or Connect
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Quick question.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Quick question.

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Is there such thing as a non-invasive spay? I thought I heard something about that on the news one night as I was doing up dinner dishes.

Any info on it would be appreciated.
post #2 of 3
I've never heard of a non-invasive spay, but some vets do perform the operation using only a small incision. This site talks about it: http://www.petsavers.org/articles/Sp...nd_Method.html
WARNING: includes surgery pictures.

I also found this article on CNN. It was published in 1998:

I wasn't able to find any more recent research. I did, however, find this article. I found the last part especially important:

"None of these immunocontraceptive vaccines are expected to be a substitute for surgical spaying of owned female cats. Why? Because they do not stop ovulation, nor the attendant frustrated behavior of female cats in heat. Furthermore, surgical spaying helps prevents ovarian cancer and mammary tumors."
post #3 of 3
I haven't heard of a less invasive spay either, but Molly was spayed using keyhole surgery techniques, so she only had a tiny 1cm (if that) scar after her surgery.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Quick question.