Desexing or neutering involves removing part of a pet’s reproductive system so that they can’t reproduce. Usually we perform this procedure on dogs and cats but other animals like rabbits and ferrets can also be desexed. In female animals it is called a “spey” and in males it is referred to as “castration”.
Why desex my pet?
Desexing ultimately prevents unwanted pregnancies in female cats and dogs. It helps stop unwanted attention from males, reduces the chance of intermate aggression and reduces the wandering instinct.
There are also health benefits associated with desexing. Desexing actually reduces the risk of cancers in both males and females, as well as other life threatening conditions such as pyometra (uterine infection in bitches).
With the large number of strays and abandoned animals euthanised every year we recommend you desex your pet. We recommend desexing is done around 5½ months of age.
At South Hedland Vet Hospital we only use state of the art anaesthetics. Our vets are very experienced in desexing surgery – your pet will be in the safest of hands.
Our friendly staff can give you more information about the appropriate time to desex your pet and discuss how to prepare your pet for the surgery – Call South Hedland Veterinary Hospital on (08) 9172 1608.