The Importance of De-Sexing Your Cat  

 

I have just trapped and had euthanased, another Feral/Stray cat (this one was approximately 3-4 months old, so technically, a Kitten!)

It is a very sad thing to have to take the life of a cat/kitten which, through no fault of its’ own has been carelessly brought into this world and left to fend for itself with no human interaction or kindness.  

 

Do people understand the misery they inflict upon these poor cats through ignorance and not taking responsibility? These poor cats are diseased, frightened and literally fighting for basic survival on the streets.  

 

These cats and kittens are riddled with intestinal worms, fleas and possibly heartworm.  

 

Due to their fighting for food and territory most of them are infected with Feline Aids, a highly contagious and terminal disease that is caused by cats biting and scratching.  

 

If your cat or kitten gets attacked by feral/stray cat with Feline Aids then it will most certainly be infected with the disease. These poor animals live a miserable life of pain, fear and hunger, and a slow and painful death. 


De-Sexing your cat/s is a simple procedure that is quite often offered by Councils, Vets and Animal Welfare and Rescue Societies at subsidised rates, (and sometimes FREE) for people experiencing financial difficulties.  

 

It is a simple procedure and the only way to “break” the cycle of unwanted, unloved and abandoned cats and kittens. 

 

It is just as important (and usually very beneficial) to De-Sex your male cats as your female cats. De-Sexing tends to quell the oversupply of Testosterone which is abundant in sexually maturing Tom cats.  

 

It calms them down and tends to halt “spraying” and Territorial behaviours. They will tend not to wander as much (if they are indoor/outdoor cats). 

 

There are no negatives here, it is a safe, simple procedure that stops the unnecessary breeding of cats, and unless you are a Registered Breeder for Show and Exhibition purposes then it is an essential part of Responsible Cat Ownership.  

 

De-Sexing is best done before the age of 6 months (around 4-5 months is ideal) 

 

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