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Sterilisations / Spay /  Neuter

Animal Matters Sterilisations

Spays and castrates are a commonly performed surgical procedures. It can prevent certain types of cancer, reduce wandering and behavioural issues and it helps cut down the number of animals flooding our shelters in need of homes.

Prep for sterilisations and routine surgery:

  1. No food from 10pm the night before the op, can still have water
  2. Pet gets admitted between 8-9am in morning
  3. Vet gives pain medication and sedation 1 hour before surgery
  4. After surgery pets are monitored until they are ready to go home
  5. Pet gets collected approximately 3pm onwards, but we will phone the owner when their pet is ready to collect
  6. Let your pet rest at home on the evening after surgery, do not take for a walk, give a small meal, some pets may not want to eat that evening, but should be eating the next day
  7. Pain meds are started the day after surgery, pets are given enough pain meds on the day and will not need any more pain meds on the surgery day once at home
  8. Animal Matters will make follow up calls to you over the following days after surgery to see if you pet is doing well and has recovered.

What is sterilisation and why should your pet be sterilised?

Sterilisation involves the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus, in the case of female, and the testicles, in the case of male animals. This is done routinely at most vet practices with the pet being admitted in the morning and normally going home later that afternoon or evening. A procedure that is safe and easily completed to allow the pet to go home by the end of the day.

If you are thinking of sterilising your pet, please phone our friendly receptionist today to get a quote for your pet’s sterilisation or alternatively book a free consultation to discuss any concerns you may have about the procedure with our vet.

Still unsure if you should sterilise your cat or dog? We recently wrote an article to help you decide.

Read more about sterilisations to ensure an informed decision.

Pros of sterilisation:

  • Prevent unwanted litters.
  • Your pet is less likely wander or escape.
  • Sterilised cats and dogs are less likely to mark territory.
  • Sterilisation can reduce aggressive behaviour.
  • Eliminates development of uterine, ovarian or testicular cancer.
  • Early sterilisation greatly reduces incidence of mammary (breast) cancer.