Desexing, also called spaying or neutering, is performed for reasons of both health and safety. For male and female animals it can reduce the risk of a range of issues such as cancer, reproductive and urinary tract infections and territoriality. Desexing usually reduces aggressive behaviours in dogs which in turn promotes more positive social interactions.
The optimal age for an animal to be desexed is 6 months of age, before sexual maturity is reached.
Desexings, and other elective procedures such as dentals, are conducted Monday to Friday.
Patients are admitted between 7:30 and 8am on the day of the procedure.
They should be fasted from midnight but water may be given up to the time of admission.
Patients are discharged with the vet in attendance between 5 and 6pm.
Surgical patients are prescribed an Elizabethan collar as an essential part of post operative care