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 and ferrets can also be desexed. In female animals it is called a “spey” and in males it is referred to as “castration”.
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.
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.
We use modern anaesthetics and our vets are very experienced in desexing surgery - your pet will be in the safest of hands.
To book your pet in for desexing, contact your nearest Tableland Veterinary Service clinic today.