What is desexing
Desexing is the sterilization of your pet via a surgical procedure. This procedure is completed while your buddy is anesthetized not being able to feel a thing.
The sterilization of your pet is an irreversible process that removes any possibility of being able to reproduce from that point forward.
How it’s done
In the instance of a female, the uterus is removed alongside the ovaries. This makes it impossible for the cat to become pregnant. This is a procedure completed under anaesthetics and requires the hospitalisation of the pet (more info).
Male dogs have their testicles castrated during this process. The castration of the testicles removes the dog’s ability to produce sperm that can impregnate a female dog. Furthermore, the removal of testicles greatly reduces the body’s ability to produce high levels of testosterone.
Why should I desex my pet?
Desexing pets often comes as a major decision both to improve the lifestyle of the dog and the owner.
For males desexing will:
– Reduce aggression toward other pets and people
– Reduce muscle mass
– Won’t be able to impregnate other animals of its kind.
Desexing females will:
– stop your pet from inconveniently becoming pregnant
– stop menstrual cycles
– eliminate uterine infections and other cancers or illnesses
Cats and Desexing
Stray cats are one of the largest pet epidemics with around two hundred of thousand cats being put down as a result of a lack of homes. We hate to see so many precious cats and kittens being abandoned and destroyed every day.
Desexing your cat would not only reduce the amounts of abandoned cats you would be getting rid of potentially bad habits.
Some bad habits include:
- Males spraying (marking with urine) walls to park their territory. The odds are reduced by 85% in male cats when castrated.
- Neutering a cat can reduce the odds of cats roaming great distances to find mates. Roaming can potentially mean male cats fighting each other and injuring each other in fights.
Desexing your cat is a low-risk high reward situation that can reduce the problematic behaviours in cats and kittens.
The desexing of animals such as cats and dogs are permanent lifestyle choices that more often than not improve their way of life. A longer life span, infertility, better uterine health and lowered aggression are just some of the benefits of desexing your pet.
If these benefits sound good to you, contact us and find out whether desexing might be a great option for your pet.