#1 – Your cat can live a longer and healthier life Spaying and neutering can prevent or vastly reduce your cat’s chances of developing several serious health conditions. Spayed females are far less likely to suffer from uterine infections and breast tumours, which are malignant or cancerous in about 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. Neutered males are immune from testicular cancer and decreases incidents of prostate disease. #2 – Spayed females won’t go into heat Most un-spayed females will go into heat for 4-5 days every few weeks during breeding season. They’ll exhibit all kinds of undesirable behaviours to attract a mate, not the least of which is relentless yowling. Many cats also urinate in inappropriate places around the house when they’re in heat. Spaying stops the heat cycle. #3 – Neutered males are less likely to roam Un-neutered males are more likely to seek creative ways to sneak out of the house. Once he’s out there he’ll be free to impregnate any un-spayed cats he encounters. He’ll also face all of the other dangers of the outdoors like traffic, aggressive animals, and abusive humans. #4 – Less likely to spray Cats who aren’t on the prowl for a mate feel less competitive and territorial about other cats being around. This means that cats who are spayed or neutered are far less likely to resort to territorial spraying. #5 – It’s cost effective and reduces overpopulation If cost is the reason you haven’t spayed or neutered your cat, just think of how expensive it would be to care for a litter of kittens! Spaying or neutering your cat prevents unwanted births, which helps reduce overpopulation.