It Is Safe To Desex Cats At Eight Weeks Of Age

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Desexing your cat is a practical and logical choice to save both you and your cat a lot of hardships. Cat owners usually choose to do this between the fourth and sixth month of the cat’s life, as that is the time when most females go into heat for the first time.

However, a new study conducted by the University of Sydney has revealed that it is safe to desex cats at two months of age in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and lower the number of strays. In 2013, the number of cats in only 29 percent of Australian households amounted to an entire 3.3 million.

Each year, many Australian felines end up abandoned or taken into pounds, where they will either get adopted or euthanized. Animal welfare facilities in New South Wales alone were forced to euthanize 64 percent of their cats in 2010 and 2011, which is more than 30,000 cats.