HELPING YOUR PET TO LIVE A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE.
There’s no better time to desex your cat or dog.
At Warwick Vet Clinic, we always promote responsible pet ownership by encouraging dog and cat owners to have them desexed at an early age, usually from six months of age.
As well as reducing the number of unwanted litters and lowering council pet registration fees for pet owners, there are also many other health and behavioural benefits to having your pets desexed early in their life.
That’s why we’re supporting National Pet Desexing Month and the Southern Downs Regional Council’s efforts to reduce the number of stray and unwanted pets, with a 20% discount for desexing procedures paid on the day until 31 July 2018. Microchipping for ownership identification is also important for your pet and can be done on the day of the desexing procedure.
Contact our friendly staff to book today or discuss any concerns you may have.
BENEFITS OF PET DESEXING
LOWER HEALTH RISKS
Desexing your dogs and cats can promote better health outcomes for your pet.
Lower the risk of your pet developing cancers of the reproductive organs such as mammary tissue or prostate cancer, commonly found in un-desexed animals.
You’ll also reduce the chance of developing uterine infections and eliminate problems associated with pregnancy and labour, such as dystocia.
Longer life-span has been shown in some studies of pets, with a reported 13.8% increase in life span in neutered male dogs and 26.3% in spayed female dogs.
REDUCE AGGRESSION & WANDERING
Desexed animals are less prone to become lost or end up in fights.
Desexing your pet also greatly reduces roaming behaviour and undesirable urine marking behaviours. You’ll also lower the chance of having stray dogs and cats calling out at night outside your house and ‘marking’ their territory with strong smelling urine.
PREVENT UNWANTED PETS
Don’t risk the chance of having a surprise litter, get them desexed early.
Dogs and cats can start breeding from very early in life and if they continue throughout their lifetime, the number of new animals has the potential to get out of hand.
This leads to an overpopulation of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in our community, often ending up in our pounds and animal shelters.