So we have our new little monster floof. He’s adorable and silly and the bane of Mako’s existence at the moment but they’re learning to get along. However, just like Mako, when we adopted little Luxu, he was desexed before they gave him to us. It’s actually become common practice for pet rescues, breeders, and owners in general to have their pet desexed before rehoming them. And there are plenty of health benefits behind the decision.

Some people get one cat or one dog and that’s all they want. So suddenly having more kittens and puppies because your pet got out once is a huge problem. There could be a variety of reasons you can’t take care of them and desexing is the only surefire way to prevent unwanted litters.

Other than less pets, animals that have been spayed or neutered tend to be less aggressive. So if your pooch seems a little stand-offish, unusually angry, or even kind of stubborn, having them desexed can lower that aggression level (if they already are desexed, you may want to consider a vet visit). This is usually in relation to mating season, so desexing your pet also lowers their desire to run off to find a mate, which can get them into some serious trouble sometimes. And there’s less chance of your pet trying to “mark their territory” all over your front door when they’re desexed.

Desexing your pet can also lower your pet’s chances of getting several diseases, infections, and other problems. These include mammary cancer, cancer in the reproductive organs, uterine infections, prostate problems, and some others.

Desexing your pet may sound cruel to some people, but it’s actually for the safety and health of your pet to do so. They don’t want to run off where they can get hit by a car, they tend to live longer, and there’s just less stress all around. So please, when considering adopting a new pet, ask if they are desexed and ask your vet about the desexing process if they are not.

Info: RSPCA https://www.rspca.org.au/campaigns/responsible-pet-ownership/desexing

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