Why is it important to neuter a cat? Pet overpopulation is a major problem.
Most people are aware that there are too many cats in the world, but some still fail to have their cat neutered. A male cat can impregnate numerous female cats, while female cats can give birth to multiple litters in one season.
There are also various medical reasons why cats should be neutered. Intact female cats run an increased risk of certain mammary tumors, uterine infections, and uterine and ovarian cancers. Intact male cats, or toms, are more likely to mark their territory by spraying urine in places that include the inside of your house. Most people find the strong odor of tomcat urine almost unbearable, and it is virtually impossible to get it out of carpets and furniture.
Cats that are neutered are likely to roam less, and hence have a decreased risk of being hit by a car, getting into cat fights that can transmit fatal viral infections, and being a nuisance to the neighborhood. A neutered cat, male or female, is likely to live a longer and healthier life, especially if it is kept indoors.