Pet Desexing In Brisbane

Keep your pet healthy and do the community a favour by desexing your companion.

Dog & Cat Care

Desexing Your Pet

Across the world, there is an influx of animals in shelters waiting to be adopted into safe and loving homes. As part of the battle against pet overpopulation, pet desexing is crucial.

The House Call Vet is here to help you understand the importance of desexing your pet and provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decision for your animal companion. 

We are experts in pet health and desexing services, and we will make sure that the entire process is smooth and stress-free for both you and your pet.

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Why You Should Desex Your Pet

Not only is desexing an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies and reduce a number of puppies and kittens ending up in animal shelters, but there are a number of health benefits for your pet as well. Performed under general anaesthetic, desexing is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure.

In female pets, desexing prevents unwanted pregnancies and automatically eliminates the associated unwanted attention from their male counterparts. In male pets, desexing will not only prevent unwanted pregnancies but also help to reduce testosterone-driven behaviours such as roaming, mounting and urine marking.

Additional Benefits Include:

Helping You Be Responsible Pet Parents

When Can Your Pet Be Desexed?

Desexing is generally recommended when pets are approaching sexual maturity but before coming on heat. As such, the recommended age for desexing your pet is typically between 4-6 months old, however this may vary depending on the type of animal.

However, at The House Call Vet, we know that each of our patients are unique. With years of experience, our team will be able to advise you on the best time to desex your pet based on their individual health and development. We will take every consideration into account to ensure that your pet is comfortable and safe throughout the entire process.

To book an appointment or for more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

More To Know About Desexing

Will My Pet's Personality Change?

This is a common myth. However, desexing your companion will not change or alter their personality, but may improve certain behaviours

Will My Pet Gain Weight?

Desexing does not cause weight gain or directly affect normal activity levels in your pet. If weight gain occurs after desexing, a simple adjustment to diet and activity can resolve this.

Should My Pet Have A Litter First?

For your pet's health, it is recommended to desex your pet before their first heat. This greatly reduces their risk of mammary cancer.

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Caring For Your Pet

Pet Desexing is typically a day procedure which means your pet can usually go home the same day.

Classified as a major surgery, it’s important to look after your pet properly once they return home. From monitoring wounds and encouraging eating to providing your pet with a warm, clean and cosy spot to recovery, your care can make a real difference to their comfort and recovery.

We will provide you with all of the information you need to care for your pet post-operatively, and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have

It is normal for your pet to have some swelling, bruising and discomfort around the incision site. Pets are generally compulsive cleaners, they may lick or bite the area excessively.

To avoid irritation, be sure to monitor the area closely and keep it clean and dry. If you are concerned about the appearance of the wound or your pet’s behaviour, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

After the procedure, your companion my be groggy and weary. Be sure to keep them comfortable to encourage proper recovers. It is also important to avoid excessive stress and activity.

It is not unusual for pets to have a decreased appetite following surgery. However, to help them recover, it is important to ensure that they are eating and drinking properly

Encourage eating by offering small, frequent meals of their wet food. If your pet refuses to eat, please contact us immediately.

While your pet is recovering from its procedure, exercise should be controlled and limited. They can be taken for short, slow walks with jumping and running should be discouraged and avoided.

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