Current COVID-19 recommendations advise leaving home for essential matters only.
Desexing of dogs has been deemed non-essential in many cases. Due to this, we are able to provide the required documentation for the councils that otherwise legally required pets to be desexed by 6 months of age.
We advise deferring puppy desexing for a further SIX months, unless there is a compelling reason for not deferring. These may include:
- Household with both an entire male and female present -
we can offer desexing both dogs together to further reduce contact
- Excessive sexualized behaviour - mounting, urinating
inside or on people etc
- Recurrent / chronic juvenile vaginitis
- Puppy aggression
Recent research has shown there are increasing medical reasons why deferring your puppy’s desexing until one year of age may be advised.
Please contact our staff to discuss and we can reset a reminder for your puppy’s desexing in six months time. If you believe there are reasons you should not defer desexing, please discuss these and we can advise. We still offer desexing for those in need.
Because many cats are difficult to confine, we will continue to advise desexing at 6 months old to:
- minimise cat fight injuries
- assist in minimising contracting FIV (feline AIDS)
- prevent unwanted pregnancies/litters
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Minimising contact between yourselves and our staff helps protect both parties, and in our case allows us to be able to continue providing important pet health services.