Is cat desexing expensive?
Having your cat spayed or neutered is an affordable and cost-effective procedure, particularly when compared to the costs associated with cat pregnancy and ongoing care for a litter of kittens. For more information, contact our friendly staff today.
Will cat desexing change my pet’s behaviour?
Studies have shown that cat desexing can help to minimise aggression, but this isn’t a guarantee. What is guaranteed is that female cats that have been desexed won’t go into heat (occurring repeatedly throughout the breeding season, this typically results in lots of urinating and yowling). Male cats that have been desexed are also less likely to mark their territory by spraying and aren’t as prone to roaming far from home (a habit which often leads to fights over territory and an increased risk of being injured in an accident).
What does cat desexing involve?
Your cat will have an initial consultation with a vet to determine when is the right time for desexing to occur. The actual procedure is very simple a routine procedure and is performed by an experienced surgical team while your cat is under a general anaesthetic. Once the procedure is completed, most cats will return home on the same day. Our vets are more than happy to talk you through the whole process, from the initial assessment through to post-operative care, answering any additional questions you may have.
What are the health benefits of cat desexing?
There are numerous health benefits, for both male and female cats. In males, cat desexing prevents testicular cancer, minimises prostate-related issues and lowers hormone levels especially around 6 months of age reduces undesirable behaviours such as spraying and roaming.(which can otherwise result in undesirable habits such as aggression and roaming). In females, cat desexing prevents false unwanted pregnancies and other conditions which can affect the uterus, while also protecting them from unwanted pregnancy and the attention of roaming males.
My puppy barks in the crate. Is crate training right for me?
The first step is to find out why they are barking. Maybe they want to get out, maybe they need to go to the bathroom, or maybe they simply want attention.
The best way to get a new puppy accustomed to their crate is to put their favourite toys and food treats inside it. Make your puppy think that the crate is a comfortable, homey place.
Why does my pup like biting and grabbing onto my pant legs?
This might mean your pup has too much free or unsupervised time. Provide more guidance and structure. If they try to bite and grab, give them a toy that is more appropriate to chew on or get them to sit.
Why does my dog keep having accidents inside the house, particularly after playing outdoors?
If you want to toilet train your pup, you must constantly supervise their habits and whereabouts. If your pup goes outside to play, you must go with them so you know if they have done their business or are likely to do it inside. To avoid too many accidents, you want to limit access to the house until they’re completely house trained. Crate training is a good way to do this.
How old should my pet be before desexing?
We recommend that your puppy and/or kitten are desexed from 6 months old (Please speak to a veterinarian to discuss the best time for your pet to be desexed). Desexing has numerous benefits, including reduced recovery times from anaesthesia and wound healing.
Is desexing safe?
Spay and neuter surgeries are the most commonly performed animal procedures. For females however, it is still quite a major procedure and may have some risks involved. Most animals experience relatively little discomfort and are back to their normal activities within a day or two (anaesthetics are used during surgery, and pain medication is always given afterwards).
Will my pet’s personality change?
Desexing may reduce aggressive behaviour in some cases but doesn’t guarantee a favourable change in your pet’s personality in any way.
I forgot to give insulin or I’m not sure if it went in. What should I do?
Nothing! Do not attempt to give the dose again. Give the next dose as normal at the ordinary time.