Desexing your Pet

As well as preventing accidental or unplanned litters, there are many health and behavioural benefits that come with desexing. * Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males. * Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car. * In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy.

When can I desex my pet? We recommend cats and dogs be desexed from 5-6 months of age

Benefits of desexing your pet

* Significantly reduces the risk of uterine and mammary cancer and pyometra (infection of the uterus) * In males, castration greatly reduces the incidence of prostate and testicular cancers. * It can reduce the tendency for aggressive behaviours in dogs towards people and other dogs * It reduces territorial behaviour * It helps control your pet’s urge to wander * It reduces anti-social behaviours like leg mounting (humping), urine marking and oestrus bleeding in female dogs for 3 weeks every 6 months * It increases the likelihood of your pet enjoying a longer and happier life * It eliminates unwanted litters of puppies & kittens * It significantly discounts your local council pet registration fee * It makes managing your pet easier and less stressful

* Females speyed prior to their first oestrus cycle have significantly reduced risk of developing mammary cancer, a common cancer in unspeyed females.

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