Benefits Of De-sexing Your Pet
It is very important to get your new puppy or kitten de-sexed. The best time is usually between 5 and 6 months of age but this can vary depending on your pet’s breed. Your VetMed veterinarian will discuss and confirm with you the best time for your pet’s procedure.
There are many advantages to de-sexing your pet. These include reducing the risk of a number of diseases and preventing the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens.
In male dogs, de-sexing can prevent:
- Dominance aggression
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Perianal adenomas – tumours around the anus
- Wandering, which can lead to animal fights or traffic accidents
In Male Cats, De-sexing Controls:
- Aggressive behaviour
In Female Dogs And Cats, De-sexing Prevents:
- Mammary cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Obesity/weight gain
- Pyometra – a disease of the uterus from deadly bacterial infection
Recent Help & Advice Articles
Like it or not, it’s time for the extra doona, electric blanket, coats, and scarves again as the winter chills begin to set in. But what about our pets? Is that thickening layer of fur really going to keep them snug and warm on those windy winters’ nights? Keeping...
Have you noticed how time seems to fly faster and faster each year, and before you know it, those regular reminders for annual check-ups are hitting your inbox and message feeds thick and fast from your GP, dentist, and yes, from your friends at the Vet too! The...
29 again? 40 is the new 30? Not old just vintage? Humans are renown for denying their age, but did you know that dogs and cats age around seven times faster than humans? Unfortunately for pets, the undeniable label of ‘Senior’ is bestowed upon them once they turn 8 –...
Pet FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Navigate here to see some of the most common pet advice and FAQs answered.