1. Millions of cats are euthanized each year as excessive amounts of cats are born each year. The majority of these animals would be adopted by families, but there simply are not enough families to provide homes for those animals.
2. Those unwanted cats that are not adopted are often abandoned. The feral cat population is estimated to be equivalent to the current number of home cats. A large feral cat population can have negative effects on both the environment and human as they carry disease. Having your cat spayed or neutered will contribute to ease the increasing problem.
3. Un-spayed female cats become pregnant a few times a year. If you have your cat spayed, you can prevent several unwanted behaviors, such as spraying, hours of yowling.
4. Male cats are more difficult to care for if they remain unneutered. Sexually mature male cats often have the awareness to protect their territory. Also, the mating instincts in un-neutered cats are impossible to control. So they a will wander off for days at a time to seek for a female that is in heat. Sometimes male cats get lost and do not come home finally.
5. Being spayed or neutered is better for the health of your cats. For example, female cats spayed before their first heat will lower their chance of causing mammary cancer or pyometra, both of are fatal illnesses. Also, pregnancy in an already ill or aging cat can cause death. As to male cats, if neutered they have less chance of being injured in fights or causing prostate problems.
6. Spayed or neutered cats tend to be more friendly with their owners. Fewer unwanted behaviors to contend with if the cats are spayed or have a better training.
7. Getting your cat spayed or neutered will save you money in the long term. First, you can save you money with no need to replace furniture damaged by a female cat in heat or a male cat protecting its territory. In addition, it may save you a lot of money by preventing health problems of your cats.