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Animal Desexing

Animal Desexing

Don’t get caught out with a surprise ‘addition to the family'

Animal Desexing

Have just the right number? Animals that have not been spayed or neutered can easily surprise their owners with ‘additions to the family.’ To avoid a multiplication of pets in your home, talk to us about the right time to have your animal desexed.

The desexing procedure will vary depending on the type of animal and the gender. We recommend chatting to us about the right time to consider a desexing operation for your pet. You can also talk to us about the expected cost of the procedure and our payment options.

Not sure whether desexing is best for your pet? Read below to see our quick list of some of the top benefits of desexing, especially in an urban environment.

 

Why should I desex my animal? 

1. Prevent unwanted additions

Letting ‘nature take its course’ can occur sooner than you think, and before you know it your family’s pet to person ratio will have dramatically increased. Unless you have the property space, and time, to keep their offspring, finding homes for the litter can often prove to be a challenge. Making the ‘stitch in time’ will save your family, time, energy, budget and potentially heartache in the long run. If it’s “just not in the budget” at the moment, talk to us about our payment options and how we can help.

 
2. Correct unwanted behaviour

One of the main reasons why owners opt to desex their pets. Desexing can reduce and in some cases eliminate unwanted behaviour induced by the animal’s hormonal instincts such as, spraying in and around the house. Desexed animals tend to be cleaner and less aggressive following the procedure. This is especially important in cases where the pets come into regular contact with strangers, other dogs, or young children.

3. Maintain the care and wellbeing of your pet

Just like humans, pregnancy can take its toll on your pet. Unless it’s in an environment where it can access a lot of natural food sources, it’ll require additional care and nutrition to maintain its wellbeing, both during gestation and once the litter has arrived. If you don’t have the time or resources to support a new ‘animal mum,’ it’s a good idea to consider desexing.

It’s also a good health preventative for the guys too! Un-neutered male cats are much more likely to fight, and as they get older are more prone to picking up diseases. Un-neutered male dogs can also face prostate issues later in life. Rabbits and other smaller pets can also face similar issues.

 
4. Protect the environment

Before the introduction of non-native animals, including domestic animals, to New Zealand, our country was teeming with bird life. The introduction of cats, dogs and especially rodents, has the seen the decimation of native birds numbers, with some species pushed to the brink of extinction. Desexing our pets is one way we can each do our part in restoring nature’s balance and giving our native birds a fighting chance.

Don’t get caught out with a surprise ‘addition to the family’