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Desexing

We will beat any equivalent desexing price

Expect the same high-level of care regardless of the fees charged - our affordable desexing services help you do what's right for your pet.

Admission times

Patients are usually admitted in the morning (dinner the night before is fine, but no breakfast please – access to water should not be restricted) with the procedure performed between late morning/early afternoon, depending upon the surgery schedule and case load for that day.

 

Patients are well cared for

All patients receive both non-steroidal and opioid pain relief and an antibiotic injection as standard, regardless of price or any discounts and special offers.

Whether your pet is male or female, desexing your dog or cat is still uncomfortable so we recommend pain relief for the first 3-4 days after your pet goes home.

We also offer IV fluids to support heart and kidney function during the procedure and maintain hydration levels both during and after, as it may be some hours before your pet feels ready to drink again. One further option is blood tests before the procedure to check that your pet’s liver and kidney function is normal (ie. that your pet is healthy on the inside).

Desexing your female pet can reduce the risk of:

  • Pyometra
  • Mammary tumours
  • Metritis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovarian / Uterine / Vaginal neoplasia (tumours)

Desexing your male pet can reduce the risk of:

  • Testicular tumours
  • Prostate diseases
  • Perineal hernias
  • Perianal adenomas

We also desex many pocket pets, such as rats and rabbits and ferrets at our vet clinic.

Check out our price guide

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Puppy & dog desexing Melbourne

Your Dog / Puppy can be desexed as early as three months but we normally recommend desexing at 6 months when puppies are at less risk of developing hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels) as a result of fasting for their surgery.

Desexing male dogs can help to reduce aggression towards other dogs when you take them for a walk but will not reduce their desire to protect your property (where they live).

Desexing also prevents testicular cancer later in life, as well as perianal adenomas, a common cancer found around the anal area of undesexed older male dogs. This procedure also prevents prostatic enlargement and prostatic infections/abscesses that are also common in older undesexed male dogs.

Desexing female dogs prevents uterine infections in older undesexed females. If you do desex your female dog before two years of age, this will prevent things like mammary gland cancer, a very common problem in older undesexed females, and where in many cases, cancer may have spread by the time of detection.

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Desexing cats & kittens Melbourne

Your pet can be desexed as early as three to four months. During the breeding season (September to March each year), cats can come “into season” as early as four and half months so early desexing is the best prevention.

All kittens and cats are mask induced with isoflurane in oxygen. This prevents apnea, a condition where the cat/kitten stops breathing for a short while after being induced with liquid anaesthetics. We have not induced cats/kittens for any procedure other than by mask for more than ten years now, and no longer see any episodes of apnea.

Desexing, like in dogs, prevents testicular cancer in males and uterine infections and mammary gland cancer in females. In male cats, desexing can also make the smell of their urine less strong and more bearable for you.

Pocket pets

Pocket pets

Desexing ferrets prevents fatal bone marrow aplasia, a condition where the bone marrow degenerates if female ferrets do not become pregnant and continuously cycle through periods of “heat”. Desexing male ferrets, plus or minus removal of their anal glands at the same time, reduces their body odour, making their less “smelly”. Desexing male and female rabbits can help control aggression along with preventing unwanted litters if mistakes are made in determining the sex of the rabbit when younger. Female rabbits are also prone to uterine cancer later in life if not desexed.

Trust the experts

At SEAH we perform over a thousand desexings each year. With over 45 years of experience, we are experts in desexing dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with a focus on animal welfare.

We also desex many pocket pets, such as rats and rabbits and ferrets at our vet clinic.

Your convenience is our pleasure

If you are unable to drop off and pick up your pet on the same day, you'll be happy to learn that we do not charge any extra fees for overnight care – we offer this service for your convenience. We can also accommodate pet owners who would like to bring their furry friend in just prior to lunch time, with the surgery performed soon after. You can then take your pet home with you shortly after the procedure. This is a service we offer for our client's convenience as this means only one trip. This is especially popular with our long-distance clients.

Scot Plummer

Meet Dr. Scot Plummer

BVSC(HONS)

Dr. Plummer has been passionate about caring for animals since his childhood, and graduated with Honours in a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland. South Eastern Animal Hospital allows him to provide your pets with the care they deserve - at a price point that is more affordable.

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