If you have recently purchase a new pet dog or cat for the first time, you may be wondering if you should get them desexed. While desexing can seem like a cruel idea, it can in fact drastically improve your pet's quality of life. Read on to find out why you should book an appointment with your local vet clinic to get your cat or dog desexed.
Desexed animals can be healthier
Having your pet desexed can help to protect them from certain illnesses which affect the sex organs, such as uterine infections and breast cancer in females and prostate cancer in male animals. Having a reduced chance of contracting these diseases can help to ensure that your pet has a long and happy life.
Desexed animals are less likely to go roaming
If your cat or dog has not been desexed, there is every chance that it will roam off looking for a mate. While this is a perfectly natural thing for an animal in heat to do, the process of looking for a mate can place your pet in danger. Male animals are more likely to fight with each other, as they are competing for the females. Female animals can be injured during the mating process itself. Even if your pet does not find a mate, the fact that it is out roaming far and wide in your neighbourhood increases the chance that it will be involved in a road traffic accident.
Desexing your pet helps to prevent unwanted animals
Pregnant female cats and dogs will give birth to a litter of babies. This means you could find yourself with multiple little mouths to feed and care for. Unplanned breeding among domestic cats and dogs is a leading cause of unwanted animals. Animal shelters are already full of unwanted pets. Desexing your cat or dog allows you to make sure you are part of the solution, not the problem.
Desexing your pet is good for your wallet
Because the chance that you will need to pay for surgery to treat a disease or the injuries from a road accident are reduced, desexing your pet can be good for your wallet in the long run. However, perhaps the most important thing about desexing your cat or dog is that it provides you with peace of mind.
If you are interested in finding out more about pet desexing, you should make contact with your local vet clinic.