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Highton Veterinary Clinic
88 Barrabool Rd
VIC 3216

03 52430077

Cats are very efficient breeders in the animal kingdom. Females come on heat for 3-4 days every fortnight during the summer months. Cats can start becoming sexually matures from 4-6 months of age. This means it is important to desex your cat at an early age to reduce the number of unwanted kittens and strays in our community.

Desexing also minimises the chance of your female cat developing reproductive organ related health issues. There is a reduced incidence of the following conditions:

  • Mammary cancer
  • Pyometra - uterine infection
  • Injury
  • Undesexed female cats are prone to wandering in search of mates, placing them at enormous risk of being hit by cars. They can also sustain abscesses during mating and fighting
  • Tumours of the uterus and ovaries
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukaemia Virus

 Desexing male cats helps prevent:

  •  Injury from fighting
  • Depressed immune system and poor physical health
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukaemia Virus

 Undesexed males are prone to wandering in search of mates and territory making them more susceptible to car accidents, also fighting with other cats which may lead them to develop infections and abscesses

  • Malignant tumours of the testicles
  • Prostate cancer and other associated issues
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Leukaemia Virus

There are also behavioural advantages to having your cat desexed. Urine spraying, wandering, fighting, excessive vocalisation and aggression are common traits of an undesexed male cat.

Feline cats on heat are often very restless and howl, they also attempt repeated to escape or find a male cat. Desexed cats are friendlier and far less likely to roam, fight with other cats or mark their territory with urine. Neutering is best done early before cats reach puberty after they have finished their vaccination course.


Desexing your Male Cat



Desexing your Female Cat