De-sexing

Many dog owners choose to have their dog de-sexed. De-sexing your dog has a number of benefits. These include a longer life span, less risk of disease (including cancer and prostate infections) and lower levels of aggression. De-sexing also stops females from entering their heat cycle and improves territorial and hormonal behaviour.

Many dog owners choose to have their dog de-sexed. De-sexing your dog has a number of benefits. These include a longer life span, less risk of disease (including cancer and prostate infections) and lower levels of aggression. De-sexing also stops females from entering their heat cycle and improves territorial and hormonal behaviour.

Your local vet will perform the operation while your dog is under general anaesthetic and you can usually take your dog home the same day. De-sexing is usually performed when the dog is at least 6 months old.

After the operation, it’s best to keep your dog inside overnight to recover. Make sure to have plenty of water available as your dog will generally be very thirsty at this time and this will help them pass the remainder of the anaesthetic more rapidly. Don’t be alarmed if your dog’s appetite decreases slightly – it’s a common side effect and should pass quickly.