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What age to desex male cat

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding if your cat needs to be desexed. Not desexing your cat could lead to your cat developing an unplanned litter and/or suffering from male behavior problems.

Can my cat be desexed?

Most cats can be desexed at any age, but some health issues may need to be considered.

Factors to consider are:

Male cats will be more likely to spray urine, and this is the reason they may be recommended to be desexed at a younger age

Desexing too early could result in the cat not being able to reproduce in the future.

Desexing before 2 years of age can result in the cat being unable to control its urine spraying and spraying may even become a habit.

Desexing too late can lead to the cat developing aggressive behavior and being unable to cope with the change.

Once your cat has been desexed, it is likely they will not go through a heat cycle again.

It is possible, if the cat is fixed after the age of 5 years, the cat will be unable to reproduce, so desexing is recommended for the health of the cat.

It is a good idea to discuss desexing with your vet.

How much does it cost to desex my male cat?

Desexing your cat is cheaper than neutering your cat, but remember that desexing does not remove the need to be neutered in the future. For example, your cat may still need to be neutered when it is older.

If you are planning to have your cat desexed, talk to your local vet or practice nurse. They will be able to discuss the pros and cons of desexing and will be able to give you a price.

How much does desexing my male cat cost?

The cost of desexing your cat will depend on a number of factors. Some of these may include:

The type of cat you have

The age of your cat

Where you live

The type of desexing procedure you are having done

The vet you choose to use will be able to give you a price for the desexing procedure.

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