Desexing or neutering your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. It is commonly referred to as "castration" in males and "speying" in females pets. Desexing is the most frequent surgery performed by our vets, and generally, your pet is home by the evening of surgery.
The most common age to desex your pet is between 6 and 9 months; however, they are never too old to be desexed.
There are many benefits to desexing your pet before. They include:
- Preventing unwanted litters, which can be very costly. Having your pet sterilised reduces the number of stray animals.
- Prevention of testicular cancer and prostate disease in males can help prevent pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary tumours (breast cancer) in females.
- Stopping the “heat” cycle in females.
- Decreases possible aggression aimed towards humans and other animals, especially other males
- Being less prone to wander, especially in males.
- They are less prone to wander the suburbs, especially males.
- Reduction of council registration fees.