Spokane cat owners highly recommend all cat owners to quickly spay their female felines. It saves lives, prolongs lives and assists in preventing behavioral problems.
It is a very common and safe surgical procedure, known medically as an ovariohysterectomy which is the removal of the ovaries and uterus.
Ovariohysterectomy puts a stop to unwanted pregnancy, keeps a cat from going into heat, helps extensively in preventing breast cancer in later years, and prevents uterine infections in the cat’s later years.
Sad, but too true, literally millions of cats are euthanized every year simply because they are strays. Irresponsible, uncaring people simply dump cats on the roadside and drive off; telling themselves the animal will fend for itself.
When your kitten reaches six months of age, it is time to get her spayed--some people have it done when the kitten is younger. Thee most important point is to have the surgery performed before she goes into heat. Increasing daylight occurring in late winter and early spring encourage female cats to go into heat.
Don’t’ forget to take away all food and water when you go to bed the evening before surgery, and do not give your feline anything to eat or drink the morning of surgery. She should be able go home in the late afternoon on the same day as the surgery is performed if you take her in early in the morning. .
Pre-anesthetic preparation is important in every surgery regardless of how routine. Generally, spays receive a physical exam before surgery is performed. .Following this exam a small amount of blood is drawn for an in-hospital pre-anesthetic test...When everything meets the satisfaction of a certified veterinarian, administers a sedative is administered. This calms the cat down and makes the administration of the anesthetic, along with post operative recovery go much smoother. Once a cat is anesthetized, equipped for surgery, had her monitoring equipment hooked up and reading correctly, the surgery can begin.
The spay procedure starts off with a small incision in the skin; it minimizes anesthetic time when the time comes to suture the skin and muscles back together, and also minimizes post operative soreness. Smaller incisions heal faster and minimize the chance of complications as well. A precise location on the abdomen is selected to make the tiny incision. This special spot minimizes skin bleeding, gives the veterinarian direct access to the muscles he/she needs to go through to get into the abdomen, and puts them directly over the ovaries and uterus.
It is your responsibility to see that your female cat is spayed. It is worth every penny to have this procedure done.