. That is cats continue to mark and “ to shout “. In case of sterilization they just do not give posterity. Therefore to sterilize a cat of sense is not present. Castration more dangerous operation, especially for cats. Also consequences are possible. For example, infections of urinogenital bodies or tumor of mammary glands. Therefore castration is recommended to cats.
When to do operation?
the rule two a semerok - from seven months to seven years Exists. So, from 7 months it is already possible to do operation, the exception is made by representatives exotic, “ synthesized “ breeds at which puberty is late.
But we, for example, hoped not to interfere nevertheless with private life of a cat until signs of sexual desire began to be shown. To the last believed that we will cope drops, tablets de-energizing. However it did not help.
it is desirable for b to castrate Kot to knitting. We, by the way, did not know at once it and even veterinarians did not warn us about it. And now our cat (at him - that with a cat everything developed, and one kitten was the poured-out our Mussolini), periodically has a desire which was less expressed, but it was not gone absolutely. As it appeared, production of male sex hormones is made by a hypophysis (to us then already it was explained), and it is that nobody deleted. Generally, the cat remembers HOW it was, and wants repetition.
Where to do operation? As always the choice is. It is possible to make in veterinary clinic. Operation takes on average about 20 - 30 minutes. However, for an animal it is an additional stress (if still animal did not take out anywhere). And it is possible to perform operation in house conditions, but provided that you are ready to be nearby during operation and the first three - four hours near an animal are constant.
Anyway, it is necessary to look after or independently, or on bandagings to carry in clinic.
What it is necessary to consider surely? Be ready that:
1. After operation the animal needs to provide to the quiet and peaceful place . One of the best options will be to lay a towel in a bathroom near the battery (the warm place). And it is obligatory to track an animal, there will not pass the anesthesia yet.
our cat did not want to lie at all. He wanted to get all the time above (on the furnace, a favourite window, and it is rather dangerous to an animal who is under anesthetic) therefore I, for example, held it the first 30 minutes on hands, and to cage at me the hand simply was not raised.
2. At cats - cats very rough language , and most often they do not lick a wound. However, whether our cat not absolutely usual whether that, but he, still being under anesthetic, constantly sought to lick the operated place. And razlizyvat a wound till it bleeds. Therefore we to the cat made special panties of usual children`s pampers (the opening for a tail is cut out), which he did not remove.
3. From the next day after operation it is necessary to of times a day, during two - three days to process peroxide, streptocide or brilliant green (if independently - it is necessary to hold and occupation it not for the faint-hearted people). It is the BEST OF ALL to consult in this case with the veterinarian.
4. The animal of can strongly be ill at this time , and can already begin to play on third day with you. Our cat, for example, did not want us to see the first two days at all, and only for the third day climbed to me early in the morning and began to purr. I was madly glad because when the cat purrs, so he moves to recovery.
5. Temperature and inflammatory processes happen EXTREMELY seldom. However it is necessary to track it. (Strong) it is desirable to force down temperature.
6. It is better not to castrate “ street “ a cat moreover is also aged more senior than two years. Why? If the animal got used to walk, then after operation this desire will not disappear! Moreover, it will be shown stronger. The cat right after operation will begin to be torn to the street, and the probability to catch an infection is high there. Especially it is not recommended to wash an animal at this time, and on the street it will surely soil. Such slip was made by our neighbors. They decided to castrate the adult street cat. The cat recovered much heavier and owners were worn out with him. At home could not leave, he so plaintively cried, it was necessary to release, home was dirty, to process was difficult.
7. After castration (sterilization) the animal should be fed with to special a dietary forage . And almost completely to exclude fish (crude fish and meat in general cannot be given - provoke an urolithic illness). It is obligatory to watch norm of a forage, and continuous availability of water.
8. It is not less important to be defined: with what you will feed . Veterinarians do not recommend to combine house food and forages. Or a forage house (meat, a bird, vegetables, porridges, dairy products), or any damp forages which allow to carry out prevention of an urolithic illness. It is the best of all to buy a special dietary forage (damp or dry). After such forage try to give any other. And you will understand that your cat itself knows that he is pleasant to him more. Our cat to force to eat any other forage rather difficult.
9. Important! In the course of life to watch pelvic area, to palpate a cat regarding knots and tumors. In veterinary clinic time in half a year is quite enough to perform special inspection.
Anyway before deciding, weigh everything pros and cons! Of course, when the animal gets used to live at home, near you, hardly you will have a desire to release it on the street, and then every time to wash it (when it returns from walks)... and it is harmful to animals. And if you have a cat, and every time you puzzle where to put kittens, then it is still good if you distribute them in “ kind hands “. Nevertheless castration to make the best way in such cases.
You remember also that during maturing the cat can become aggressive, all members of household, especially children on whom it is easier to attack from - for a corner can suffer from it.
Moreover, there is a set of positive sides which similar operation gives. In - the first, the castrated domestic cat lives much longer, he does not run everywhere, does not fight with various cats also does not eat on the street that got. The castrated cat seldom suffers from various including noninfectious diseases. As it is paradoxical, castration does life of a domestic cat fuller and healthy. And such cats till an old age remain kittens - igruchy and tender. Our Musik is nearly two years old, but game - his most favourite business, and about caress even nothing to add. With healthy and really it is many times more pleasant to pet to play, both to embrace and to iron and in general together to coexist far more interestingly!
Make the, right decision and be happy, enjoying communication with the favourite animal!