De-sexing Your Pet

Vetmed Randwick » Veterinary Surgical Services & Pet Health » Puppy and Kitten Health Care » De-sexing Your Pet » Page 7


Benefits Of De-sexing Your Pet

It is very important to get your new puppy or kitten de-sexed. The best time is usually between 5 and 6 months of age but this can vary depending on your pet’s breed. Your VetMed veterinarian will discuss and confirm with you the best time for your pet’s procedure.

There are many advantages to de-sexing your pet. These include reducing the risk of a number of diseases and preventing the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens.

In male dogs, de-sexing can prevent:

  • Dominance aggression
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Hernias
  • Perianal adenomas – tumours around the anus
  • Wandering, which can lead to animal fights or traffic accidents

In Male Cats, De-sexing Controls:

  • Spraying
  • Aggressive behaviour

In Female Dogs And Cats, De-sexing Prevents:

  • Mammary cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Obesity/weight gain
  • Pyometra – a disease of the uterus from deadly bacterial infection

Recent Help & Advice Articles

What are the common Pet Surgeries

At VetMed, we seek to combine the best of specialised and holistic treatments for your pet. We have an experienced team that is well experienced in a broad array of surgical procedures, and who consult with other relevant specialists to provide the best overall...

New Innovations in the Vet World

Much like the rapidly advancing world of human medicine, advances in veterinary technology allow many once unimaginable procedures to be performed on pets in the interests of remedying and preventing illnesses. As technology improves, it also becomes cheaper and more...

How to Cope With a Blind Pet

While many suppose that a blind pet may lack quality of life or be a burden on their owner, neither is true. Dogs and cats are able to operate quite independently and enjoy their lives even if they are blind, whether from birth or blindness acquired later in life. We...

Pet FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Navigate here to see some of the most common pet advice and FAQs answered.

Share This