- An animal that has not been sterilised is at greater risk for many avoidable diseases of the reproductive organs, including infections and cancer. Males and females are both at risk.
- Intact (non-sterilised) males will also tend to fight and roam, which puts them at greater risk for bite wounds, motor vehicle accidents and lacerations from security fences. You are also more likely to get a complaint from neighbours that your beloved pet is causing a nuisance.
- Intact females will regularly come into season or 'heat' in order to mate. This will attract unwanted male animals to your home and is a major cause of fighting, even amongst your own animals.
- Unknown animals may carry infectious diseases with them and infect your pet during mating and when fighting. Some of these diseases are not readily treatable and could even cause the death of your pet.
- An unwanted pregnancy in your pet can be the cause of great expense to you and even endanger your pet's health, especially if a complication occurs.
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