Dog desexing or cat desexing is important to prevent unwanted pregnancies and help ensure your pet is healthy. It is also a requirement of many Australian councils, which have introduced mandatory microchipping and desexing laws.
Cat and dog desexing is a routine surgical procedure performed under anesthesia by highly trained veterinarians. The dog or cat desexing surgery involves removing the reproductive organs of the animal to stop them from breeding.
Dog desexing can have health benefits such as a reduction in the risk of mammary cancer and uterine infections in female dogs. In male dogs the procedure can help prevent prostate and testicular cancer. Dog desexing can also lead to behavioral improvements, with a reduction of mounting, urine marking and wandering in male dogs. When a female dog is desexed it won’t come into heat and is less likely to make noisy cries looking for a mate.
Similarly, cat desexing can create better health outcomes for your cat. Neutered male cats are generally calmer and roam less. Female cats who have been spayed are less likely to wail to get the attention of a new mate. After cat desexing, there is also a reduced risk of contracting diseases such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and some types of cancer.
To find out more about cat desexing and dog desexing, contact the Port Kennedy Vet Hospital today.