Guide to desexing your cat
Also known as spaying in females and neutering in males, de-sexing is a clinical procedure for the removal of part of a cat’s reproductive system. It involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries in the case of females and the removal of the testicles in males.
You may question why you should de-sex your feline friend. We encourage pet owners to choose this procedure for their furry babies as it provides many benefits for their pets health and well being!
- It will reduce the risk of ovarian or testicular cancers and other common feline diseases
- It will save you from the worry of them wandering and seeking mates when they reach puberty.
- In females,it will avoid unwanted litters and the stress of repeated heat cycles
- De-sexing your male cat will help prevent them from entering into fights with other cats
When is best to desex your cat?
The most suitable time for performing this procedure may be subjective to the breed and size of your cat.
However, we usually recommend you de-sex your feline friend before he or she turns six months of age, which is when they normally reach puberty.
Is de-sexing compulsory?
Even though it is not compulsory, the NSW government encourages pet parents to desex their pets at an early age unless they are intended for breeding. As an incentive to have your furry friend de-sexed, the government offers a generously discounted fee for the registration of de-sexed pets.