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 2421 Line Ave.

Shreveport, LA

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Your cat is a companion, a friend, and in a real sense a member of your family. In order to reduce the number of animals ending up in shelters or being euthanized, we encourage you to discuss spaying or neutering your cat with your veterinarian. Together we can work as a team to help reduce the number of unwanted and abandoned animals. Both male and female cats are mature enough to reproduce between the ages of six to nine months.


Female cats come into heat cycles every three to four weeks during certain times of the year. Many female cats will become nervous during these heat cycles and exhibit unusual behaviors such as rolling on the floor, furtively hiding, or wanting constant attention. Female cats often become quite vocal, too, meowing plaintively through their cycle. Surgical neutering of female cats called ovariohysterectomy, completely eliminates all heat cycles and the accompanying unwanted bleeding cycle, nervousness, and desire to mate. Neutering your female cat will also protect your cat from uterine infections and other diseases as well as difficult or dangerous pregnancies. Studies show that by spaying your female cat before her first heat cycle, you can greatly reduce her chances of developing mammary cancer later in life. The surgery includes the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus.


Most male cats are ready and willing to reproduce by the time they are six to 12 months of age. There are able to breed consistently throughout the year or whenever they are exposed to a receptive female. Cats are prone to wander in search of romance and find themselves exposed to fighting with another animals or dangers such as cars.


In addition, male cats are well-known to mark their territories by spraying odorous urine on furniture, walls, shrubs, etc.  Surgical neutering of male cats, called orchiectomy, eliminates any reproductive behavior and reduces urine odor and the desire to spray. Your male cat will continue to have his own unique personality. He will be less likely to roam and enjoy staying at home more. The surgery removes the testicles.  We'll help you decide when is the best time to spay or neuter your cat, and discuss any concerns or questions you may have about this surgery.







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