Desexing is compulsory in SA for all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018. Cats and dogs have to be desexed by the age of 6 months, or within 28 days of when you take possession of a new animal. This law does not apply to dogs and cats born before 1 July 2018, and exemptions are available for working dogs, registered racing greyhounds and animals belonging to breeders registered with the Dog and Cat Management Board.

A little snip can make a big difference to your pet

Dogs and Cats are sexually mature at about 6 months of age, and will breed twice a year if allowed to.

Desexing your pet is the socially responsible thing to do. As well as reducing unwanted litters, it helps controls the urge your pets have to wander and increases the likelihood of your pet enjoying a longer and happier life. It also means cheaper council registration for dogs!

Most people get a pet dog or cat for companionship, and not to breed and show them.

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What are the other advantages of desexing your pet

Dogs: Females will not come into heat or get pregnant once desexed, and if they are desexed at 6 months of age, they will not get mammary tumours (breast cancers) or endometritis (uterus infections). Male dogs will be more laid back and are less likely to get prostate problems. They will still pee on every post though!

Cats: Are prolific breeders, and females should be desexed at 6 months or they will come into heat, get mated and have a litter of kittens – every 6 months! Desexed female cats will just laze around all day, waiting for you to play with them.

Male cats (tom cats) fight, urinate everywhere and are plain anti-social in their behaviour, but will turn into good domestic pets (rather than feral semi-wild cats) once they are desexed.

I need to get my pet desexed. What do I do now?

If you need to get your pet desexed, call us on 8265 3399 to make a booking on Monday - Friday. Admission time is normally between 8am - 9am, and desexing is a day procedure so your pet can go home late afternoon or early evening. Surgical bookings cannot be made online.

For more information contact us, or book an appointment online