Why are we running this campaign?
Desexing is an important part of being a responsible pet owner and will ensure your new best friend stays healthy and happy. Desexing is an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The RSPCA receives over 125,000 animals every year and many of these unwanted animals are the result of unplanned breeding.
Research also shows that desexed animals can actually live longer. Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males. Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males. In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in fights or a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car.
Desexing, prior to sexual maturity, is an effective strategy for reducing the number of unwanted cats and dogs in the community and ensuring compliance with desexing requirements. If your puppy or kitten was not desexed prior to sale, they must be desexed before they are able to produce any unintended litters. There is absolutely no benefit in letting females have one litter before they are desexed.
The advantages to having your pet desexed include:
- No risk of unwanted litters
- Reduces desire to roam
- Reduces risk of some cancers
- Reduces other unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying (cats)
- Cheaper Council registration fees
- Allows pets to be healthier and happier
Please do the right thing and have your pets desexed. This campaign runs from the 1st June until 31st August so get in quick. Call us on (07) 3808 1085 to make a booking today