Desexing both male and female dogs and cats is required by law in the ACT. It also reduces the likelihood of some serious diseases and may contribute to a calmer temperament. Desexing is usually recommended at six months of age. Six months of age is before the pets reach sexual maturity, and are able to reproduce. Female dogs and cats usually have not had their first heat period before six months of age. However at six months, your pet is well grown, and has settled well into family life. They have also has plenty of time to develop immunity after vaccination.
For more information read Dogs and Cats – Desexing.
Desexing is recommended at 4-6 months of age in both male and female rabbits.
We also perform desexing in ferrets, male rats and male guinea pigs. Ask us about the Supreloron implant for ferrets and rats.