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De-sex your dog

​When you can get your dog de-sexed

  • Dogs can be de-sexed from six months of age.
  • If a female dog (bitch) is in season, de-sexing can be done four weeks after. To learn more about this, speak to your vet.

What you need to do

Book a de-sexing appointment with a vet. You can find a vet through the Yellow Pages.

Our tip

Only a veterinarian is allowed to perform a de-sexing operation. To know more about surgical procedure offences and provisions, see the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

Cost of de-sexing

The cost varies among vets.

What happens during and after de-sexing procedure

The vet will remove your dog's reproductive organs while it is under an anaesthetic.

You will be able to take your dog home the same day, unless the vet advises you otherwise.

Financial assistance

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