Desexing your pet prevents unplanned litters and can also prevent diseases such as cancer.
In male dogs, desexing reduces the risk of prostatic cancer, testicular cancer and testosterone induced aggression. The dogs character is unchanged after desexing. In male cats, desexing can reduce urine spraying and territorial urine marking.
Some animals will occasionally have 1 testicle retained within the abdomen, it is strongly recommended that these dogs and cats are desexed.
In females that will not be bred, spaying is recommended as it can significantly reduce her chances of developing mammary (breast) cancer. It can also remove the possibility of uterine cancer or severe uterine infections which are common in undesexed female animals.
The desexing procedure requires a general anaesthesic and most animals will remain in hospital overnight for pain relief and observation. All animals that are desexed will also be scheduled for a recheck appointment 10 days after the procedure.