As well as minimising the possibility of unwanted puppies or kittens, ‘desexing’ or surgical sterilisation may also significantly reduce the risk of health problems in your pet. At Diamond Valley Vets we recommend and provide desexing procedures for dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets at our veterinary hospitals in Eltham Central and Montmorency.
Male animals are castrated or neutered, which is the removal of both testicles, whilst female animals are speyed, involving the removal of the ovaries and most of the uterus (an ovariohysterectomy).
Desexing is a day procedure. We recommend 7-10 days of rest and recovery time post operatively. Our nurses will provide you with post-operative instructions on the day of your pets procedure.
Please contact our knowledgeable Team at our Eltham Central and Montmorency Hospitals to discuss whether a desexing procedure is suitable for your pet, or click through the appropriate species for some frequently asked questions.