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July is National De-sexing month for your pets.

Benefits of De-sexing Dogs & Cats

There are many reasons why pet owners should de-sex their pets. As well as helping to stop pet overpopulation, the following are some of the other benefits associated with de-sexing cats and dogs.

Health

  • Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer/disorders in males, and cystic ovaries, ovarian tumours, acute uterine infections and breast cancer in females, and also other diseases like mammary cancer, perianal tumours.
  • Females can suffer from physical and nutritional exhaustion if continually breeding.
  • Pets generally live longer and healthier lives.

Behavioural

  • Pets are less prone to wander, fight, and are less likely to get lost or injured.
  • Reduces territorial behaviour such as spraying indoors.
  • Less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviours. They become more affectionate and become better companions.
  • Eliminates “heat” cycles in female cats and their efforts to get outside in search for a mate.
  • Eliminates male dogs’ urge to “mount” people’s legs.

Cost

  • Reduces the cost to the community of having to care for unwanted puppies and kittens in pounds and shelters.
  • No additional food or vet bills for the offspring.
  • No need to find homes for unwanted or unexpected litters of puppies or kittens.
  • Save money from expensive surgeries from car accidents or fights, which are less likely to occur if your pet doesn’t roam around.
  • Dumping puppies and kittens is an ethical cost, as well as being illegal and inhumane.
  • The price of de-sexing is more affordable to those in financial need with the assistance of organisations such as NDN.

FACTS

  • De-sexed animals live longer and healthier lives
  • De-sexed pets are less likely to fight or get lost
  • De-sexed pets are more affectionate and become better companions
  • De-sexing reduces unwanted puppies and kittens being dumped or left in pounds and shelters
  • de-sexing reduces the risk of disease and cancer, testicular cancer for males and ovarian or breast cancer for females, with pets who have been de-sexed generally living longer and healthier lives. It can also reduce territorial and anti-social or aggressive behaviour.

Rabbits

It ensures a calm temperament and reduces the likelihood of some serious diseases.

Male and female rabbits are usually de-sexed from 4-6 months of age. The main reason for de-sexing female rabbits is the prevention of uterine cancer. (it’s reported that 60-80% of rabbits may develop uterine cancer if left entire).