Spaying and castration are essential components in a long and healthy life for your pet. These and other surgeries can be stressful for you and your pet. With our team your pet is in good hands and we will give them the best of care to ensure a speedy and comfortable recovery.

What does desexing mean?

Desexing or neutering means you are removing your animal’s reproductive tract. This surgery is done with general anaesthesia and involves a short stay in hospital. 

A little more about what will happen…

The night before…

Your pet can have a meal as per normal, please take away any uneaten food from 9pm. Water is fine to stay out overnight.

The morning of…

A general anaesthesia requires your pet to be fasted so please no breakfast or snacks (or access to other pets food!). Please take away water first thing in the morning.

Your pet will be receiving intravenous fluid therapy. (N.B. This does not apply to cat castration procedures). This provides extra support through the procedure by supporting blood pressure and circulation. This improves anaesthetic safety and helps provide a smoother recovery.

Your pet may have a small area of fur clipped on their neck and legs for access to veins.

After the surgery…

All patients are given appropriate pain management and monitored. After your pet is awake and recovered from the anaesthesia, they will be offered food and a vet will contact you to organise a time for them to go home. This may be the same day or they may have an overnight stay.  Specific discharge instructions will be discussed.

It is important that you pet takes it easy after surgery to allow an uncomplicated recovery. Plenty of rest and taking medications as advised is important. The next appointment for a check up and suture removal will be booked.

Desexing will generally help make your cat or dog a better member of society!  

Additionally they will have a reduced risk of certain diseases including certain cancers.