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Desexing

TO NEUTER OR NOT TO NEUTER - THAT IS THE QUESTION
Many clients ask us whether they should desex their pets, and what the pros and cons are.
Desexing and neutering are terms used for the surgical removal of reproductive organs of males and females and ensures that your pet has less reproductive related health problems as he or she ages.

When to Desex Your Pet?
Neutering is usually done at  5-6 months of age. In some large breed dogs we may recommend desexing while still a little younger.

Desexing before animals have reached sexual maturity helps reduce mammary tumours in females, and helps prevent the development of aggression.

The Operation
Speys; involves entering the abdominal cavity and complete removal of the ovaries and uterus 
Castration; involves removal of the testicles through a skin incision just in front of the scrotum in dogs, or over the scrotum in cats. 
Before the surgery, your pet is given a full physical examination, to ensure he or she is healthy and able to cope with the surgery.
Your pets will be monitored continuously during and after the operation both electronically and by a trained veterinary nurse. 
In this way we are able to reduce any risks.

Patients are in our hospital for the day of surgery only, going home the same evening. 
 

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Monday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The experience we had with Progressive Vet Care was outstanding. Both Dr Tim and the other staff members were efficient and helpful. Also very compassionate towards our dog Millie when she was desexed and afterward care. Soon we will need to take her for her vaccinations. There is definitely no other place I will take my Millie. Well done guys and many thanks."
    Maryanne
  • "We were very happy with Progressive Vet Care. Dr Tim was very thorough and even called up four days later to check on the progress of our whippet after his treatment and advise. I am going to bring all my animals to this vet clinic in future."
    Jessica