We recommend surgical desexing for all pets not intended for breeding.

The benefits of desexing your pet

Preventing the oversupply of dogs and cats

Throughout the animals shelters of Melbourne, many thousands of healthy dogs and cats are put down each year simply because we have too many of them within animal shelters.

Council registration is significantly cheaper for desexed pets.

Behavioural benefits

  • Decreased urge to wander, roam or escape
  • Calming influence on behaviour and a reduction in some aggressive behaviours

Medical benefits

  • No ovarian, uterine or testicular cancer
  • Desexing prevents pyometra-a life-threatening disease in dogs
  • Desexing reduces mammary cancer and prostatic disease
  • Desexing prevents bi-yearly problems associated with on heat females, such as blood staining, male dogs visiting, or cats calling
  • Decrease spraying in male cats
  • Decrease cat aggression and asociated fighting, abscesses, and FIV

At what age should you desex your pet?

Desexing can be done safely at almost any age, depending on gender, size, health issues, and other factors.    

Young pups and kittens are generally desexed at approximately 4-5 months of age.

For maximal benefit in decreasing mammary tumours , females (girls) should be spayed before their first season, which will occur from 5 to 6 months of age.

What happens on surgery day?

Desexing is often the first time your pet will stay at our clinic for any extended period of time and we do our best to make things as comfortable as possible.

Visit our clinics to learn more or contact us make an appointment.