Sterilisation

Desexing, Neutering and Sterilisation

 Help your pets make healthier life choices .....WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF DESEXING? READ ON

Our vets have collaberated to create an outline of the major health benefits of sterilising / neutering your pet:


Why sterilise your cat or dog?


As pet owners we all have different reasons that motivate to ensure our pet's are desexed.

As vets we are mainly concerned with the individual health and social benefits neutering promotes.


Why desex you dog? 

The problems concerning veterinarians with unsterilised dogs differ a little from cats. There are great health benefits to sterilisation. We recommend desexing from 4-6 months of age.


With dogs the benefits of sterilisation include:

  1. Reducing breed-related problems (eg retained testicles, umbilical hernias, loose knee caps, hip dysplasia, etc)
  2. Reduce Male (and female) hormonal dominance issues
  3. Reduced pyometra risk - a common life threatening infection of the uterus seen in middle aged bitches
  4. Reduced risk of cancers of ovaries, testicles, prostate and more!
  5. Social benefits - reduced burden on shelters due to overpopulation

Why desex your CAT? 

If you own a cat you will be well aware of the problems of feral cat populations in Australia. Cats are excellent reproducers and good survivors, sterilisation is a must!

just don't leave it too late.

Dr Adrian says: "In over 12 years of practice the oldest non breeding cat I've seen was only 5 years. Most, particularly males, will roam or leave home at around 2 years of age and essentially become strays in their search for territory and breeding opportunities. You can help by sterilising your cat and encouraging your family and friends to do the same with their unsterilised pet sex offenders".

We recommend sterilisation from 4-6 months of age for both males and females. De-sexing of male cats will reduce the risk of roaming as well as the dreaded cat fight leading to painful cat bite abscesses which are also primarily responsible the for spreading of Feline AID's (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).


The benefits our veterinarians can provide with early sterilisation of cats includes:

  1. Reduced roaming and territorial feuding
  2. Reduced unwanted litters
  3. Reduced risk of disease
  4. Reduced Urine spraying and unwanted sexual behaviour (esp. queens)
  5. Social benefits - reduced burden on shelters due to overpopulation


The surgery is a simple day procedure, which involves a general anaesthetic using the safest anaesthetics available.  BEWARE the 1/2 price sterilisation! your pet deserves the best and it only costs a fraction more to ensure your pet has a safe and positive experience.


Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your pets sterilisation with us, our staff and veterinarians will be happy to discuss any of your questions or concerns as well as provide you with an estimate of costs.

 

Call now to get your pet sterilised and for sterilisation prices ph 08 9493 2199 and don't forget to ask our staff to see if we are running any sterilisation SPECIALS that may benefit you and your pet.


If your pet is booked for surgery and you require further information refer to our section on "Pet Surgery - What happens at the vet's" or contact us now on 08 9493 2199 and speak to our friendly staff