A caesarean, also known as a c-section, is a surgical procedure that is performed to deliver puppies or kittens. This type of delivery is usually necessary when the mother is unable to deliver naturally due to various reasons such as small pelvis, malpositioned babies or weak uterine contractions. The procedure involves making an incision in the abdomen and uterus to remove the offspring. In Australia, veterinary clinics offer caesareans for dogs and cats alike. Typically, they are done under general anaesthesia and involve both pre-operative and post-operative care. During the preoperative stage, blood tests are performed to ensure that there are no underlying medical conditions that may affect anaesthesia. Additionally, we will monitor the mother’s vital signs closely during surgery while ensuring her comfort at all times.