DID YOU KNOW? : That a female cat cycles every 21 days, and that they can be in season and able to mate for 13 days each cycle?!

So the chances of them getting pregnant in the breeding season is very high.

DID YOU KNOW? : Female dogs and cats that are not desexed may have unwanted litters, and are more likely to develop infections of their uterus.

Male dogs and cats that are not desexed have more drive to fight and escape to chase the”girls”. They are susceptible to prostate and testicular disease. Male cats have a very strong urine smell when marking their territory, and their desire to fight is enormous. Unfortunately, so is the chance of them contracting Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (cat aids).

We recommend that dogs and cats can be desexed from 6 months of age. In consultation with your vet who will take into account age, breed, behaviour and lifestyle. Desexing is no longer a one size fits all model and should be tailored specifically to your dog.

Remember, during Desexing, at Peninsula Veterinary Surgery, we use the most up-to-date anaesthetics, all patients are given intravenous fluids during surgery, and kept warm on a heating pad.

Throughout surgery and the recovery period, patients are monitored carefully by our skilled and qualified Veterinary Nurses.

To assist in recovery, pain relief and anti inflammatory injections are administered.

Patients are ready to go home the same day of surgery, and ten days later, we will remove any stitches and check the surgery site.

All this is included in the fee you are charged.