Veterinary Services

Pet Desexing

Learn more about our pet desexing services below.

Veterinary Services

Pet Desexing in Surry Hills NSW

Desexing your pets is an important part of your pet’s preventative health journey.

There is a lot of information on the pros and cons of desexing, but in reality, unless you plan to breed your pet, desexing only provides positive outcomes.

Desexing not only reduces the number of unwanted litters and reduces the burden on charities such as the RSPCA and Animal Welfare League, but it also eliminates the risk of hormonal-driven illnesses and disease.

Some Of The Risks Associated With Not Desexing Your Male Pet Include:

  • Reduce roaming behaviors
  • Reduce hormonal driven aggression/anxiety
  • Eliminates testicular tumors
  • Reduces the incidence of prostate cancers and disease

Some Of The Risks Associated With Not Desexing Your Female Pet Include:

  • Reduce roaming behaviors
  • Reduce hormonal driven aggression/anxiety
  • Eliminates the risk of Pyometra (infection in the uterus that can be fatal if untreated)
  • Reduces the incidence of mammary tumors

The local council encourages desexing of cats to be done by 4 months of age and dogs by 6 months.

The RSPCA and other charities regularly perform desexing of young animals to reduce time spent in care, but many other vet clinics prefer to wait until the animal has matured (so around 6 months of age).

Generally, for most dogs, 6 months is an appropriate age for desexing, but some large breeds may be recommended to wait until after 12 months to allow additional bone growth.

Due to council registration requirements, you should consult with your vet to discuss when the most appropriate time for desexing your pet.

What Makes Vets On Crown Different From Other Vets When It Comes To Desexing?

We treat all your pets as individuals and tailor surgery and anesthesia to your pet’s individual needs. We consider breed, age, temperament, and previous vet history and discuss all surgical options with you to ensure that your pet gets all the care they need.

We can tailor our services to include pre-surgical blood screening to ensure that your pet’s organs are strong enough to metabolize the drugs we need to use during surgery. We can include intravenous fluid therapy to help keep them hydrated and support their organs during surgery.

We even have various types of products to ensure that your pet doesn’t pull any stitches or lick wounds, including inflatable collars, pet T-shirts, and the classic e-collars if needed.

All of our desexing patients are sent home with pain relief to be given at home to ensure they are comfortable and reduce the chances of wound interference. All post-operative checks are included, as well as nurse cuddles before and after surgery!