Desexing

Desexing

.We recommend desexing your dog and cat for a number of reasons. Desexing can reduce aggressive and territorial behaviours, like fighting and wandering. It can reduce the incidence of disease such as mammary and testicular cancer, prostate diseases, perineal hernias and uterine issues such as pyometron (a potentially life threatening condition where the uterus fills with pus). It also reduces the number of unwanted puppies and kittens.

Desexing is a routine day surgery that requires a general anaesthetic, with pets being admitted the morning of the surgery and generally going home late afternoon. For female dogs and cats, desexing involves the removal of the ovaries and the uterus (ovariohysterectomy) through a small incision made on the abdomen. For male dogs, it involves the removal of both testicles through an incision just in front of the scrotum (for dogs) or two incisions made on the scrotum (for cats). During surgery a tattoo will be placed on the inside of the left ear as an indicator your pet has been desexed

 

Your pet will need to be kept quiet for the next few days after surgery and will often go home with an Elizabethan collar so they can’t lick their wound. A discharge instruction sheet will contain most of the information you need to care for your pet over the next few days. You will also be given post operative pain relief for your pet. Your pet will need a post operative check 7 to 10 days post surgery, to make sure their wound is healing ok and to have stitches removed. We also desex rabbits and ferrets.

From the 1st of July 2018 it is required in South Australia that all dogs and cats born after this date are desexed, unless owned by a registered breeder. Vets may however grant a temporary exemption, if they believe that desexing will pose an undue risk to the health of the dog or cat or adversely affecting the growth, development or wellbeing of the dog or cat.

Your pet will need to be kept quiet for the next few days after surgery and will often go home with an Elizabethan collar so they can’t lick their wound. A discharge instruction sheet will contain most of the information you need to care for your pet over the next few days. You will also be given post operative pain relief for your pet. Your pet will need a post operative check 7 to 10 days post surgery, to make sure their wound is healing ok and to have stitches removed. We also desex rabbits and ferrets.

From the 1st of July 2018 it is required in South Australia that all dogs and cats born after this date are desexed, unless owned by a registered breeder. Vets may however grant a temoprary exemption, if they believe that desexing will pose an undue risk to the health of the dog or cat or adversely affecting the growth, development or wellbeing of the dog or cat.

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