Why should I have my female cat speyed?

There are many reasons why it is advisable to have your female cat speyed (dressed).

  • To prevent the birth of unwanted kittens
  • To prevent the nuisance of a female cat on heat attracting tom cats.
  • Prevents womb infections (pyometra).

Are there any disadvantages of the operation?

As with all general anaesthetics there is always a slight risk but this is minimal in young healthy cats.

Should she have a litter before being speyed?

No – this is not necessary. It will not alter her temperament if she does or does not have kittens.

So when should she be speyed?

We can spey her from approximately 6 months of age.

Will she take a long time to recover after the operation?

Not normally. She will usually be sent home on the day of the operation. You can expect her to be subdued for the first few days after the operation. The stitches will be removed 10-12 days later. It is best to keep her indoors during this time.