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Eureka Veterinary Hospital
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Desexing procedures

Desexing or neutering is a surgical procedure that prevents you pet from being able to reproduce.  In male pets, it is commonly referred to as a “castration” and in female pets as “Spaying”.   And whilst these are considered routine procedures by many, they are still a surgery which is why we take them seriously at the Eureka Veterinary Clinic.

There are many proposed benefits to desexing your pet and they include:

The most common age to desex your pet is between 4 and 6 months.  The literature on this is however changing and especially in large breed dogs where the recommended age is over 12 months of age.  The best thing you can do is discuss desexing your pet with one of our knowledgeable veterinarians on when is the best age for you and your pet.

Finally, desexing prices can vary between clinics and we pride ourselves on providing you and your pet a professional service by experienced vets and nurses.  Even though these surgical procedures are routine, they are still a very serious operation and should be treated as such. 

To ensure all anaesthetics at our clinic are safe and that your pets’ recovery from anaesthesia and surgery is smooth, included in the cost is:

For more information, please call the clinic and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

 

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Desexing procedures

Desexing or neutering is a surgical procedure that prevents you pet from being able to reproduce.  In male pets, it is commonly referred to as a “castration” and in female pets as “Spaying”.   And whilst these are considered routine procedures by many, they are still a surgery which is why we take them seriously at the Eureka Veterinary Clinic.

There are many proposed benefits to desexing your pet and they include:

  • Preventing unwanted litters, which can be very costly, and may add to the already overwhelming number of stray animals that are put down each year
  • Prevention of testicular cancer and prostate disease in males, and it can help prevent pyometra (infection of the uterus) and mammary tumours (breast cancer) in females
  • Stopping the “heat” cycle in females  
  • Decreasing aggression towards humans and other animals, especially in males
  • Being less prone to wander, especially in males
  • Living a longer and healthier life
  • Reduction of council registration fees

The most common age to desex your pet is between 4 and 6 months.  The literature on this is however changing and especially in large breed dogs where the recommended age is over 12 months of age.  The best thing you can do is discuss desexing your pet with one of our knowledgeable veterinarians on when is the best age for you and your pet.

Finally, desexing prices can vary between clinics and we pride ourselves on providing you and your pet a professional service by experienced vets and nurses.  Even though these surgical procedures are routine, they are still a very serious operation and should be treated as such. 

To ensure all anaesthetics at our clinic are safe and that your pets’ recovery from anaesthesia and surgery is smooth, included in the cost is:

  • Surgery by experienced vets using modern and safe anaesthetic techniques
  • Intravenous catheterisation so we always have access to a vein to provide immediate medication
  • Intraoperative fluid therapy to maintain blood pressure and 
  • Intraoperative pain relief and pain relief to go home with; it is surgery and whilst routine, it is serious.
  • Post-operative examination 10-14 days after the procedure to make sure your pet has recovered properly without incidence.

For more information, please call the clinic and speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

 

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