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Should I DESEX both my Cats?

Desex both cats if you haven’t done so already. Two intact males will fight for almost every reason under the sun, including territory, females — even if no females are around — and being the “top boy cat” in the house. Two females might fight over their role and being the alpha cat in the house.

How many kittens can a female cat have before being desexed?

A free professional education package on early-age desexing is available for vets at www.catcare.org.au There is absolutely no truth to the old myth that female cats should be allowed to have one litter of kittens before being desexed. In fact, having a litter increases their risk of cancer.

Do I need to DESEX my Cat?

Greencross Vets highly recommend that you desex your cat. Unwanted kittens will add to the already enormous problem of cats in shelters and living as strays. It is mandatory to desex your cat by a certain age in the Australian states of ACT, SA, TAS and WA. Desexing your cat is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Is it too late to get my cat desexed?

However, it is never too late to prevent unwanted kittens by desexing adult cats. Kittens can be safely desexed from 8-10 weeks of age (by the time they weigh 1 kilogram). To qualify for the discount on registration, you need to desex your cat before they are 4 months old.

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Does desexing a male cat cause behavioural problems?

There is no evidence that desexing your male or female cat at a young age causes behavioural problems. Some studies have found that cats desexed before puberty are less likely to be hyperactive. Fact: Male and female cat desexing is so much less risky when performed before the animal has reached their sexual maturity (i.e. gone into heat).

Why should I DESEX my Cat?

Desexing your cat also prevents some undesirable and annoying behaviours, for example, female cats howling for weeks when in season to call male cats for mating. Additionally, repeated heat cycles in female cats can be very stressful for them.

How many kittens does a cat produce in 7 years?

One female cat averages six kittens per year and 75% of her kittens die before reproductive age. When using these criteria, math experts calculate that one female cat and her offspring will produce 100 cats in seven years, assuming that all adult cats remain alive for all seven years.

What age should you DESEX a female cat?

Generally, it is recommended to desex your cat just before its maturity, at around five months of age and before a female goes in heat for the first time. However, some cats go into heat before they are five months old, therefore some vets will recommend desexing at an even earlier age.

Is it mandatory to DESEX cats and dogs?

Some states and local councils require that domestic cats are desexed by a certain age (the age varies between jurisdictions). You can find more information on which states/territories have mandatory desexing of dogs and cats here. Is desexing mandatory for cats and dogs?

Why is it important to DESEX Your Cat?

Unwanted kittens will add to the already enormous problem of cats in shelters and living as strays. It is mandatory to desex your cat by a certain age in the Australian states of ACT, SA, TAS and WA. Desexing your cat is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

Is it better to DESEX a male or female cat?

Some studies have found that cats desexed before puberty are less likely to be hyperactive. Fact: Male and female cat desexing is so much less risky when performed before the animal has reached their sexual maturity (i.e. gone into heat).

When should my Cat be desexed?

Your cat should be desexed before they reach the age at which they can start breeding (called sexual maturity or puberty). Cats can reach sexual maturity at 16 weeks of age.

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Is it too late to DESEX my female cat?

If she does get out and mate, it is not too late. She can still be desexed. Speak to your veterinarian about this. He may also wish to test for FIV and FeLV if she has mated with an unknown/untested tom.

What is the best age to DESEX a kitten?

Kittens can be safely desexed from 8-10 weeks of age (by the time they weigh 1 kilogram). To qualify for the discount on registration, you need to desex your cat before they are 4 months old.

Is desexing Cats a good idea?

Desexing cats (spaying or neutering) is a common procedure that is widely encouraged by veterinarians in Australia. It is considered a national disgrace that animal shelters are overflowing with the progeny of indiscriminate breeding. And the reality is that a great numbers of cats and kittens cannot be found a home and have to be put down.

Can a female cat have one litter of kittens before desexing?

There is absolutely no truth to the old myth that female cats should be allowed to have one litter of kittens before being desexed. In fact, having a litter increases their risk of cancer. Every year in NSW, tens of thousands of unwanted cats and kittens are euthanased. Don’t contribute to this tragic statistic. Desex your cat.

Why DESEX early-age cats?

Early-age desexing prevents the development of antisocial behaviours associated with sexual maturity – such as spraying urine and wandering – as well as absolutely guaranteeing no unwanted kittens. Many people have been surprised to discover their five-month old ‘kitten’ is pregnant with her own kittens.

Do female cats need to be desexed?

Female cats need male cats to have kittens, so there is no question that both males and females should be desexed. Undesexed (or ‘entire’) male cats are much more likely to exhibit unwanted behaviours such as spraying pungent-smelling urine (including inside the house), wandering, and getting into fights with other cats.

Does desexing change a cat’s personality?

Early-age desexing does not change your cat’s personality. All procedures carry some risks associated with anesthesia and the actual surgery, which your vet will explain to you. Generally, complications are very minimal and very rare in healthy felines.

What are the risks of desexing a male cat?

They will usually become pregnant when they reach puberty at 7-10 months of age, hence there are so many unwanted pregnancies and stray cats. Male cats will become aggressive to your neighbours cats and spray urine more if not desexed. They will have a large territorial range away from home with a high risk of injury and disease.

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What does it mean to DESEX a cat before puberty?

Desexing a cat before puberty means desexing them by four months of age. Desexing prior to puberty, or ‘pre-pubertal desexing’ (PPD) refers to desexing at or before 16 weeks of age, before cats are physically capable of reproduction.

How old do cats have to be to DESEX them?

If cats are desexed at the ‘traditional age’ of 5½ to 6 months, this creates the potential for cats to reproduce between the time the cat reaches puberty and the age at which they are desexed. Desexing a cat before puberty means desexing them by four months of age.

What does it mean to DESEX a female cat?

Desexing your cat means that she will not display behaviours like this that are associated with being on heat/in season. She should be desexed before she comes on heat the first time (cats can come on heat as young as 16 weeks of age!). Desexing eliminates the risks involved with your cat being pregnant, giving birth, and raising kittens.

What is the best age for a male cat to mate?

Several studies claim that the right age in cats ranges from 8 and 16 weeks old for males, and that you should wait for the first heat to pass for female cats. There are still people who prefer to wait until the cat is between 5 and 7 months old.

Is it mandatory to DESEX Your Cat in Australia?

It is mandatory to desex your cat by a certain age in the Australian states of ACT, SA, TAS and WA. Desexing your cat is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. It is especially important for female cats as it is hard for pet parents to tell when she is in season.

Do I have to DESEX my dog or cat?

Unfortunately, not all laws between states are consistent so there may be difference regarding requirements for desexing your dog or cat and the age when this must be done. Additionally, some councils have bylaws making desexing a compulsory part of animal registration.

Are there any States with mandatory desexing for dogs?

In all states with mandatory desexing legislation, there are limited exemptions, usually for breeders who hold a breeding permit issued by the relevant government authority. For more information on which states/territories have mandatory desexing of dogs and cats, see the table below. Yes.