IS YOUR PET DESEXED?
When you desex your pet, you’re doing yourself, your pet and your community a big favour. Your pet’s health and longevity improve, you’re saving yourself large vet bills from all the health complications that could come from an undesexed pet, and you are preventing unwanted litters end up in pounds or animal rescue shelters. The National Desexing Network (NDN) is an Australia-wide referral system giving pet owners in financial need access to low-cost desexing. Our goal is to end pet overpopulation by making desexing available and more affordable to those who need it most. If you’re a pet owner you could be eligible for discounted desexing, all you have to do is fill out the desexing voucher application, and it will be sent to you via email.
If you’re a vet, you can join hundreds of vets across Australia who are helping the National Desexing Network end pet overpopulation, follow the prompts below to see how you can get involved or get in contact with us.
None of this would be possible without the support of our local councils. If you are a leader in your community and you are passionate about saving the lives of animals, please get in touch with the National Desexing Network. We would love to work with you and assist you through the process of ending pet overpopulation in your area.
BENEFITS OF DESEXING
There are many reasons why pet owners should desex their pets. As well as helping to stop pet overpopulation, the following are some of the other benefits associated with desexing cats and dogs.
- Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer/disorders in males, and cystic ovaries, ovarian tumors, acute uterine infections and breast cancer in females, and also other diseases like mammary cancer, perianal tumors and perianal hamias.
- Females can suffer from physical and nutritional exhaustion if continually breeding.
- Pets generally live longer and healthier lives.
- Pets are less prone to wander, fight, and are less likely to get lost or injured.
- Reduces territorial behaviour such as spraying indoors.
- Less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviors. They become more affectionate and become better companions.
- Eliminates “heat” cycles in female cats and their efforts to get outside in search for a mate.
- Eliminates male dogs’ urge to “mount” people’s legs.
- Reduces the cost to the community of having to care for unwanted puppies and kittens in pounds and shelters.
- No additional food or vet bills for the offspring.
- No need to find homes for unwanted or unexpected litters of puppies or kittens.
- Save money from expensive surgeries from car accidents or fights, which are less likely to occur if your pet doesn’t roam around.
- Dumping puppies and kittens is an ethical cost, as well as being illegal and inhumane.
- The price of desexing is more affordable to those in financial need with the assistance of organisations such as NDN.
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