FINDON VET  08 8347 3444   221 Grange Road, Findon SA 5023

SEATON VET  08 8155 5200   342 Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton SA 5023

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Dog, puppy, cat, kitten and rabbit desexing.

Desexing of our pets is very important for many medical and behavioural reasons. Desexing has its greatest benefits when done before a females' first heat or season (oestrus), and before males develop any bad habits (behaviours).

Desexing of puppies and kittens at the Findon Vet Surgery, Adelaide, has one of the highest safety record, if not the highest, for puppy and kitten surgery and anaesthesia. We include a range of Free Upgrades that maximise safety and minimise the risks of surgery. To see these complimentary puppy and kitten desexing inclusions, <<click here>>

  • Male dog, cat and rabbit desexing is known as castration or neutering, and involves the surgical removal of the testes from an incision just in front of the scrotum (orchidectomy).
  • Female desexing of dogs, cats and rabbits are called speys ("spay" in America) and involves the surgical removal of the ovaries and the uterus (ovariohysterectomy) via an incision in the middle of the underside of the abdomen.

Desexing or castrating a male dog eliminates, prevents or reduces the liklihood or incidence of:

  • NOTE that we include IV fluids at NO CHARGE, to enhance the anaesthetic safety
  • Urinating inside the house (marking territory) but not outside
  • Mounting people's legs
  • Straying (particularly when a bitch up-wind is in-season)
  • Aggression (both inter-dog aggression, possevive and territorial aggression)
  • Testiclar cancer
  • Prostatic disease and cancer
  • Reduces the constant need to pace the backyard territory and may help prevent many barking problems
  • Unwanted litters of puppies
  • Perianal (bottom) cancer
  • Perineal hernia
  • Desexed male dogs are described as being more homely pets

Desexing or speying (spaying) a female dog eliminates, prevents or reduces the liklihood of:

  • NOTE that we include IV fluids at NO CHARGE, to enhance the anaesthetic safety
  • Regular 6 to 7 month oestrus cycles, or being in season or on heat
  • Oestrus is accompanied by a messy blood discharge, STRONGLY attracts unwanted male dogs and may encourage the female to wander at that fertile time!
  • Unwanted litters of puppies
  • Desexing BEFORE the first season/oestrus reduces the incidence of mammary cancers by a factor of approx SEVEN fold
  • Usually cures/resolves cases of immature vaginitis
  • Phantom pregnancy or pseudopregnancy
  • Pyometra (pus filled, infected uterus)

Desexing, castrating or neutering a male cat (tomcat):

  • Greatly reduces roaming (less car accidents)
  • Greatly reduces fighing (and therefore cat bite abscesses and FIV or Cat AIDS)
  • Reduces urine marking, spraying, to mark territory
  • Reduces the very pungent, strong tomcat odour of undesexed male cats, and of their urine
  • Makes male cats a more homely pet
  • Prevents him fathering litters of kittens, that add to the huge number of unwanted kittens

Desexing or speying (spaying) a female cat (Queen):

  • NOTE that we include IV fluids at NO CHARGE, to enhance the anaesthetic safety
  • Greatly reduces roaming, especially when she is on heat (in season or in oestrus)
  • Greatly reduces fighting or being beaten up by amorous male cats
  • Prevents unwanted litters of kittens
  • Prevent her going into season,and thus avoiding the annoying crying they do for the durination of her estrus
  • Reduces the incidence of medical issues later in life (breast cancer and uterin infections)

Desexing Male AND Female Rabbits:

  • Reduces or prevents aggression between rabbits - Females will attack a male or even another female if it is on heat and is not mated by the other bunny (even if it IS not a male)
  • Undesexed male rabbits often spray urine to mark territory
  • Prevents phantom or false pregnancies (pseudopregnancy) in females. Females then pluck out their fur to make a nest, and often swallow some or a lot of this fur. his can lead to a fatal intestinal obstruction
  • Female rabbit speys MUST BE PERFORMED BY A VET EXPERIENCED IN RABBIT OVARIOHYSTERECTOMIES. Rabbit spays are particularly difficult and different to cat and dog spays, and complication rates can be high if not done by a vet well trained in this surgery
  • Male rabbits are also more difficult than dog and cat castrations, certainly more time consuming to ensure it is done correctly
  • Rabbit anaesthesia is more risky than dog and cat anaesthesia. We are very experienced in rabbit GA's and desexings

Our vets are available to desex, castrate (neuter), spey (spay) your pet and we are centrally located in Adelaide's western suburbs. We are adjacent to Fulham Gardens, Flinders Park, Fulham, Kidman Park, Allenby Gardens, Welland, Seaton, Lockleys, Underdale, Torrensville, Woodville Park, Brooklyn Park, Beverley, Woodville, Woodville Gardens, Croydon, West Croydon, Henley Beach, Hendon, Royal Park.

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Findon Veterinary Surgery
 08 8347 3444
Address:
221 Grange Road, Findon SA 5023

Seaton Veterinary Centre
 08 8155 5200
Address:
342 Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton SA 5023

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