Pet Healthcare Services: Spaying & Neutering
Why Are Spaying & Neutering Important
Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to spaying your female companion. Firstly, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as pyometra (infection in the uterus) and mammary cancer. Secondly, spaying will eliminate the sometimes ‘messy’ heat cycles that cause behavioural changes in your pet and can attract male dogs to your house from miles away. And thirdly, you will contribute to the prevention of both dog and cat overpopulation.
Spaying involves surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus.
Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs and cats to render them infertile. There are many benefits to neutering your male companion. Firstly, you will help prevent diseases in your pet such as prostate disease and testicular cancer. Secondly, neutering will eliminate undesirable, and at times, embarrassing behaviour in your male companion. Thirdly, you will contribute to the prevention of dog and cat overpopulation.
Neutering involves the surgical removal of both testicles.
Both of these procedures can be performed under a number of anaesthetics and monitoring devices. A registered veterinary technician continually assesses your pet’s vital signs during the procedure. Although the risk of an anaesthetic death in a normal healthy pet is very rare, our monitoring devices and procedures allow us to respond to an anaesthetic emergency faster. Faster responses can save lives.
Please call or visit our facility to learn more about our spaying and neutering procedures.