Desexing or neutering involves removing part of a pet’s reproductive system so that they can’t have babies. Usually we perform this procedure on dogs and cats but other animals like rabbits 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 at Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital?
Desexing ultimately prevents unwanted pregnancies in female cats and dogs. It helps stop unwanted attention from males 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 (infection of the uterus.)
With the large number of strays and abandoned animals euthanised every year we recommend you desex your pet. Maximum benefits are achieved if desexing is done at a young age.
At Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital we only use state of the art anaesthetics and our vets are very experienced in desexing surgery - your pet will be in the safest of hands.
We offer 20% off our desexing prices for cats and dogs under 9 months of age. A post operative recheck, injectable pain medication and suture removal are all included in our desexing prices.
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 Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital today.