To understand how desexing saves lives, we need to look back 30 to 40 years. Undesexed pets, Especially dogs, roamed widely in search of a mate. While this is safe in the wild, in urban areas the risk of being hit by a car was high.
Partly as a result of so many dogs being run over, desexing became more common. Today, most pets are desexed and road accident victims are few and far between.
Other great reasons to desex are;
- Reduced risk of and other reproductive disease in both males and females.
-Lower aggressions for many male dogs.
- Reduced inappropriate urinating behavior eg; the male dog that wees on the curtains or male cats that spray.
- Helps controls the number of unwanted puppies and kittens.
- Reduced council pet registration fees.
Desexing of dogs and cats is carried out at the hospital. The procedure includes a full general anaesthetic, sterile surgery and pain management. The combination of these modern techniques means pets recover quickly and comfortably.