Desexing or neutering your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. As well as preventing unwanted litters, desexing is important for prevention of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases and unwanted behaviours in our pets.
De-sexing is the most frequent surgery performed by our vets, and generally your pet is home by the evening of surgery.
The age at which to have your pet de-sexed differs depending on their breed, size and your needs. Our veterinarian's will discuss with you the best age at which to have your pet booked in for the procedure.
There are many benefits to desexing your pet. They include:
- Preventing unwanted litters, which can be very costly, and may add to the already overwhelming number of stray animals that are put down each year
- Prevention of testicular cancer and prostate disease in males, and it can help prevent pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary tumours (breast cancer) in females
- Stopping the “heat” cycle in females
- Decreasing aggression towards humans and other animals, especially in males
- Being less prone to wander, especially in males
- Reduction of council registration fees