LITTLE Mika, my family's beloved ragdoll kitten, went to Moorebank Vet Hospital this week to get the dreaded "snip".
The six-month-old kitten was taken to the Moorebank vet as part of National Desexing Month, which runs until July 31.
Vet nurse Kate Bayliss said Mika held a brave face during his visit.
"The procedure went extremely well and he also did very well being a ragdoll," she said.
"Most ragdolls that we see don't tend to co-operate."
Miss Bayliss said that winter was generally a quiet period for vet clinics, however the Moorebank vet had done more than 80 procedures since July 1.
"Today I made a booking for a dog from Granville to come in and last week we had a cat from Goulburn come in for National Desexing Month," she said.
"For the month we had the option to offer discounts to pensioners and concession card holders or we would make it all inclusive.
"We decided to make it all inclusive because a lot of people are still doing it tough without those cards."
She said Moorebank Vet Hospital was 100 per cent for desexing pets. "We do not see any negatives to having the procedure," Miss Bayliss said.
"Every animal is different and we take all the necessary precautions to avoid any risks.
"It is generally a very quick and simple procedure. We even have had some people come in with their ferrets and rabbits."
She said desexing prices for male cats were $70 and females were $100.
Male dogs start from $115 and females start from $150.
Details: For an accurate quote and bookings call, 8798 6242.