Both male and female puppies and kittens begin their reproductive cycles at a young age, and for this reason they can be desexed from the age of 4 months. There are several medical, behavioural and monetary advantages to having your dog desexed:

  • Desexing promotes responsible pet ownership, as it helps to reduce the number of unwanted pets in the community
  • Undesexed dogs and cats breed, and it can be hard to find good homes for the puppies and kittens that are born; as a result, they are often dumped or handed in to shelters and welfare organisations, which take in hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals nation-wide each year
  • Reduces the risk of cancers, diseases and infections of the reproductive organs in both males and females (e.g. ovarian tumours, breast cancer, cystic ovaries, testicular cancer and prostate enlargement)
  • Prevents females from experiencing both nutritional and physical exhaustion from repeated breeding
  • Helps to prevent wandering, which in turn can prevent your pet from being involved in a car accident, fighting with other animals or otherwise becoming lost or injured (all of which can result in your pet requiring costly medical attention)
  • Desexing will help to curb aggressive and antisocial behaviour, such as spraying indoors
  • In general, desexed pets live longer and healthier lives

For more information on desexing procedures, please contact the clinic.