We provide a desexing service for dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and ferrets of both sexes.
Aside from reducing the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born each year, desexing provides many health benefits.
Spaying a female pet protects her against potentially deadly diseases, including infections, reproductive tract diseases, and several types of cancer. It also stops her from going into heat. This means you avoid the inconvenience that inherent to the heat cycle in female dogs, and the restlessness and crying exhibited by female cats.
For male pets, castration reduces or eliminates the risk of prostate and testicular cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. It also reduces behaviour such as roaming, fighting, mounting mother animals or people, and excessive urine marking.
The procedure involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries for females, or the testicles for males. As it is conducted under general anaesthesia, the animal is required to fast the night before surgery. During surgery, we follow strict protocol and continually monitor your pet’s vital signs to ensure their safety. Animals are usually cleared to go home the same afternoon after surgery. Pain relief is prescribed thereafter, and sutures (only used for dogs) are removed after 10-14 days. Note, that cats, rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs don't require sutures.