Pet Desexing

Desexing involves removing part of your pets reproductive system under general anaesthetic. In male pets this is known as castration and involves removing both testicles. In females this is known as spaying and involves removing the ovaries and uterus.

 

Why Have My Pet Desexed?

We recommend desexing for family pets to prevent unwanted pregnancies in females which will in turn stop thousands of dogs and cats from being destroyed at animal shelters each year. Also desexing will alleviate problems with wild dogs and feral cats destroying native animals and livestock. Not only this but desexing has a number of health benefits and behavioural benefits.

Castration in male pets will help control several behavioural related issues. In cats it will reduce the tendency to roam and fight which can lead to bite abscesses and increases exposure to feline aids. In dogs it can prevent aggression problems and wandering behaviour. Urine odour in both cats and dogs can be pungent in unsterilised males. Desexing usually prevents this as well as eliminating or reducing spraying in cats. Desexed pets simply do make better pets.

Should I Desex My Pet?

Yes you should. Desexing prevents unwanted pregnancies and will stop thousands of dogs and cats being destroyed at animal shelters each year.

Desexing helps control several behavioural issues in male pets such as aggression, wandering and inappropriate urination.

Desexing prevents strong, pungent urine odour in male pets and will reduce or stop spraying in cats.

Desexing has health benefits for both dogs and cats.

What Are The Health Benefits?
What Age Should I Have My Pet Desexed?
Busting Desexing Myths
My pet is in heat. Can it still be desexed?
What does desexing surgery involve?
Do I need to take time off to care for my pet after surgery?

  

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