Advantages of desexing your companion animal
There are lots of advantages to desexing your pets apart from preventing the birth of unwanted animals.
o Pregnancy is impossible, eliminating problems and significant risks associated with pregnancy and birth.
o Desexing prevents false pregnancies in females.
o Desexing eliminates “heat” cycles in females, which can be messy, difficult to manage, and unpleasant.
o Desexed animals have reduced roaming activity to look for mates, with the consequent benefit that they are less likely to be hit by a car, be injured in other ways or come into contact with infectious disease.
o Desexed animals have less chance of developing certain kinds of cancers.
o Desexing eliminates the chance of common uterine infections (in females).
o Desexing reduces fighting and aggressive behaviours which reduces risk of infectious disease spread by fighting.
o Desexing reduces dominance aggression and fighting between individual rabbits, thus making them easier to house together.
o Desexing reduces unwanted animals being attracted to your property by females in heat.
o Desexing reduces dog registration fees.
o Urine marking behaviour is reduced.
o Desexing eliminates sexual frustration in companion animals.
o Desexing reduces territorial scent marking in rabbits.
o Desexing reduces territorial aggression towards owners in rabbits.
o Desexed animals generally live longer, healthier, happier lives due to various health benefits, some of which are listed here.
o Desexing saves lives.