DeSexing Your Pet

Desexing of your pet is recommended before your pet is six months of age. Desexing offers medical benefits to your pet.

Females are spayed, meaning the ovaries and uterus are removed. This decreases the risk of uterine and mammary cancers, and eliminates the risk of ‘pyometra’ ( an infection of the uterus).

Males are neutered, where the testicles are removed. This decreases the risk of testicular and prostate problems. Neutered males are also less likely to wander.

Desexing dogs and cats is a common procedure but is by no means routine. We offer both a pre-anaesthethic blood test and intravenous fluid therapy to help decrease the risks involved.

If you would like to know more about the procedure please contact your nearest Veterinary Hospital Group clinic.

What we offer:

  • A clinical exam prior to surgery
  • The option of a pre-anaesthetic blood test, minimizing the risks of surgery by evaluating the function of your pets internal organs
  • The option of intravenous fluid therapy to help maintain blood pressure and blood flow to vital organs during surgery
  • Pain relief both before surgery and after – pain relief before surgery decreases the body’s response to pain decreasing the amount of pain medication needed after surgery
  • Surgery monitored by a trained nurse monitoring your pets vital signs