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Chicago Cat Clinic

Spay & Neuter Your Feline

Spaying and neutering by a licensed professional is a routine surgical appointment that will help your cat lead a longer, healthier, happier life.

Veterinary Services

Spay & Neuter

An Important Procedure

For Long-Term Health & Happiness

Spaying and Neutering is an important procedure for responsible pet ownership. Not only does it help to control the animal population, but it also has health benefits for your cat. For example, spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian cancer and reduces the risk of breast (mammary) cancer in cats, while neutering protects against testicular cancer. In addition, spaying and neutering can help to reduce undesirable behaviors, such as roaming and spraying.

Chicago Cat Clinic offers high-quality spay and neuter services at an affordable price. We use only the latest surgical techniques, and our experienced staff provides compassionate care for every cat. With our convenient location and flexible scheduling, we make it easy to get your cat the care he/she needs. Contact us today to learn more about our spay and neuter services.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Benefits Of Spaying & Neutering:

Reduce Risk Of Certain Cancers

Breast cancer, a deadly cancer in female cats, is almost completely avoided if a female is spayed before her first heat. A male cat who has been neutered won’t develop testicular cancer.

Resolve Behavioral Issues

We can help cats of all ages. Spay and neuter surgery can often help if your cat is displaying behavioral issues including spraying urine to mark territory, hostility against people or other animals, or ‘escaping’ behavior.

Eliminate Reproductive Diseases

The general quality of life of your female cat is enhanced by spaying, which also lowers the chance of reproductive health issues including pyometra, a potentially fatal infection of the uterus.

Reduce Unwanted Population

Everyone in your neighborhood should consider the importance of having their cat spayed or neutered. The less roaming unwanted animals, the more space shelters will have, and the more likely those pets can all find their forever home.

What To Expect

Surgery: Before, During & After

Spaying and neutering of a feline should only be performed by a licensed veterinarian. Spaying is the surgical removal of a female’s ovaries and uterus. Neutering is the surgical removal of a male’s testicles. Both of these procedures are routinely performed with very few complications.

Before scheduling a surgical appointment, your feline will undergo a complete physical examination and routine blood work for precautionary measures. When the test results come back, we will schedule an appointment.

Your cat will be put under general anesthesia during the operation to reduce any pain or discomfort. We will give you instructions for the best aftercare and send you home with pain medication.

Most felines are back to their normal behavior after a couple of days. With proper treatment, your feline’s surgical incision should heal within two weeks. If required, any sutures will be removed at a follow-up appointment. As always, we are here to help and answer any additional questions you may have!

FAQ’s

We Are Often Asked:

At What Age Should I Spay Or Neuter?

Ideally, cats should be spayed or neutered around 4 to 5 months of age to prevent problems before they occur.

Will My Cat Gain Weight Or Become Lazy?
If you feed your cat a healthy, balanced diet and stimulate him/her with playtime and exercise, your feline will not get fat! Although, you will need to decrease your cat’s caloric intake according to our vet’s recommendations.