Cat Desexing2018-09-04T12:38:43+00:00

Desexing Cats

Desexing your male cat (castration)

We recommend that any cat not intended for breeding should be desexed from five months.

  • Reduces roaming and aggression – entire male cats are more likely to wander in search of females and are more likely to get into cat fights. FIV is a disease that is spread by cat bites so entire males are more at risk.
  • Reduces inappropriate urine spraying and the strong smell associated with this.

A cat castration is a day procedure and involves a general anaesthetic. Two small incicisions are made in the scrotum and the testicles are removed. There are no sutures.

While every general anaesthetic carries an inherent risk, desexing is an elective procedure performed on a young healthy animal using modern anaesthetic agents similar to those used in human medicine, and as such there is minimal risk to you pet.

We also have dedicated staff monitoring the anaesthetic and utilise modern equipment to monitor the patient continuously.

The cost of performing the procedure depends mostly on the size of the patient as this impacts of the amount of medication required and the complexity of the anaesthetic and surgery.  All our our patients also receive mandatory pain relief included in the price.  Generally male cats cost around $110. Please call us for a more accurate estimate and be sure to tell us the breed and age / size of your cat.

Desexing your female cat (spey)

We recommend that any cat not intended for breeding should be desexed from five months.

  • Female cats in season must be strictly confined.
  • Female cats in season will attract male cats from a wide area.
  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies.
  • Prevents uterine infections (pyometra). If your cat develops pyometra she will need to be desexed, but the costs and risk of complications are much higher in this case.

A cat spey is a day procedure and involves a general anaesthetic. An incision is either made through the flank or the underside of the abdomen and the entire uterus is removed along with both ovaries.

While every general anaesthetic carries an inherent risk, desexing is an elective procedure performed on a young healthy animal using modern anaesthetic agents similar to those used in human medicine, and as such there is minimal risk to you pet.

We also have dedicated staff monitoring the anaesthetic and utilise modern equipment to monitor the patient continuously.

All out patients receive pain relief as part of practice policy.

The cost of performing the procedure depends mostly on the size of the patient as this impacts of the amount of medication required and the complexity of the anaesthetic and surgery.  All our our patients also receive mandatory pain relief included in the price.  Generally female cats cost around $195. Please call us for a more accurate estimate and be sure to tell us the breed and age / size of your cat.