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Sterilisation of the cat

Sterilisation of the female cat is a relatively simple procedure in which the ovaries are removed under general anaesthesia. This is done in the form of a day admission, where the cat is brought to the practice sober and can go home the same day. Of course, to be sober, your cat must stay in the house the night before the procedure. If it is difficult to let your cat fatten up, you can bring her in the night before. Thanks to suturing into the skin and the use of pain medication, there is usually no aftercare.
Spaying offers some not inconsiderable advantages for the cat: no unwanted litters, less wandering around, no heat with its accompanying behavioural changes, no nocturnal squawking and less risk of contracting an infectious disease, such as cat Aids.
Moreover, by doing this, you will be doing your bit to curb the rampant multiplication of cats, the stray cat population and the overloading of shelters.
This is an operation that is legally required for females before they change owners – along with identification (by means of a microchip) and registration of the microchip in a central database.
This procedure is preferably done before the female cat becomes fertile, i.e. no later than 5 months of age.
After the operation, you must be very careful not to let her get too fat, but with an adapted diet, sufficient exercise and the necessary discipline, this should not be a problem. At the same time, this is the main measure to prevent cystitis and bladder stones.