Desexing is important for future health, improved behaviour and for population control (reducing unwanted pets in refuges). This is a surgical procedure that renders an animal unable to breed. The procedure for a female is called a spey and for a male is called castration. These procedures are done under a general anaesthetic and using strict hygiene controls.
Desexing is best done between the ages of four and six months of age. At this age, the organs are relatively smaller than later in life. Therefore, it is safer, takes less time and less complications occur with the surgery. Your pet will be under anaesthesia for a shorter time, wake up faster and recover quicker. Additionally, the long term health benefits achieved are greatest when desexing is performed before sexual maturity.
Bli Bli Vet supports the Sunshine Coast Animal Rescue desexing program.