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National Desexing Month at The Lost Dogs’ Home

June 23, 2016

July is National Desexing Month! The Lost Dogs’ Home is getting on board to offer discounted cat and dog desexing to help those who need it most.

Thousands of unwanted kittens and puppies are born each year. Some find homes, while others end up in animal shelters or face life on the streets. Desexing your pet means they’ll never contribute to the high number of homeless animals in our community. Plus, it can help make them happier and healthier.

Why should I desex my pet?

Desexed pets generally live longer and healthier lives. Desexing can help prevent the development of certain types of cancer and other issues with the reproductive system, including mammary and uterine cancer in females, and testicular cancer in males. It can also help to settle your pet’s behaviour. They’ll be less likely to wander, fight, or show anti-social or territorial behaviour, such as mounting or spraying.

Cats and dogs can start breeding from a young age. An unplanned litter means a lot of work for you. It will be your responsibility to make sure the kittens or puppies are vaccinated, flea and worm treated, microchipped and desexed (which is very expensive), and ultimately, re-homed to responsible new owners.

Desexing your pet is simple. If you love them, desex them.

Discounted desexing this July

From 1-31 July 2016, The Lost Dogs’ Home Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic is offering discounted cat and dog desexing on presentation of a pension card, health care card or concession card.

Discounted rates
 Female cat  $70
 Male cat  $50
 Female small dog <10kg  $75
 Female medium dog 10-20kg  $110
 Female large dog 20-35kg  $145
 Female giant dog 35kg+  $180
 Male small dog <10kg  $75
 Male medium dog 10-20kg  $90
 Male large dog 20-35kg  $110
 Male giant dog 35kg+  $135

Bookings and more information

To book or find out more about discounted desexing this July, contact the friendly team at our Frank Samways Veterinary Clinic on (03) 9329 2755.