If you are not intending to breed from your new puppy or kitten, we advise desexing at 5-6 months of age. This has advantages for both male and female dogs and cats.
Desexing a male cat removes the sexual urge which means they are less territorial and less likely to be involved in cat fights. As well as reducing the incidence of cat fight wounds and abscesses, they are also less likely to become infected with Feline AIDS which is transmitted through fighting.
A desexed female cat will not come into heat or season and will not be able to become pregnant. This prevents unwanted pregnancies and kittens.
Desexing is a surgical procedure that requires a general anaesthetic. The pet is admitted to the hospital for the day, and these procedures are able to be booked on any day Monday to Friday. Please phone if you would like an estimate of cost for desexing your kitten.
Please feel free to discuss any questions you may have regarding the pros and cons of desexing with any of our experienced staff.