My cat is always inside and
there's no chance she will get pregnant. There are tomcats in the
neighborhood but since she's never outside, why should I get her spayed?
indoor... cat... why spay
Excellent question! One reason to spay your
cat is to prevent her from coming into heat (estrus cycle).
Cats are what is called "seasonally polyestrus" which means they
may have several short heat cycles during a season of the year.
Outdoor cats usually go into heat in late winter; indoor cat could begin the estrus cycle any time!
During a cycle they often seem very affectionate,
vocal, stretch out with back arched and act like they have fleas or a skin
problem. A slight discharge may be noticed. In fact, they can
become very annoying for days to weeks and even seem annoyed
Some unspayed cats will develop a mucometria
where the uterus fills with mucous and can affect the cat's health; a
severe uterus infection called pyometra
also can develop which may require emergency surgery!
| Doctor's Notes
All cats should be kept under control to avoid vigorous activity for
7 to 10 days following a spay procedure. Be sure to check
the incision daily for any signs of infection, drainage or
Read the instructions!
Most topical products are not
repellants, they kill fleas and ticks on contact with skin oils.
Do not expect these topical medications to keep pets totally free
from fleas and ticks... their job is to kill parasites after the
parasites contact the skin; they are NOT repellants!