"Desexing your pet should be at the top of every responsible pet owners list"
The National Desexing Network, a program created by the Animal Welfare League of Qld is collaborating with nine Gold Coast vet clinics to offer discounted desexing prices to the community to encourage people to desex their cats and dogs, before the spring breeding season.
Joy Verrinder, AWLQ Strategic Development Officer said the NDN is grateful to the veterinary practices who have agreed to join the desexing program for the month of July as it means anyone from the far north of the coast to the southern end can easily access these discounted prices.
For the month of July male cats will cost just $65 to be desexed while female cats will cost $95. Male dogs start at $110 and female dogs start at $145. (Conditions apply for pregnant or pets that are in season).
"Each year in the warmer months thousands of unwanted cats and kittens are collected as strays or handed in to Animal Welfare League of Qld which puts an added pressure on our non-profit organisation. Desexing your pet should be at the top of every responsible pet owners list” Ms Verrinder said.
Desexing your pet has lots of health and behavioural benefits including reducing territorial fights, and escaping in dogs and cats becoming more affectionate while lessening the risk of cancer and feline diseases.
Cats can be pregnant from four to five months of age. To prevent accidental or early litters, kittens can be safely desexed from two months of age and one kilogram in weight.
“It is ideal to desex your pets when they are kittens or puppies as the recovery process is much faster and they are back to themselves again within hours of the operation. Ms Verrinder said.
GC Vet Clinics offering the special National Desexing Month prices in 2012 are:
- Arundel Vet Surgery Ph. 55290700
- AWLQ Community Vet Clinic Coombabah Ph. 55940111
- Coomera Vet Surgery Ph. 55732330
- Family Vet Pacific Pines Ph. 55806377
- Greencross Vet Oxenford Ph. 55732670
- Greencross Vet Palm Beach Ph. 55344688
- Jacobs Well Vet Surgery Ph. 55461411
- Ormeau Vet Clinic Ph. 55466205
- Tugun Vet Surgery Ph. 55341928
For more information please go to www.ndn.org.au