Desexing

Unless you are planning to breed your pet, it is a good idea to get them desexed. It can help with aggressive and territorial behaviours and can make them less prone to wander. It also greatly decreases the chance of certain cancers, like ovarian, mammary and prostate cancer. In addition, desexing your pet gives you a discount when registering them with the council.

 

Your pet can be desexed from as young as six weeks of age, however we recommend having the procedure around four to six months of age.

 

There is no benefit to your female cat or dog in going through a season, and in fact the beneficial measures that desexing gives against certain cancers is decreased when they do get desexed.

 

As desexing male dogs removes the main source of testosterone, some owners will prefer to wait until they have finished growing.

 

The procedure is done during the day. Your pet will have not had any breakfast, then been checked in at 8:30-9am. They can then be picked up in the afternoon.

 

We advise keeping your pet quiet for the days following the surgery. This means keeping your cat indoors and lead walks only for dogs.

 

Stitches will need to be removed 10 days after the surgery. This is done free of charge and takes only a few minutes, but please call up before you come to ensure a quick visit.