Play your part in responsible pet ownership and desex your pet. At Kirrawee Veterinary Clinic, we routinely perform safe desexing on cats and dogs from the age of six months. This is because at this stage, the surgery is simple and the recovery is quick. However, we can perform desexing at any age. If your pet needs desexing, book an appointment with us today.
Why should I desex my pet?
Desexing is an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pet pregnancies in the community as well as reduce the overpopulation of animals. Nationally, the RSPCA shelters will take in around 160,000 animals. Many of these are the result of unintentional breeding. You can actively help prevent unwanted pregnancies by desexing your cat or dog.
In addition to helping the community, desexing your cat or dog brings about many health and behavioural benefits to your pet. Just some of these benefits include:
- Your desexed pet is less likely to get diseases or succumb to certain illnesses, such as mammary cancer, uterine infections and prostate problems
- Reducing behavioural problems such as roaming, aggression towards other animals, and even urine marking (in males)
- A pet that lives longer and leads a healthier life
What does the desexing procedure involve?
Desexing, sterilising, spaying, fixing, neutering: while there are many words that describe the process, the outcome is the same - your pet will no longer be sexually reproductive. Desexing is an irreversible procedure where the female dog’s ovaries and uterus are removed, and for male dogs, their testicles are removed.
If you are not aware of the intricacies of the neutering process, you might be concerned that your pet will feel pain during the operation. Rest assured, the surgery is performed under full anaesthetic, with a sedative with pain relief administered beforehand to help your pet relax.
After the procedure has been completed, your pet will wake up in comfort until it’s time for you to pick them up where the vet will send them home with pain relief as well to make sure they are as comfortable as possible.
Book an appointment
De-sexing your animals can solve certain behavioural issues, lower their risk of medical problems, and decrease the chance of pet homelessness from unwanted pregnancies. At Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital, we can quickly and safely de-sex your pet so you don’t have to worry in the future.
To book an appointment to desex your cat or dog in our state-of-the-art veterinary facility, please contact us on (02) 9521 6422.