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Should I get my pet sterilised?

Should I get my pet sterilised?

This month we will be covering the benefits of sterilising your pet. Deciding on whether to desex your pet is a question most pet parents ask and the short answer is….. YES, the positives far outweigh the negatives! Not only are there many health benefits, desexing also prevents unwanted puppies or kittens.

Health Benefits:
Desexed animals are generally less likely to suffer from disease and certain illnesses like mammary tumours, tumours in the ovaries, uterus or cervix or uterine infections such as pyometra in females. In males desexing reduces the risk of prostate problems, perianal tumours and testicular cancer.

Preventing Roaming & Injury:
Desexing commonly reduces behavioral problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males. In females, it prevents mating behavior and false pregnancy. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being injured in a fight or a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car.

Prevent Unwanted Litters:
Desexing is a very effective way of preventing unwanted pregnancies. Dogs can become pregnant as early as 6 months of age, and cats by 4 months of age, please desex your pet before this age to protect them from unwanted pregnancies. Talk to one of our vets about the right age to desex your pet.

Longevity:
Research also shows that desexed animals can actually live longer.

Pets can’t add, but they can multiply if they're not desexed!


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