My five-year-old cat got spayed yesterday. The process was very interesting. I was debating on saving money and taking her to C-Snip because they only charged $45 and I believe that included a microchip. My regular vet charges $125 + $21 for the microchip. I decided to take her to my vet because if they see anything else wrong they can take care of it right there. They also were going to check her teeth, trim her nails. I was under the assumption they were going to do blood work too, but that was an added charge. Another reason why I decided to take her to my vet to have the surgery is because I was worried that people lied about having their cats checked for FeLv, shots and if they are getting strays in they might have respiratory infections. I wanted to try to prevent my baby from catching anything.
I picked her up this morning at 11:30am. She is doing pretty well. It is hard to keep a kitten not jump up on things. She was a crazy cat today.
As I am writing this she is sleeping next to my mom on the couch being cute. I can't believe how fast she is growing. It seems like just yesterday we were bottle feeding her.
I can't stress how important it is to get your cat fixed. Getting a cat spayed or neutered does not just prevent having kittens, peeing all of the place it also brings down the risk of cancer.
Did you know that female cats can go into heat as young as four months? They can get pregnant that young too but usually, the babies won't survive. It can also kill the mother cat too.