Desexing your pets? Here’s what you need to know

Desexing your pets is an important responsibility when becoming a pet owner. Here’s how we can help you desex your pet and benefit everyone involved.

For many, one or two furry friends is enough joy for a household so it can be considered a no-brainer to desex your four legged mate. Not only does desexing benefit you as a pet owner,  but also the welfare of our favourite domestic company as well. Give the gift of a great life for all pets through desexing, we make it easier for everyone.

A pet extras plan with us can save you outstanding amounts when it comes to providing for your pets with the best care possible, including those desexing fees! With our ExtrasJar Mastercard®, just tap and go. Allocate any percentage share amount toward your pet cover and give your tail wagging pal the life that they deserve.

The basics of desexing and what it means to desex your pet

There are three main reasons as to why pet owners resist the service to desex their pets:

  1. It’s too much of an upfront expense 
  2. The belief that your pet is too young to be fertile or fertilise 
  3. The misconception that your pet’s won’t wander to search for a mate, or a dozen…

By getting your pet desexed, it ultimately benefits everybody involved as it limit’s the potential of birthing unwanted litters potentially all over town. It is also a part of welcoming the role of being a responsible pet owner, something that everyone strives to be when bringing a set of whiskers into the house. 

Our pets are fertile and prepared to carry a litter between six to eight months old! Imagine the financial mayhem of taking on nine to twelve new puppies or kittens because you didn’t get yours desexed. This happens a lot more than you’d expect too!

There are ways around avoiding this mishap. Premature desexing as early as eight to twelve weeks has become a new option, and a new norm for pet owners. To desex a pet premature to puberty ensures that the chances of those roaming pregnancies are diminished drastically within the first six to eight months of pet ownership. Premature desexing can be considered a priority. 

Desexing benefits pet owners and the welfare of our animals

Through the process of desexing, not only does the pressure to care for those unplanned litters apply to you, but also to animal shelters in which they are more often delegated. Each year, approximately 160,000 animals are delivered and dropped off to shelters in the hopes of finding new homes, unfortunately the reality of this is that a lot of those animals face euthanasia due to shelter overpopulation. This is something that every pet owner needs to consider, especially when considering desexing!

The behaviors of pets that have been desexed in comparison to those that are yet to be desexed differ greatly. The ways in which non desexed animals operate rely almost entirely on instinct, at times, leaving the domesticated mindset behind them. 

Non desexed pets have a tendency to free roam, show heightened levels of aggravation and temper, assert unnecessary dominance and urine mark in most environments they tend to visit. 

Through the act of desexing, your pet will no longer feel the same need to act on these instincts which therefore can help reduce the risks of your favourite friends being injured or killed through accidents like being run over, stolen and mistreated by other animals and humans.

Desexed pets are less likely to fall ill

As pet owners, when taking the responsibility of caring for our pets we can be surprised by the emergency vet visits or unforeseen sicknesses that our loved ones can get caught up in. These visit’s aren’t very kind to your wallets either with some checkup expenses ranging between $90 to $120. 

The monetary value of desexing your pet as an owner is potentially astronomical. By desexing your pets it can ultimately rule out these unprecedented surprise illnesses. Desexed pets do not carry the same risks of disease such as mammary cancers, tumors and reproductive infections. The old saying goes, curiosity killed the cat. By desexing your domestic pal, it ensures your veterinary expenses are reduced.

Desex your pet with our help!

We’re here to help you. Getting cover for desexing is very uncommon for pet insurers to offer, which is where we come in. We invest your premiums to offer a return to ensure your pet receives the best care possible. Through our Mastercard® service, you can take our card wherever you feel comfortable and delegate as much as you prefer to any pet service. 

Whatever type of care, whatever type of pet owner you are, whether your dog needs physio massage, dental care, dietary specialty appointments and of course desexing…

We are here to help you.

To be responsible is to desex, to desex is to save! Help us help you and the welfare of everyone’s pets.

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