Desexing Companion Animals

Did your family or friends adopt a companion animal (pet) recently? 

If your companion animal has not been desexed yet, now is the time to get it done!

By six months of age, cats can have kittens and dogs can have puppies. Many people wait too long to get their companion animal desexed, thinking their companion animal is still just a baby themselves. But before they know it, they have a litter of kittens or a litter of puppies that they’ll need to find homes for. Finding a loving, responsible home for each animal isn’t always that easy!

What’s more, if those animals don’t get spayed or neutered, they will have babies too - meaning more loving, responsible, forever homes will need to be found.

RSPCA desexes every animal adopted from our RSPCA Centres, even those as young as eight-weeks-old. 

We also recommend that people have their companion animals desexed as soon as possible. Remember, it is an easy procedure for your veterinarian to perform.

For more questions about when to have your companion animal spayed or neutered, speak with your veterinarian.


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