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Evidence shows that there are clear health and behavioural benefits to desexing your pet and as such we recommend all pets be desexed.

At Northern Illawarra Veterinary Hospital desexing is a fairly routine procedure that we perform not only on cats and dogs but also rabbits and guinea pigs too.

We generally recommend pets are desexed at around 6 months of age.

 

Dog Spey (Desexing)

Dog spaying is the surgical procedure of desexing a female dog called ovariohysterectomy. During the procedure the dogs ovaries and uterus are removed via an abdominal incision whilst under general anaesthetic.

Spaying your female dog will prevent ovarian and uterine cancer as well a serious infection that can occur in a dogs uterus called a pyometra.

It may also reduce the risk of mammary tumors.

 

Cat Spey (Desexing)

Cat spaying is the surgical procedure of desexing a female dog called ovariohysterectomy. During the procedure the cats ovaries and uterus are removed via an abdominal incision whilst under general anaesthetic.

Spaying your female cat will prevent ovarian and uterine cancer as well a serious infection that can occur in a cats uterus called a pyometra.

Spaying your cat prevents unwanted litters and limits feral cat populations and their impact on wildlife and the environment.

It also significantly reduces the risk of hormone inducing diseases and may reduce or prevent hormone mediated behavioural issues.

 

Dog Castration (Desexing)

Castration is the procedure of removing the dogs testicles via an incision just in front of his scrotum whilst under general anaesthetic.

There are numerous benefits to castrating your dog which include eliminating the risk of testicular cancer, and it may also reduce or prevent behaviour problems such as aggression.

Prostate issues may also arise in an undesexed male which enlarges as he ages. Prostate enlargement may cause urinary difficulties, infection and discomfort.

 

Cat Castration (Desexing)

Cat castration is the surgical procedure of removing a cats testicles.

Castration in cats prevents testicular cancer and also reduces behavioural problems such aggression and urine spraying to mark territory.

It also helps limit feral cat populations and their impact on wildlife and the environment.

A castrated cat is also less inclined to be aggressive towards other cats reducing the risk of cat fights and the wounds associated with them.

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