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How will castration affect my cat?

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How will castration affect my cat? (black and white cat covering eyes with paws)

Uncastrated male cats are great but...

Let me first of all say that I love uncastrated male cats, otherwise known as tom cats. As a general rule toms tend to be more loving and affectionate towards people and they often have alot of personality. That being said, I would never own an uncastrated male cat and can't really understand why anyone would!

Why Not Own an Uncastrated Male Cat

Here's why:

Will desexing calm my dog?

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down laying on it's back on fake grass with it's hands over it's ears and eyes shut

There are lots of good reasons to desex your dog but this is not one of them. 

Can desexing change my dog's behaviour?

Yes, but it doesn't really have a very significant effect. When dogs are castrated, neutered or speyed the reproductive organs are removed and this causes a reduction in testosterone for the males and oestrogen in the females. Removal of these hormones can effect behaviour and in particular removal of testosterone can reduce the degree of aggression towards other dogs.

1 Great Reason to Desex your Female Dog: Preventing Pyometron

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surgical field during pyometra surgery

Meet prescilla. She's normally an active little old dog and because there was no chance of her getting pregnant her owner had decided not to desex her.  Prescilla came in to see me a few weeks ago because she had gone off her food and was very quiet and lethargic and her belly was getting big.  She had been on heat a couple of months ago and there was no way she could have been pregnant. 

Prescilla the dog in a cage

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