Millie was the purrfect model when she visited Abbeycroft Veterinary Surgery in Northwich following her routine spaying operation. Millie was given a medical t-shirt following her procedure, to stop her from licking the wound. These medical t-shirts are a great alternative to a buster collar also known as a lampshade or cone of shame! Millie was very content in her t-shirt and even co-ordinated her accessories to match (notice her cat carrier in the background of the photo).
Millie’s owners booked her in for a routine neutering operation at the Northwich based Abbeycroft Veterinary Surgery. Abbeycroft is one of only a few practices in the area to be awarded a cat-friendly clinic status, meaning cats like Millie have a stress-free experience at the vets.
Everything went smoothly with Millie’s neutering operation and she was fitted with a medical t-shirt to prevent her from licking or biting at her wound and stitches. Millie was invited back for a post-operative check with Veterinary Nurse Stacey a few days later.
During the post-operative check, Millie was more than happy to show Stacey her wound – the medical t-shirt had worked a treat!
Why Should You Neuter Your Cat?
Neutering (known as castration for males and spaying for females) has many benefits:
Stops unwanted breeding: A cat reaches sexual maturity from around the age of 4 months and a female cat can have up to 3 litters a year. Neutering stops unwanted breeding and kittens.
Health benefits: Female cats who are not neutered (or spayed) are more likely to suffer from pyometra and mammary tumours. Entire (non-castrated) male cats are also more likely to fight with other entire males and are at risk of sustaining injuries.
Controls unwanted behaviours: Male cats who are not castrated roam more, and display marking behaviours such as scratching and spraying.
What Age Should My Cat Be Neutered?
A cat can be neutered from the age of 4 months, however, your vet will be able to advise you based on the individual cat.