When should my pet be desexed?
We recommend that you discuss with your vet the best timing to desex your pet to ensure that you best support your pet's long term health and wellbeing.
For dogs, the optimal timing for desexing depends more on their size and breed rather than their age. This is because not all dogs are created equal in size and development, just look at the difference between a Great Dane and a Chihuahua.
The general rule is that small breeds are safe to desex at 6 months of age, whereas giant breeds should wait until at least 15 months of age when they are more developed. Desexing large dogs at a later age decreases the incidence of musculoskeletal disease and also reduces behavioral problems such as anxiety.
If you would like your pet to breed then our vets can give you breeding advice suitable for your pet.