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Pet Desexing
12 December 2023
Desexing Your Pet
Pet desexing is an important topic that revolves around love and health. As pet owners, we often overlook one of the most basic aspects of pet care - getting our pets desexed. With the progress of society, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the significance of desexing and the positive impact on pets.   Basic Concept of Pet Desexing Pet desexing involves surgically removing a portion or all of the reproductive organs. For female animals, this entails the removal of the uterus and ovaries, while for male animals, it involves the removal of the testicles. It is a routine surgery typically performed under general anesthesia, and pets usually recover quickly from the procedure.   Benefits of Desexing Your Pet First and foremost, desexing provides significant health benefits for pets. This procedure can greatly reduce the risk of prostate, testicular, uterine, and mammary gland diseases and cancers in cats and dogs. It is a preventive measure that enables pets to live longer and healthier lives.   Pet desexing also helps to effectively reduce the behavioral issue of urine marking in cats and dogs. This behavior not only troubles the owners but can also lead to household conflicts. Desexed pets are usually more docile and less prone to conflicts with other animals, further reducing aggression.   Unneutered male dogs that are kept indoors for long periods may redirect their energy towards furniture or even humans. Such behavior affects the relationship within the family and with the pet. Desexing can effectively reduce such undesirable behaviors, making the household more harmonious.   Unspayed female dogs will be on heat approximately twice a year, and during this time, they may attract attention and encounters. This not only causes inconvenience for pet owners but also increases the risk of accidental pregnancies. Desexing can prevent such situations and also helps prevent physical and behavioral changes caused by pseudopregnancy.     Will Pet Desex Lead to Weight Issues? Some people are concerned that desexing may increase the risk of obesity in pets. However, if pets receive a balanced diet and regular exercise, desex itself does not increase the risk of obesity. On the contrary, desex can reduce the risk of certain gender-related diseases, allowing pets to enjoy a healthier life.   How Much Does Pet Desexing Cost? The cost of pet desexing surgery varies depending on the type, size, and gender of the animal. However, compared to the care of related medical expenses, the cost of desexing is reasonable and cost-effective.   When is the Right Time to Get Cats and Dogs Desexed? Both cats and dogs can be desexed at around five to six months of age since they can start reproducing at this age. Early desex not only helps to control the pet population but also reduces the discomfort experienced by pets during their on heat cycles.   If you have any questions about pet desexing surgery, feel free to contact us for more detailed information and to schedule an appointment. Pet desexing is not only an expression of love for your furry companions but also a contribution to society and your family. Let us work together to promote the health of our pets.  


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