Desexing dogs and desexing cats from an early age is important if you want to prevent litters of puppies and kittens from being born. This typically results in unwanted animals that end up being put up for adoption. While some eventually find a new home after being adopted, others end up getting put down once they begin taking up too much space.
If you need to desex a male puppy or female kitten before taking it on as a new pet, book an appointment at Northern Suburbs Veterinary Clinics. With clinic locations in Watsonia and Meadow Heights, we can assist you with all your pet desexing needs. Our pet hospital can also provide a range of emergency services when needed.
In the past, it was normal to desex a dog or cat at 5 ½ to 6 months of age, but these days it is becoming far more common to have your pet desexed at just eight weeks. For most cats and dogs that are lucky enough to not undergo any other form of surgery in their lives, the desexing procedure will likely be the most important procedure they will ever experience.
Not only does it prevent the birth of accidental litters, but it also reduces the likelihood of your pet contracting particular diseases and illnesses. In addition, having your local vet desex your cat or dog can help to minimise aggression and other behavioural problems.