Most owners understand the social responsibility of desexing dogs and cats, but most are unaware of the benefits for their pets.
• SPAYING FEMALE ANIMALS – involves a full ovariohysterectomy, with surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. This prevents the animal from coming “on heat” or “in season” again. Hence no unwanted puppies or kittens.
• NEUTERING MALE ANIMALS (also called ‘Castration’) involves surgical removal of the testicles. Some owners see this as denying the pet his ‘natural instincts’, but animal psychologists argue the opposite – that leaving an animal entire and unable to fulfil his urges can cause behavioural problems.
The health benefits from desexing at an early age are significant. Female animals have a reduced risk of mammary cancer and uterine problems. In male animals the risk of testicular and prostate cancers is reduced.
• Males tend to fight and roam less.
• Females avoid having unplanned and unwanted litters.
• Reduces urine marking.
• Be a more socially acceptable pet.
• Have a reduced risk of cancer and disease.
• Incur fewer costs.
SURGICAL ADMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Surgery Admission is between 7.30am to 8.30am.
2. DO NOT FEED your pet on the morning of surgery.
3. Surgery is performed under General Anaesthetic. A pre-medication is given on admission.
4. Pre anaesthetic blood testing is available on request.
5. Your pet should be free of worms and vaccinations should be current.
ANY CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR PET’S HEALTH SHOULD BE DISCUSSED WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN PRIOR TO SURGERY.
Our prices include: Pre-medication, including pain relief, General Anaesthetic, Surgery and suture removal.
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