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Desexing or neutering involves removing part of a pet’s reproductive system so that they can’t have babies. Usually we perform this procedure on dogs and cats but other animals like rabbits and ferrets can also be desexed. In female animals it is called a “spey” and in males it is referred to as “castration”.
Why desex my pet at Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery?

Desexing ultimately prevents unwanted pregnancies in female cats and dogs. It helps stop unwanted attention from males and reduces the wandering instinct.

There are also health benefits associated with desexing. Desexing actually reduces the risk of cancers in both males and females, as well as other life threatening conditions such as pyometra.

With the large number of strays and abandoned animals euthanised every year we recommend you desex your pet. Maximum benefits are achieved if desexing is done at a young age.

New rules and laws will come into effect in South Australia in July 2018, meaning all dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 must to be desexed before the age of 6 months or within 28 days of a person taking ownership. Vets may grant exemptions in special cases. For more information, please visit

At Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery we only use state of the art anaesthetics and all our vets are very experienced in desexing procedures – your pet will be in the safest of hands.

All patients are provided with long acting antibiotics and pain relief during their procedure, the with option of extras including pre-anesthetic blood testing and intra-operative intravenous fluids.

Our friendly staff can give you more information about the appropriate time to desex your pet and discuss how to prepare your pet for the surgery – call Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery today, (08) 8520 3600

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