Why Desex?

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Every year, millions of cats are euthanised. There are shelters all over the world full of cats who desperately need a good home and somebody to love them.

As cats often go wandering, it is extremely easy for them to get pregnant. Each pet owner should consider this before adding to the overpopulation of cats.

Desexings are surgeries subsidised by Veterinarians, to encourage responsible pet ownership.

Advantages of Desexing

  • It prevents unwanted litters.
  • It prevents medical problems associated with breeding infected uterus (pyometra).
  • Birthing problems, possibly needing a costly caesarian.
  • In females, it reduces the chance of breast and uterine cancer drastically.
  • It will reduce the stress to females caused by coming on heat (constant calling) – cats will often remain on heat until they are mated by a tom cat.
  • Male cats will be less territorial and therefore will not get into as many fights with other cats in the area resulting in less risk of injury.

Desexing does not cause weight gain! There is no weight gain, unless you over feed your cat!

This is a very significant surgical procedure that requires high levels of skill and should incorporate a high standard of care.

Without a doubt, for many cats that live a healthy and uneventful life, desexing will be their most significant surgical procedure.

We are confident that what we do here at Dr Jana’s Veterinary Centre really makes a difference for your pet and yourself. If you haven’t been on a clinic tour to see our facilities, then please let us know.

Whilst dogs and cats can be desexed as early as 6 weeks of age, we desex most pets at around 6 months of age.

To find out more on the desexing process at Petfocus click here