On the issue of cat sterilization, some cat lovers agree, while others disagree. In fact, many parents who oppose sterilization of cats have some misunderstanding about this problem. Do you have such misconceptions about sterilization of cats?
1. It's inhumane to sterilize the cat. We should protect the cat's right to love.
Estrus is the physical effect of hormones, not love. Without birth control, more stray cats will be produced, which is harmful to the cat's health and against social morality. More social contradictions about cats will arise, and even survival can not be guaranteed. How can we talk about cat love?
2. When a cat is sterilized, it must be after it has reached adulthood and is in estrus for the first time.
Early sterilization of cats is good for the body, and male cats can also be operated during the hair stage. The cat can be sterilized in about five months, and after the sexual organs mature, the risk of reproductive organ diseases in the future will increase. Male kittens can be operated on during oestrus without danger.
3. Since sterilization can lead to obesity, obesity can also produce so many diseases, and male kittens are even more serious, we still don't want to sterilize them.
As long as it is controlled properly, the patients can not be obese after sterilization, and the diseases caused by non sterilization can not be effectively controlled. Reproductive diseases and even cancer are more terrifying than obesity.
4. Female cats should be sterilized later. It's better to wait for them to have a litter before surgery.
Sterilization should be done as early as possible, the earlier the more can avoid reproductive system diseases. If a female cat is sterilized before the first estrus, the possibility of breast cancer in the future is almost zero; after 2-3 years old, the risk of breast cancer rises to 7-8%; after 6-7 years old, the risk of breast cancer rises to 11-13%. Sterilization of female cats before maturity will not cause adverse effects on their growth and development. Surgery can be performed 4-6 months after birth.
5. Female cats used to be in heat, but later they stopped, so they didn't have to be sterilized.
This disorder of hair cycle is the signal of disease attack, so we must seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
6. After sterilization, more nutrition should be given to female cats, and more expensive fresh food should be given to female cats.
It is necessary to be cautious in taking tonic food after operation. Do not give the cat too much food or even overeating after the operation, otherwise it will disturb the cat's body, cause stress reaction and indigestion. Should also avoid unconventional food, lest cat allergy. It is suggested to listen to the doctor's advice, give the cat professional post-operative care pet food, and try to avoid eating animal viscera, beef and mutton, cooked food eaten by people, etc.
7. Cats that rarely lose heat don't need to be sterilized.
The older the cat is, the more likely it is to be affected by estrus and lead to reproductive system diseases. When the female's reproductive system has problems, it may be manifested as frequent puberty and obvious physical discomfort, or it may be manifested as less or no puberty at all. No matter whether the cat has developed disease or not, it should be sterilized as soon as possible.