Spay & Neuter Your Feline

 

An Important Procedure

For Long Term Health & Happiness

Spaying and neutering by a licensed professional is a routine surgical appointment that will help your cat lead a longer, healthier, happier life. These procedures are beneficial to males and females of all ages, whether you are welcoming a new kitten into your family or have adopted an adult.

Founded in 1975, we are the longest standing feline-only animal hospital in Chicago. Our staff members have dedicated their entire professional careers to felines and would be honored to care for your baby too! Call or contact us today to set up an appointment.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Benefits Of Spaying & Neutering:

Reduce Risk Of Certain Cancers

If a female is spayed before her first heat, her chances of having breast cancer (the most fatal cancer to female cats) are nearly eliminated! When a male cat is neutered, it eliminates his chance of testicular cancer.

Eliminate Reproductive Diseases

Spaying your female feline improves her overall quality of life and reduces the risk of reproductive health problems such as pyometra, an infection in the uterus that is a life threatening condition.  

Resolve Behavioral Issues

We can help cats of all ages. If your cat is exhibiting behavioral problems such as urine spraying to mark territory, aggression toward people or other animals or ‘escaping’ behavior, surgery may be the only solution.

Reduce Unwanted Population

Spaying or neutering your cat is an important choice for your community as a whole. Reducing the unwanted animal population in your area will lead to more shelter animals being welcomed into a loving, 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 testicals. 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 after care 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. However, surgery should be considered for a cat of any age if he/she is exhibiting behavioral problems.

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.
Will My Cat’s Personality Change?
No! Your cat will still have the same character traits but behavioral issues such as aggression, urine spraying and ‘escaping’ behavior will be eliminated. His or her attention will be redirected to family time instead of trying to find a mate!

Why Choose Chicago Cat Clinic?

Extraordinary Care in a Calm Environment

Feline-Only

No canines means less stress during your cat’s visit!

Devoted Team

Our entire staff has dedicated our careers to cats!

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