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Adopting a male or female cat, what's the difference?


When the time comes to adopt a kitten, there are bound to be sexual problems. However, if you decide to undergo contraceptive castration surgery on your cat, it will make little difference to you. Whether a cat is "wild" or "cute" is a more personal and educational question.

Hot cat symptoms, urine marking, running away, fights between cats... All these sexual behaviors are incompatible with a cat's life indoors. As a result, today over 80% of cats and kittens are spayed or neutered. As a result, adopting a male or female cat is more a matter of preference.

If you're preparing to take on a kitten in an apartment or house, this article will also help you decide if and when to sterilize the kitten - the cat's health problems.

Cat or cat: Does neutering change a cat's character?

Neutered cats, male or female, are considered more "affectionate", less likely to escape and closer to their owners, especially if sterilization is carried out before puberty. The coexistence of several cats in the same home is made easier by the low level of aggression between them.

How to avoid cat tagging.

Humans and cats as a whole in the heat are accustomed to marking their territory through urine deposits and claw marks in the environment. Marking generally diminishes with sterilization, and the premature meowing associated with a cat's heat also diminishes.

Should a cat have a litter in her lifetime?

This belief is not based on objective data. Conversely, in terms of cat health, early sterilization reduces the risk of mammary tumors, especially if carried out before puberty.

When does a cat first develop a fever?

Puberty in cats generally occurs around 6 months of age, and many unwanted pregnancies begin when very young cats escape their owners' supervision. Beware: the first fever in a cat often occurs in early spring; cats born at the end of the year can go into heat as early as 4 months of age.

Once you've adopted a kitten, don't hesitate to schedule a sterilization with a veterinarian as soon as you've had your kitten vaccinated.

When should I undergo contraceptive castration surgery on a male cat?

Most cats undergo surgery when they reach 6 months of age, but it is possible to intervene earlier. Early sterilization has the advantage of better preventing the appearance of undesirable actions. If you're going to adopt 2 cats - male and female - don't miss the opportunity and spay them as soon as possible.

What should we think about "pills" for cats?

These drugs are reserved for cats who want to reproduce later. Long-term use is not recommended, as it increases the risk of mammary tumors, uterine infections and diabetes... If you don't intend to breed your cat, choose surgery instead: more reliable, less restrictive and more dangerous for your health.