Ipswich Vet Group, caring for local pets since 1967
All Hours: (07) 3282 900939-51 Junction Road, Karalee, QLD 4306
We recommend that all dogs and cats, not owned by a registered breeder, are desexed at 5-6 months of age. There are numerous health benefits for both male & female pets and the advantages to the pet population as a whole should not be under estimated.
Desexed females have a much lower incidence of mammary (breast) cancer and the risk of a pyometra or womb infection is removed. Unwanted pregnancies are also avoided.
In males, desexing removes the possibility of testicular tumours and decreases the risk of prostate disease. In addition, removal of the male hormones often results in lower levels of dominance, aggression and wandering.
The high numbers of unwanted pets in Australia means too many are euthanased every year. Please consider carefully before breeding from your pet.
Microchipping is the only permanent means of identifying your pet. A small chip, about the size of a grain of rice, is implanted in the loose skin on the back of the neck. The chip contains a unique number that is registered on a central database. The database stores your contact details. In the event that your pet goes missing and is taken to a rescue shelter or a vet clinic, a scanner is passed over to reveal the number, the central database is contacted and you will be contacted and reunited with your pet.
As of 2010, by law, all pets that change ownership, whether sold or given away, must be microchipped. This applies to kittens, puppies and adult pets.
All dogs and cats should be registered with Ipswich City Council by the time they are 12 weeks old.
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Karalee, QLD 4306
Telephone: (07) 3282 9009
Fax: (07) 3282 9005
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