Dogs and Cats born on or after the 1st July 2018 must be desexed by 6 months of age in South Australia, unless you have a veterinary exemption.
Your dog and cat can be desexed at any age and as early as 8 weeks. We do however recommend that unless it is medically necessary, that your female dog is not desexed whilst they are on heat/season.
What are the benefits of desexing your pet?
- Prevents unwanted pregnancies
- In females, desexing reduces the risks of mammary tumours, tumours of the ovaries, uterus and cervix.
- In males it can reduce the risk of prostatic disease, perianal tumours, and testicular cancers.
- Can help in controlling male dominance and any aggression problems.
- If there is a female dog on heat in your neighbourhood, it will reduce your pets’ wandering instincts.
If you want to know more, please call our friendly team to discuss the best options for your pet.