One common misconception about spaying a cat is the belief that a female needs to go through at least one heat cycle or have at least one litter before the deed is performed. Many feel that this is necessary for the proper emotional development of their pet, but in fact, it isn’t.
On the contrary, spaying before the first heat cycle will have no adverse effect on a pet’s mental well-being, and, as mentioned earlier, can offer significant medical benefits.
Another concern that many pet owners harbor is that neutering will cause their pets to gain weight. However, poor feeding practices, lack of exercise, or certain medical conditions (such as hypothyroidism) cause obesity, not the act of neutering. By addressing these issues, you can keep your neutered pet slim, trim, and healthy!