Sterilisations

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Cat sterilisations include cat spey for females & castrations for males. Surgery is a day procedure, we will ask you to bring your pet into the clinic in the morning and they will go home in the afternoon. You can read more about surgery & anaesthesia HERE. 

PRICE    Cat Spey  $185     Cat Castration $88

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Dog sterilisations include dog spey for females & castrations for males. Surgery is a day procedure, we will ask you to bring your pet into the clinic in the morning and they will go home in the afternoon. You can read more about surgery & anaesthesia HERE. 

PRICE     Dog Spey  $300         Dog Castration    $250

               -  plus Anaesthesia Fee (determined by weight)

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Rabbit sterilisations include rabbit spey for females & castrations for males. Surgery is a day procedure, we will ask you to bring your pet into the clinic in the morning and they will go home in the afternoon. You can read more about surgery & anaesthesia HERE. 

PRICE:  Rabbit spey  $185      Rabbit castration   $99

Surgical Procedures Explained.

SPEY - this surgery is called "ovariohysterectomy" which is abdominal surgery that removes both ovaries and uterus of the animal. Your pet will have stitches on the midline of their abdomen, these will need to be removed by the vet in 10-14 days.

Post-op care is very important and you will be given Post-op Instructions. The main item will be for you to confine your pet and keep them very quiet until the sutures are removed. Comparing to human surgery, the patient should be kept confined to bed for at least 7 days. 

CASTRATION - this surgery involves removal of both testes; in dogs your pet will have a small suture line in front of the scrotum. Cats wont have any sutures to remove but will still need to be confined for several days.

AGE FOR SURGERY - all animals can be sterilised as they approach 6 months of age. We recommend to spey females BEFORE their first season is due as research as shown this can prevent mammary cancer development. We will not spey in-season females - please wait 2 weeks post season.

WEIGHT - of animal is important for several reasons. An overweight animal carries a lot of abdominal fat which carries a lot of blood vessels and increase risk of excessive bleeding in surgery. Your anaesthesia fee will also be determined by the animals weight - more kilos = more $$!  So if your pet is overweight we may request several weeks on a weight loss program before surgery. This is especially true for rabbits. Check with us for weight loss dietary recommendations.

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