- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Unless you intend to breed cats for the show, there is no reason cat owners should not spay female cats or neuter male cats. Spaying and neutering not only reduces the risk of senior cats developing diseases such as kidney disease or cancer but also helps reduce the unwanted pet population. Every year thousands of homeless cats must be put to sleep at animal shelters because irresponsible owners neglected to have their cats spayed or neutered. Both procedures are simple, minimally invasive surgeries involving your American Fork veterinarian removing a male cat's testicles or a female cat's reproductive organs. Cats remain overnight at our animal hospital following the spay or neuter procedure and can be picked up the next morning by owners.
Male kittens can be safely neutered at 3 to 5 months of age as long as they are healthy and disease free. In addition to making male cats incapable of impregnating intact female cats, male cat neutering also:
Spaying female kittens between 4 to 5 months old (before their reproductive organs have fully matured) prevent older female cats from developing mammary cancer, a disease fatal to cats. In addition, removing the uterus also eliminates the risk of pyometra, another serious disease affecting female cats when pus collects in their uterus.
Other advantages to feline spaying include:
Although spaying and neutering may not get rid of all your cat's behavioral problems, sterilizing cats will not cause them to gain weight. Instead, weight gain in cats is attributed to the same thing that makes humans gain weight--eating too much and not getting enough exercise to burn off excess calories.
If you have questions about spaying or neutering your cat or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our veterinarian in American Fork today at 801-692-1563.
Your pet's health is our priority!
Fill out the form below to request an appointment and save $10 OFF your first visit!
*Must request $10 off discount when you make your appointment*