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Dog Desexing

When you get your dog desexed you’re proving that you’re a responsible pet owner, a good neighbour and a caring citizen. While the current regulations in Western Australia haven’t made dog desexing mandatory, in practice it keeps your dog healthier and happier, it prevents unwanted puppies from being homeless and it can sometimes assist with common behavioural problems.

What does dog desexing mean?

Also sometimes referred to spaying, neutering, sterilisation or castration, dog desexing is a routine  procedure that stops unwanted dog pregnancies. For a male dog, desexing is the removal of the testicles.  Desexing a female dog involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus, please talk to us if you have any concerns, we are also able to offer ovariectomies which is just the removal of the ovaries and not the uterus, which is less invasive and can have a faster recovery time. Once a male dog has been desexed it won’t be able to impregnate a female, while for females it prevents them from going into heat and falling pregnant.

How much does dog desexing cost?

Some people may worry about dog desexing costs, fearing that any kind of operation will be prohibitively expensive. But this simple and routine procedure is quite  subsidsed by us to make It more affordable to more people cost-effective, when compared with the expense of raising a litter of puppies (not to mention the potential complications that could occur during pregnancy)desexing is an affordable option. A final dog desexing cost will be determined by a range of factors including your dog’s gender, size and age. For more information and specific pricing for your pet, just call give our friendly staff a call.

Is dog desexing safe?

Desexing operations are the most commonly performed procedures carried out by vets. A general anaesthetic is used during the procedure, so you won’t need to worry about them feeling a thing. While any kind of medical intervention comes with some risk, most dogs will experience minimal post-op discomfort and will return home with painkillers the very same day.

How old should my dog be when it gets desexed?

Generally, used to we recommend that dogs are were desexed when they’re about 6 months of age, however we now recommend that we steralise around 12 – 18 months of age particularly in the larger and giant breed dogs. Younger dogs will typically bounce back easier after any kind of surgery, with improved wound healing and anaesthetic tolerance. The best way to determine the right age for your dog is by bringing them in for a pre-consultation.

Are there health benefits to dog desexing?

There are several proven health benefits to having your dog desexed, for both male and female dogs. It can reduce the risk of uterine infections and breast mammary tumours in female dogs and prevent testicular or prostate problems in male dogs. Desexing can also assist with hormone-related behaviours such as marking, roaming and territorial aggression, although individual results will vary depending on a dog’s history, personality and physiology.