Pet Desexing and Microchipping
We regularly perform desexing and microchipping procedures on all animals
There are many medical and behavioural advantages to desexing your pet. Most importantly, desexing helps to keep your pet happy and healthy. It also helps to reduce the overpopulation of animals, it reduces the risk of prostate and testicular problems later in life and reduces the cost of registration fees.
Microchipping involves the injection of a tiny rice grain-sized pellet under the skin. The ‘chip’ contains an encoded ID number that can be read using a scanner by any vet or shelter. Puppies must be microchipped by 12 weeks of age.
At Sutherland Shire council when cats and dogs reach the age of six months (although this can be done sooner), they must be registered with the council, and you need to pay the appropriate fee. This is a lifetime registration – you need only do this once during the animal’s life.
“When we got our new puppy Parker Brown, we knew we would go back to Sutherland Vet. They were the medical team that got us through the routine and unexpected ups and downs of our old dog Leroy’s life, right up to the end and they did it with so much love and care. There is so much trust and history there. They’re part of the family.”
– Alicia B.