Desexing, or neutering, your pet is a surgical procedure that prevents them from being able to reproduce. In male pets it is commonly referred to as castration; in female pets as speying.
Mostly we encourage desexing cats, dogs and rabbits before they are six months old.
Why desex your pet?
Prevents unwanted litters, which can be very costly and adds to the already overwhelming number of stray animals put down each year.
Prevents cancers of the reproductive system (for example: mammary, testicular and prostate tumours).
Prevents a potentially fatal infection of the womb called ‘pyometra’.
Stops the ‘heat’ cycle in females.
Can prevent and stop male cats from spraying urine.
Decreases aggression towards humans and other animals, especially in male animals.
Makes them less prone to wander, especially in male animals.
Helps them live a longer and healthier life.
Reduces council registration fees.
Performed by operation under general anaesthetic, your pet is admitted in the morning and can be collected later that same day.
Will desexing affect my pet’s personality?
Not at all. Your pet will retain its pre-operation personality, possibly with the bonus of being calmer and less aggressive.
Should my female have one litter first?
No – it’s actually better for her not to have any litters before being speyed. Her risk of developing breast cancer increases if she’s allowed to go through her first heat.
Will desexing cause my pet to become fat?
Your pet’s metabolism may be slowed due to hormonal changes after desexing. However, this is easily managed by adjusting its diet and ensuring adequate exercise. There’s no reason a desexed pet cannot be maintained at a normal weight. We can recommend specific diets designed to maintain your pet’s weight after being desexed.
Is desexing painful?
As with all surgery, there is some tenderness immediately after the procedure, but most pets recover quickly. We administer pain relief prior to and after surgery. Your pet will be discharged with a short course of pain relief medication for the first few days after the surgery. In many cases, pets will likely need some encouragement to take it easy!
There are simply too many unwanted pets in the world. In Australia, feral cats actively threaten the survival of more than 100 species in the wild. Having your pet neutered is the right thing to do. Not only does it contribute to a longer happier life for your pet, but it addresses several common health and behavioural issues. We offer professional pet neutering in Perth, helping you to help your pet.
At Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre, we love animals. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to better the lives of hundreds of pets and their owners – every day. We offer a wide array of professional medical services and procedures for pets from our practice in the Northern suburbs of Perth.
The Benefits of Pet-Neutering
While the world staggers under the new normal of the Coronavirus pandemic, there is another, altogether different pandemic that many of us concerned with the wellbeing of animals have been battling for years. The battle against animal overpopulation is slowly being won but needs to be accelerated urgently.
Taking into consideration the rapid reproduction cycle of cats, every cat desexing in Perth is likely to have an impact on the number of euthanasia procedures done in Australia each year. Studies show that of the hundreds of thousands of cats – both owned pets and feral cats – surrendered to animal shelters each year, more than 60% are put down.
By having your animal neutered, you will play a key role in reducing the number of feral animals that live in our cities and rural areas. Wild animals reproduce at alarming rates and are responsible for hunting many indigenous species to the point of extinction.
Desexing your dog in Perth’s Northern suburbs will result in a longer, happier life for your dog. Not only does it help combat the homelessness pandemic, but it also addresses several common health problems such as testicular cancer and prostatic enlargement, uterine infections and breast cancers.
Neutering your pet will also address many behavioural issues. Neutered dogs and cats are less likely to roam, hump and mark their territory, or become aggressive, and female pets will not go into heat.
Having your pet neutered will save you money in the long run. Neutering is much less expensive than raising a litter of pups or kittens.
What Sets Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre Apart Regarding Cat Desexing in Perth’s Northern Suburbs?
Choosing a veterinary practice for the healthcare of your pets is as important as choosing a doctor for your family. With many years of experience under their belts, our professional team of vets and nurses are renowned for the high level of medical care that they deliver.
Cats find it very traumatising to leave their environments. We understand the unique needs of cats and have facilities and processes in place to ensure the least amount of stress for your feline during a doctor’s visit.
Our highly skilled vets and nurses will ensure the best care for your pets in a relaxed and caring yet professional setting. We do our utmost to ensure the maximum comfort for your pet, and you.
We carry out our surgery procedures with the utmost levels of precision. Our surgeries are equipped with advanced anaesthetic, diagnostic and surgical equipment and with us, your pet is in good hands.
About Bedford-Dianella Vet Centre
We have been providing professional veterinarian services to the communities of Perth for over 15 years. Our caring and highly experienced team are fully committed to providing the best in healthcare service to your pets.
If you’re one of our many satisfied clients, please consider referring us.
Just ask your friend to mention your pet’s name when they book. As our client, you’ll receive a $25 voucher from us, to come off your pet’s next consultation or spend on products available in our reception – and so will your friend!
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