• 03 9439 0777
  • 164 Main Road, Lower Plenty VIC 3093
  • Mon – Fri (8am–7pm) - Sat (9am–2pm) - Sun & Pub. Hols. (Closed)

Desexing

Desexing Melbourne Dogs & Puppies

At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, our state-of-the-art facility and experienced team of veterinary surgeons with over 20 years of experience, pride in excellent patient care serving the eastern, north eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne. All Melbourne pets are guaranteed the highest veterinary care and lowest price (guaranteed to beat any price in Melbourne).

 Desexing your female pet can reduce the risk of:

  • Pyometra
  • Mammary tumours
  • Metritis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovarian/uterine/vaginal neoplasia (tumours)
  • Pseudopregnancies

Desexing your male pet can reduce the risk of:

  • Testicular tumours
  • Prostate diseases
  • Perineal hernias
  • Perianal cancers
  • Territorial behaviour(growling, barking, chasing)
  • Urine marking (peeing in the house)
  • Roaming
  • Aggression, fighting
  • Sexual behaviour (mounting/humping)

At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, we recommend desexing at 6 months of age but you can also desex puppies at an early age of 3 months.

Puberty starts as early as 4 months for smaller breeds.  Reproductive season is Spring and Autumn months.

 


 

Desexing Melbourne Cats & Kittens

Desexing your female cat can reduce the risk of:

  • Pregnancy
  • Pyometra
  • Mammary gland tumours

Desexing your male cat can reduce the risk of:

  • Roaming for females
  • Aggression/fighting
  • Urine marking
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus
  • Cat bite abscesses

 


 


Rabbits

  • Desexing your female pet can reduce the risk of, uterine cancer (60-80% of rabbits at 5-6 years of age have uterine cancer), aggression, unwanted litters
  • Desexing your male pet can reduce the risk of aggression towards other rabbits.

 


 


Ferrets

  • Desexing your female pet can reduce the risk of bone marrow suppression (fatal disease).

 


 


Guinea Pigs

  • Desexing your female guinea pig can reduce the risk of ovarian cysts.
  • Female guinea pigs over the age of 2 years are 90% likely to have ovarian cysts.
  • Desexing your male guinea pig can reduce the risk unwanted litters if housed with a female guinea pig.

 


 


Admission Time

We look forward to seeing you on the day of the procedure between 8:15 & 9:30 AM.

Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on (03) 9439 0777.

 


 


General Anaesthetic Information

General anaesthesia is very safe; however, it is important to note that with all procedures involving an anaesthetic does come a degree of risks and complications. Although these risks and complications are uncommon, they can still occur.

At Lower Plenty Veteterinary Clinic we take all necessary precautions to ensure that our patients will undergo a safe anaesthetic and recovery.

Any patient undergoing anaesthesia, are placed in intravenous fluids and, will have the option of a pre-anaesthetic blood test, at an extra charge.

The in-house blood test will allow us to check for any internal abnormalities that we cannot detect through a physical examination. We highly recommend this test, especially if a patient has not had a recent blood test, or for patients over 7 years of age.

 

The pre-anaesthetic blood test allows us to check:

  • Health and number of blood cells
  • Liver and kidney function
  • Glucose levels
  • Blood clotting ability

 

Intravenous fluids help to:

  • Maintain a steady blood pressure throughout surgery; this in turn helps support the kidneys and can help prevent organ damage associated with low blood pressure.
  • IV Fluids also help our patients to have a smooth recovery by helping the kidneys filter & flush through the anaesthetic.
  • In the unlikely event of an emergency, having IV access can ensure emergency IV medication can be given quickly.

 

Please call us on (03) 9439 0777 for more information and for pricing.