There are several reasons.
- To prevent him fathering unwanted kittens.
- Greatly reduces urine spraying (territory marking).
- Stops that “tom cat smell”.
- Helps prevent roaming.
- Reduces the incidence of fighting and makes them more docile.
Are there any disadvantages?
As with all general anaesthetics there is always a slight risk but this is minimal in younger animals.
When should he be castrated?
At any age from approximately 6 months.
Will he take a long time to recover after the operation?
Not normally. He will be sent home on the day of the operation. You can expect him to be subdued for the one or two days after the operation when he should be kept indoors.