Benefits of Desexing

Health
–  Reduced risk of getting cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs
– Reduced risk of acute uterine infections and breast cancer in females
– Females can suffer from physical and nutritional exhaustion if continually breeding.
– Pets generally live longer and healthier lives.

Behavioural
– Pets are less prone to wander, fight, and are less likely to get lost or injured
– Reduces territorial behaviour such as spraying indoors.
– In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy.

Cost
– Reduced Council rates for your dog
– No need to find homes for unwanted kittens or puppies.
– Potential cost savings for expensive surgeries from car accidents or fights, which are less likely to occur if your pet doesn’t roam around.

What is the best age to have my animal desexed?

We can and do desex cats and dogs as young as 8 weeks of age. However in most cases there is no great rush and we reccommend desexing your pet between 4 – 6 months, just after completing its primary vaccination course.

Cats can come on heat as young as 4 months of age so best not to delay it much longer to minimise “accidents”.

It’s never too late to desex. In fact, the risk of certain diseases increases with age, so desexing is even more important for older dogs.

Cost of Desexing

Desexing costs are a guide only. Please note if your pets is obese, pregnant, on heat, have retained testicles or other health conditions then it would be best to speak to our clinic staff to get an accurate costing.

Female dogs
between $225 and $315 depending on size.
most common – 10- 20 kg $245

Male dogs 
between $185 – $245 depending on size.
most common 20-30kg $215

Cats 
males $120
females $155

Rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, mice
$140 male or female