It is without any question that neutering cats is in their best interests. Especially female cats because as they get older, they become more at risk of illness.
Daisy arrived aged 10 and pregnant but also with a huge growth on her tummy. Nothing could be done until she had given birth so we had to wait. Sadly her first kitten died before birth. Her second was unable to feed and was hand reared by Anwell Vets until he sadly stopped growing and had to leave us. Her third kitten thrived with extra help from one of our wonderful fosterers and was rehomed as soon as possible. Daisy then immediately went for surgery and had the (suspected) mammary tumor and a full mammary strip removed, chest X-ray, blood tests and sample sent off.
We were devastated to find out the extent of her illness as a result of being left untreated. Even with a further operation and chemotherapy, her life expectancy was sadly not good. We gave her the best chance and let her live out her final months being loved and pampered.