Pet And Animal Desexing
Book a day procedure to get your pet desexed in Adamstown, Newcastle.
Many people are often undecided whether they should desex their pet. There are many reasons for and very few against desexing. The reasons for desexing include:
- Behavioural benefits – entire animals may show increased aggression, urine marking, wandering and sometimes increased anxiety.
- Health benefits – entire females may suffer from ovarian/uterine tumours, pyometras, endometriosis, sex hormone dermatological conditions and mammary tumours. Entire males may suffer from prostate disorders, testicular tumours and perineal hernias. All these conditions are either non existent or uncommon in desexed animals.
- Unwanted pregnancies can result in overpopulation, unwanted litters or expensive emergency caesarians. If your animal requires a caesarean it will often be required at night and may cost several thousand dollars.
- Phantom pregnancies in female dogs are normal and can involve weight loss and inappetance. Similarly female cats can cycle continuously resulting in weight loss, inappetance and behavioural changes until they are mated.
The main concerns people often have with desexing involves weight gain, urinary incontinence and behavioural changes. Desexing does lower metabolic rates so we normally recommend a lower calorie diet. Urinary incontinence can occasionally occur in female dogs and it can be treated with one of a range of
We recommend desexing dogs before 6 months of age and cats before 4 months of age, before animals reach their sexual maturity. The surgical procedure is safe, quick and effective with very few risks involved. It is a day procedure and your pet will be admitted and discharged on the same day. Analgesia is always provided to our patients but if your pet appears painful after a procedure additional pain relief can always be prescribed.
On 01.07.2020, NSW State government put in place changes to pet ownership regarding desexing cats & permits.
Annual permits will be required for owners of non-desexed cats.
This means that owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.
For a full breakdown regarding permits for both dangerous dog permits & for non desexed cats over 4 months of age, click on the image below: