Pet Desexing

The team at Yarraville Vet Clinic are happy to talk to you about desexing for your pet. Call us if you have any questions.

Getting Your Pet Desexed

Desexing, or neutering, is a soft tissue surgery performed on male and female pets in order to remove parts of their reproductive system. Called spaying in females, and castration in males, desexing can limit health issues that can arise from unwanted or early pregnancy, as well as behavioural and territorial issues associated with mating.

Desexing also directly impacts the number of homeless and unwanted pets that are placed in shelters, or euthanised, every year.

 How does it work at Yarraville Vet Clinic?

At Yarraville Vet Clinic, we desex cats and dogs and our team works hard to ensure that all aspects of a desexing surgery are monitored, and carried out, with expertise and care, to put you, and your pet at ease. We are committed to the ethical treatment of all of our patients, and will work with you to ensure that they are treated with the utmost care and compassion.

We prefer that patients be at least 6 months of age, but we do perform a number of desexings for welfare organisations at younger ages. If you would like this service extended to you for your pet, simply ask our friendly staff.

Why desex my pets?

Commonly, pets who are not desexed display wandering instincts, excessive urine marking, and territorial aggression when in season, or around females in season.

Desexing restricts unwanted and stressful attention towards your pets, and curtails wandering and aggressive instincts. Desexing also reduces the risk of mastitis and uterine infections in females, prostate cancer in males, as well as other life-threatening conditions like pyometra.

Cryptorchid Castration

Cryptorchidism is a medical term referring to cases of one, or both, testes of an animal not descending into the scrotum. Painful conditions can arise from this when infection occurs in the undescended testis. In some cases, cryptorchidism can cause infertility in male dogs. The condition is inherited and appears frequently, though not exclusively, in smaller breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, Pomeranians, and Toy Poodles.

There are several reasons why a cryptorchid castration ought to be performed; namely so that the defect is not continued into future litters, and to limit the chance of cancers developing in undescended testes.

Cryptorchid castration surgery at Yarraville Vet Clinic can cost up to $1,100.00

As with our other services, we offer a 10% discount to pensioners, seniors, and people with multiple pets. The team at Yarraville Vet Clinic are happy to talk to you about desexing for your pet, so give us a call and we can book an appointment to discuss the best option for your furry family members!

Have question about getting your pet desexed?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have before or after your pet’s desexing surgery.