Whether your cat has recently been spayed or you’ve been thinking about having your cat spayed, it’s important to understand the possible effects. Cats are very adaptable animals and can undergo changes in their behavior. The changes may not be immediate, but will start to affect your cat’s behavior in about 6-8 weeks.
Spaying your cat is a great way to ensure that your cat isn’t pregnant. It also improves your cat’s quality of life.
During the first few days after the surgery, your cat may be less active, less clingy, and more withdrawn. The cat may also start to hide or become more frightened than usual. However, these changes should return to normal within a few days.
While your cat may be less active, it is important to keep her active. Keep her active by making sure that she has plenty of exercise and interactive playtime. Also, make sure that she has access to water and food. If your cat is lethargic, it may be a sign of an infection or an underlying problem. It’s important to visit your vet for further diagnosis.
The most common behavioral changes in spayed cats are due to hormonal changes. Female cats are less likely to mate after being spayed. They will no longer have heat cycles, which is the time when a cat can become extremely sexually active.
During this time, the cat will also experience changes in its appetite. This may lead to a loss of weight. If your cat is overweight, you may need to change her diet.