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Why should I have my pet desexed?
Desexing is an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies. The RSPCA receives over 125,000 animals every year and many of these unwanted animals are the result of unplanned breeding.
Research also shows that desexed animals can actually live longer. Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males. Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males. In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in fights or a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car.
Talk to your vet about desexing, microchipping and vaccinations. They’re all important parts of being a responsible pet owner and will ensure your new best friend stays healthy and happy.
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