West Toowoomba Vet Surgery

357 West Street
Toowoomba, AL 4350

(074)636-2027

westtoowoombavetsurgery.com

DESEXING FACTS


For every person that is born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are born.

Pet overpopulation is a big problem. As these statistics show, in order to help keep up with the current flood of puppies and kittens, every person would have to own two dogs and six cats at all times.

A household of five would have to harbor 10 dogs and 30 cats!  Adoption alone is obviously not the answer.  Desexing is. Please spey or castrate your pets.

 

All pets should be desexed for many reasons:

FEMALES (Speying = Ovariohysterectomy)

  • Prevents signs of oestrus (heat).
  • Prevents blood stains on the carpet from the heat cycle.
  • Decreases surplus of puppies and kittens.
  • Decreases the chance of developing mammary (breast) cancer later in life
  • Decreases the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life.

MALES (Castration)

  • Decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood.
  • Decreases aggression -- less chance of Cat AIDS infection and vet bills from fights
  • Decreases incidence of prostate and peri-anal cancers later in life.
  • Prevents testicular tumours
  • Prevents Tom Cat spraying and marking furniture and walls.


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DESEXING FACTS

  • Speying does NOT cause a pet to get fat or lazy. This comes from overfeeding or lack of exercise.
  • Personalities are NOT altered by speying. Personalities do NOT fully develop until two years of age. Aggressiveness and viciousness are not the result of surgery. Guard dogs will still remain protective. Your pet's personalities will ONLY get better!
  • Surgical risk is very slight due to modern anaesthesia and techniques, but there is ALWAYS some SMALL risk when an anaesthetic is used.
  • It is much easier on the pet to be speyed before going through a heat cycle, due to the smaller size of the reproductive tract.
  • The best age to spay or neuter pets is 4-6 months of age.
  • Surgery is performed painlessly while your pet is under general anesthesia. Post-surgical pain is treated aggressively at the West Toowoomba Vet Surgery. Most pets go home the same day surgery is performed.

 


The procedure itself

Ever wonder what happens when your pet is desexed? Follow this link Desexing

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Our Community Commitment:

We are the official vets for the local RSPCA shelter.  We do low cost desexing and health care, as well as support them financially at their events

We offer cheap veterinary treatment to Queensland Animal Rescue,  Bull Arab, The Pawfect Companion and Animal Angels Rescue.

Every year we accept and treat hundreds of wildlife cases, asking only a small donation from those who chose to give.

We contribute to the AVA Petpep scheme.  This involves going out to school and teaching responsible pet ownership to school age children.  If you are a teacher interested in this FREE service, please ring us or the AVA on Tel: 07 3423 1788