Desexing is recommended for the health and wellbeing of pets as well as to reduce negative behaviours associated with intact animals. Desexing prevents unwanted litters, reduces the number of abandoned pets and the added burden on shelters when the owners cannot take care of all the puppies and kittens. Desexing reduces the risks of a variety of illnesses as well as certain cancers.
Desexing prevents territorial marking such as spraying of urine, aggression, roaming and fighting to a large degree.
Contact either of our clinics to discuss the best age to desex your pet.
In females the ovaries and potentially uterus are removed preventing her coming in to season. Besides reducing the risk of pregnancy and uterine infections, it also stops other animals trying to visit when she is in heat. It also significantly reduces the chances of developing breast cancer, depending on the age of the animal at desexing.
In males the testes are removed, preventing testicular cancer and reducing the risk of prostrate disease. It also reduces aggression, urine marking and the desire to roam. This decreases the risk of injury from fighting or being hit by a car or other potential injuries when outside of your yard.