Street Cats of Vis : Helping People Help Cats

Many people believe in myths about spaying and neutering. Here’s a reality check.

Myth: I should wait until the cat has one litter before getting her spayed.

Reality: it’s best to have female cats spayed before they’re sexually mature (so before four months old) to prevent unwanted kittens and to reduce their chance of getting certain cancers by 85%.

Myth: the cat will no longer hunt mice if s/he is sterilized.

Reality: If a cat likes to hunt mice, s/he will continue to do so after sterilization.

Myth: spaying or neutering will change the cat’s personality.

Reality: Male cats will become less aggressive, but that’s a good thing. Otherwise, the only thing sterilization will change is the cat’s ability to procreate.

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