Desexing is an important part of responsible pet care. Not only does it reduce the incentive for straying pets, it helps to limit bad behaviours such as scent marking / spraying, aggression and hyperactivity. It also helps to prevent certain forms of cancer later in life.
It is a quick, minimally painful procedure carried out to high standards of surgical practice, in our clinic’s surgical theatre. Your pet will be treated with the best care with comfortable, heated, padded cages, heated surgical tables, strong pain prevention medication and your pet’s very own trained anaesthesia assistant, to monitor your pet’s vitals from start to finish. Our aim is to make your pet’s procedure as safe and as pain-free as possible.
We highly recommend having your pet desexed at around 6 months of age for cats and small breed dogs, or around 8-10 months of age for large breed dogs.
Included in a desexing package at Parkinson Vet is
Your pet will require general anaesthesia for their procedure. You may be aware of the risks associated with anaesthetics and although the associated risks are minimal, we recommend the following options to ensure the procedure is as safe as possible.
Lower your pet’s blood pressure, which may have long term effects on the kidneys and other organs. By placing your pet on intravenous fluids, this assists in maintaining the circulation and blood pressure while your pet is under anaesthesia.