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The benefits of desexing

Desexing is beneficial for all cats, both cherished pets and managed cat colonies. It is also beneficial for humans by minimising cat related problems. Ideally cats should be desexed when they are 5-6 months old.

  • Desexing prevents the breeding of unwanted kittens. There are not enough homes for all kittens, and many end up being killed in animal shelters.

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  • Desexing stops annoying mating behaviour, such as the foul smell of spraying by toms, and cat-calling over mates at night. With females not coming into season, it elimates the many visiting tom cats that would otherwise have called.
  • Desexing stops mating fights and the abscesses that result from bites and scratches. Desexing reduces the risk of diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases are eliminated, and cats have better immunity because they are in better condition. Females are not run down by producing and feeding kittens, and males are not run down by continual fighting.
  • Desexing stops cats from wandering in search of mates. Cats are then easier to bring inside for the night, and they are less likely to be hit by a car or to cause any disturbance in the neighbourhood.

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Desexing prevents cats from being much trouble to anyone.