Desexing

What is desexing?

Desexing is a surgical procedure that removes a section of an animals reproductive system. In males its called a castration or neutering and in females its called spaying or an ovarian hysterectomy.

Some pet owners find making the decision to sterilise their pet quite difficult. People often think it will change their pets character, well we are here to tell you this is not true. Your pet may quieten down but they will still have quite a personality. The medical risks associated with not desexing your pet far out way any other concerns.

LAPAROSCOPY – A NEW APPROACH TO DESEXING IN FEMALE DOGS AND CATS

Among other surgical procedures, laparoscopy offers an alternative to desexing of female dogs and cats and is increasing in popularity amongst both veterinarians and pet owners. The method used is referred to as Laparoscopic Ovariectomy. Like the traditional method, it is performed under general anaesthesia, otherwise there are many important differences. Using a laparoscopic approach to the reproductive tract, the ovaries are removed from the abdomen via two small incisions. The procedure is less invasive, in many cases faster, with far less pain during the recovery period.

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What age should I have my pet desexed?

We recommend desexing between 4-6 months of age. Desexing your pet early can be more beneficial and hassle free than waiting till after they are 6 months of age.

What are the medical risks associated with NOT desexing my pet?

Females
  • Risk of cancers or other diseases associated with the reproductive organs such as, cystic ovaries, ovarian tumours, mammary cancer, uterine infections and perianal tumours. When females do come into season this can be very uncomfortable and physically draining.
Males
  • Prostate cancer, testicular cancer

Behaviour

Both female and male pets that aren’t desexed are more likely to develop issues with dominance, disobedience, urination marking, aggression, wandering and mounting people or other dogs.

Unwanted Pregnancies

Every day puppies and kittens are found abandoned because someone is unable to care for them. Pregnant female cats and dogs are also found roaming around for the same reason. Pregnancy in pets is much more involved than people think. It may seem all very exciting to have some new babies in the house, but if you have not made the correct preparations such as finances, adequate nutrition for a lactating female and after care for the puppies including vaccinations, worming and flea prevention then we highly recommend not getting your female pet pregnant.

Registration

Registration costs can be costly if your pet is not desexed.

Cryptordchid Animals

Some male pets present with retained testicles, this is called cryptorchidism.

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