Desexing for pets

Desexing or Neutering

Desexing or neutering your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. The most common age to desex your pet is between 4 and 6 months, however they are never too old to be desexed.

Benefits to desexing your pet 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
  • Living a longer and healthier life
  • Reduction of council registration fees