Desexing, for the health of the animal and the benefit of the community
We recommend that pets are desexed for their own wellbeing as well as to reduce the negative behaviours associated with animals that are intact. Desexing helps reduce the risk of a variety of infections as well as serious illnesses such as certain types of cancers. This also prevents unwanted litters and abandoned animals as well as an extra burden on shelters where litters are dropped that the owners cannot take care of. Desexing prevents excessive marking (spraying of urine), roaming, aggression and fighting to a large degree. Desexing should be done before the animal’s first season at around 6 months of age.
Unless you intend to breed your pet in a responsible and controlled manner we suggest having your dog or cat desexed for the benefit of the animal and also the larger community.