An unspayed female continue’s to come into season a few times a year. This is equivalent to menstruation in humans. Most people find this grouse as the pet spots blood for many days and are in search of a partner to mate. Unwanted males from the neighbourhood may try and get into the property or in the case of cats they even come inside the home to seek out the female in season. Managing pregnant females and their litters requires planning and responsibility not forgetting the time and cost that one has to invest in this.
Female dogs undergo a common veterinary procedure we refer to as a spey. Medically, it’s known as an ovariohysterectomy, and involves the removal of both ovaries and the uterus. Non-spayed females are first and foremost much more likely to have puppies. They also are much more susceptible to uterine infections and mammary gland tumours. Mammary tumours become large and grow quickly if left untreated. Having your dog spayed can eliminate the risk of developing either of these conditions, and lessen the risk of ovarian cancer and cysts.
We perform a procedure called neutering on your male pets. This procedure involves the removal of both testicles. Contrary to most assumptions, the “sacks” are never removed and a male pet still can be identified by his gender from an outward observation. Neutering your male pets has significant benefits to their health and behaviour. Instead of roaming they spend more time at home. Unneutered males may initiate fights that lead to injury, but neutered pets are less likely to exhibit aggressive behaviour.
The long-term health benefits of neutering are significant. Male dogs have higher chances of developing prostate disease reduced, and their risk of testicular cancer entirely eliminated.
Vet Central Animal Hospital performs safe anaesthesia on all our patients.
Refer to our Anaesthesia section for having confidence in spaying or neutering your pet at Vet Central animal Hospital. Our reasonable rates include:
1. A veterinarian check up on admittance
2. Intravenous catheter
3. Pre-operation pain relief
4. Full time nurse monitoring on anaesthesia and recovery.
5. Anaesthesia, surgery, half day hospitalisation, theatre consumables
6. Post op pain relief
7. 3 day take home anti-inflammatory/ analgesics
8. 3 day post op check-up by a veterinarian
9. 10 day check and suture removal
10. Pre anaesthetics blood test and intravenous fluids optional