Desexing your cat is a routine procedure performed to keep your feline friend as healthy as possible and keep them from developing some very nasty diseases.
In general, there are three options when deciding when to desex your cat:
- Early or pediatric desexing/spay is performed between six and eight weeks of age.
- Standard desexing/spay is performed at five to six months.
- After the first heat, between eight and twelve months.
I recommend the desexing of cats from around 5-6 months of age to keep your cat healthy. The procedure is very different for male cats (castration) and female cats (spey).
Castrations are one of the quickest procedures that your veterinary surgeon will perform. Quite simply, it’s the removal of testicles, that removes the reproductive capability of male cats. The procedure is performed under a general anesthetic so your cat won’t remember or feel a thing. No sutures or staples are required for this surgery and the surgical wounds are minute!