Why Desex?

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Every year at vet clinics, animal shelters and dog pounds around Australia, many unwanted dogs are being euthanised.

Why? Too often a bitch has accidentally got pregnant or a dog has jumped into someone’s yard and mated with the bitch on heat and thus many unwanted litters are created.

Desexings are surgeries subsidised by veterinarians, to encourage responsible pet ownership.

Advantages of Desexing

  • It prevents unwanted litters
  • It prevents medical problems associated with breeding infected uterus (pyometra)
  • Mastitis
  • Birthing problems, possibly needing a costly caesarian
  • In females, it reduces the chance of breast and uterine cancer drastically
  • In males it prevents prostatic disease later in life
  • It stops male dogs wandering looking for on heat females and getting into fights, run over or shot
  • Early desexing reduces behavioural problems

Desexing does not cause weight gain! There is no weight gain, unless you over feed your dog!

This is a very significant surgical procedure that requires high levels of skill and should incorporate a high standard of care.

This is a very significant surgical procedure that requires high levels of skill and should incorporate a high standard of care. Without a doubt, for many dogs that live a healthy and uneventful life, desexing will be their most significant surgical procedure.

We are confident that what we do here at Petfocus Vetcare really makes a difference for your pet and yourself. If you haven’t been on a clinic tour to see our facilities, then please let us know.

Whilst dogs and cats can be desexed as early as 6 weeks of age, we desex most pets at around 6 months of age.

To find out more on the desexing process at Petfocus click here