WE WILL BEAT ANY EQUIVALENT PRICE OFFERED BY OTHERS, yet offer the same high-level care to all our patients, regardless of fees charged.
At SEAH we perform in excess of a thousand desexings each year, on dogs, cats, puppies and kittens but also many pocket pets such as rats and rabbits and ferrets.
All patients receive both non-steroidal and opioid pain relief and an antibiotic injection as standard, regardless of price or any discounts/special offers. 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 afternoons, depending upon the surgery schedule/case load for that day.
If you are unable to pick up/drop off your pet on the same day, we do not charge any extra fees for over night care – this is a service we offer for our clients convenience. We are also more than happy, if preferred to have you bring in your pet around lunch time with surgery performed soon after and the patient then going home with you soon after – again this is a service we offer for our clients convenience as this means only one trip.
This is especially popular with our distance clients.
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).
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 dog’s can help to reduce aggression towards other dog’s 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 and perianal adenomas, a common cancer around the anal area of undesexed male dog’s later in life. This procedure also prevents prostatic enlargement and prostatic infections/abscesses that are also common in older undesexed male dog’s.
Desexing female dog’s 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, the cancer may have spread by the time of detection.
Desexing Kittens & Cats 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 prevents this.
All kittens/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 an episodes of apnea in any cat/kitten.
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/more bearable.
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 rabbit can help control aggression along with preventing unwanted litters if mistakes are made in determining the sex of the rabbit(s) when younger. Female rabbits are also prone to uterine cancer later in life if not desexed.
WE WILL BEAT ANY EQUIVALENT PRICE OFFERED BY OTHERS, please call our nurses to see what we are able to offer you.