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Benefits of de-sexing your dog
De-sexing does not change the personality of your dog. It makes them more sociable and easier to train and handle.
De-sexed dogs generally live longer, healthier lives and have a lower risk of getting various cancers and diseases of the reproductive organs.
- Male dogs have no risk of testicular cancer.
- De-sexing prevents the male dog's prostate gland from enlarging, removing their discomfort when urinating and defecating.
- Female dogs (bitches) have a lower risk of getting mammary cancer, cystic ovaries, prostatic disease, perianal tumors, perianal hamias and acute uterine infections.
- Bitches have no risk of pyometra, a life-threatening womb infection.
- Bitches have a lower risk of false pregnancies (showing pregnancy symptoms without carrying puppies)
If you have a good reason not to de-sex your female dog, keep her securely confined when in season.
- Dogs are less likely to wander, roam or stray and are therefore less likely to be hurt in road accidents.
- Dogs are less likely to be aggressive and are easier to train.
- De-sexing will prevent male dogs from searching for bitches in season and fighting with other dogs.
- Male dogs are less likely to behave anti-socially, e.g. mount people's legs and mark their territory.
De-sexing helps control overpopulation of dogs
De-sexing eliminates reproductive drive in dogs. This reduces the number of unwanted puppies.
Strays and surrendered animals can overpopulate animal shelters.
Lower registration fee for de-sexed dogs
De-sexing lowers your dog's annual registration fee.
Dog registration fee calculator.
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