We recommend surgical desexing for all pets not intended for breeding.

The benefits of desexing your pet

Preventing the oversupply of dogs and cats

Throughout the animals shelters of Melbourne, many thousands of healthy dogs and cats are put down each year simply because we have too many of them within animal shelters.

Council registration is significantly cheaper for desexed pets.

Behavioural benefits

  • Decreased urge to wander, roam or escape
  • Calming influence on behaviour and a reduction in some aggressive behaviours

Medical benefits

  • No ovarian, uterine or testicular cancer
  • Desexing prevents pyometra-a life-threatening disease in dogs
  • Desexing reduces mammary cancer and prostatic disease
  • Desexing prevents bi-yearly problems associated with on heat females, such as blood staining, male dogs visiting or cat calling 
  • Decrease spraying in male cats
  • Decrease cat aggression and associated fighting, abscesses, and FIV

At what age should you desex your pet?

Desexing can be done safely at almost any age, depending on gender, size, health issues and other factors.

For maximal benefit in decreasing mammary tumours. females (girls) should be spayed before their first season, which will occur from 5 to 6 months of age.

Laparoscopic Spey

Did you know? We are one of the only clinics in Melbourne to offer Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Spey. The Laparoscopic Spey is performed using laparoscopic equipment, which drastically reduces the size of the incision needed for a spey procedure. This results in much less post-operative pain, faster recovery and less wound complications. 

For more information, or to enquire whether the Lap Spey is possible for your fur child, please don't hesitate to contact us!

We are conveniently in the City of Stonnington and Glen Eira. The pawfect location for pet parents living in Glen Iris, Malvern, Toorak, Kooyong, Armadale and surrounding areas!