Thursday, April 28, 2011

Desexing your pet

Desexing benefits from Cairns Vet Clinic

Desexing your pet has heaps of benefits, especially if performed before 6 months of age. Desexed pets are often happer and easier to care for, as they don't have sexual drive and functions which can detract from the joys they give us.  Unless you plan to breed your pet (and you need good reasons to do this... a whole other story) then Cairns Vet Clinic suggests desexing dogs and cats by 6 months of age.  Desexing at this time avoids your pet developing unwanted sexual behavior, mating and pregnancy, and dramatically reduces the incidense or mammary cancer. 

Added benefits of desexing your pet include:

  • cheaper registration with your local council
  • less wandering, and thus fewer fights and motor vehicle accidents, 
  • reduced territorial aggression, and dominance based behavioral problems
  • Less urine marking, inappropriate and embarrassing sexual behaviour, howling and yowling etc.

For more details about Desexing and microchipping your pet contact Cairns Vet Clinic on 07 40329999

Dallas McMillan
Cairns Vet Clinic


For more information on desexing your pet, check out this useful website from "The Vets"

I really like this site because it makes it clear that desexing is a major surgical procedure (especially for large dogs or animals which have had a litter or are on heat) and talks about some of the things we do to ensure your pet's safety before and during anaesthesia.

Excerpt below:

Desexing Your Family Pet - What you Need to Know

Desexing is a very significant surgical procedure that requires high levels of skill and should incorporate high quality care. Indeed for many animals that live a healthy and uneventful life desexing will be their most significant surgical procedure. For these reasons we feel there is certain information which pet owners should be aware of when their pet is desexed.

Please take a few minutes to read through this very important information. If you have any additional questions please let us know. We are here to help you learn more about how to care for your pet and give you an understanding about what our role is in providing that care. We are confident that what we do really makes a difference for your pet and yourself. If you haven't been on a clinic tour to see our facilities then please let us know.

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