National Desexing Month

Desexing is an important part of responsible pet ownership.  Whether you have a cat, dog, guinea pig, or rat, there isn’t a better time to get your much-loved pet desexed.  As well as preventing countless unwanted litters being born, your pet will be happier, healthier and live longer because of it. 

Between National Desexing Network and the RSPCA Operation Wanted, specials are offered to the general public for the months of June, July and August.  

Need a little convincing that desexing is right for your pet?

It can take just two years for one female cat and her offspring to produce around 20,000 kittens.  And in only five years, one female dog and her offspring can produce approximately 20,000 puppies.  Many don’t end up finding their forever homes.  Some are dumped and left to fend for themselves on the streets.  They become targets for cruelty, suffer from disease and starvation, and have to fight every single day for their survival. Others end up in pounds and shelters. 

What are the benefits of desexing your pet?

Preventing the birth of unwanted, homeless animals is an enormous advantage to desexing your pet. It stops abandoned litters from suffering illness, mistreatment, neglect and starvation.  And it prevents overcrowding and euthanasia in shelters that are unable to cope with the huge numbers of animals coming through their doors. 

There are also many other benefits. Desexed animals are: 

  • less at risk of getting cancer (mammary and ovarian cancer in females, testicular and prostate cancer in males) 
  • less at risk of having prostate problems if they are male 
  • less at risk of getting uterine infections if they are female 
  • won’t suffer from nutritional and physical exhaustion associated with continuous breeding 
  • will generally live longer, healthier lives 
  • will be less prone to becoming lost, needing to fight, or getting injured whilst looking for a mate 
  • likely to be calmer, more affectionate and less aggressive 
  • likely to be easier to train 
  • less likely to urine mark or spray to claim territory and attract mates 
  • will not attract male cats or dogs to your property, who arriving in response to mating calls 

 Please contact our friendly staff for more information on 5462 1343.