Part of responsible pet ownership is ensuring that your pets are not producing unwanted offspring! The easiest way to achieve this is by having them surgically desexed.
Desexing involves surgically removing a part of your pet’s reproductive system. In females, we routinely perform an Ovariohysterectomy - removing the ovaries and uterus. We call this procedure a Spey. In males, we remove both testicles, which is referred to as Castration.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right time to desex your pet, and our vets are more than happy to discuss the options and benefits of different stages at which to desex.
The usual age to desex is six months of age. The benefits of this age are: