In both dogs and cats, desexing, or sterilisation, involves the removal of the ovaries and uterus in females, and the testicles in males. Desexing may have a number of behavioural and health benefits for your pet as well as preventing unwanted pregnancies which may impact on your pet’s health. At Coast Animal Health, our experienced vets take into consideration your pet’s weight, vaccination and health status and ability to withstand surgery before advising you on the correct age to desex your pet.
For owners, any type of surgery can be a scary decision to make. We’ve put together a few frequently asked questions and extra information about the procedure HERE to help make the decision process a bit easier.