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De-sexing is an operation performed by the veterinarian to remove your pet’s reproductive organs.
De-sexing prevents unwanted puppies and kittens. It can help calm your pet’s behaviour, it reduces risk of some serious diseases, and may even contribute to a longer life for your pet.
Why get us to do the operation
One of the most important decisions you will make as a pet owner is where you have your pet de-sexed. Choose carefully, as this could be the most major surgery your pet ever has! At Animal Health Centre an experienced vet working with modern equipment and supported by dedicated nurses will take the utmost care to de-sex your pet safely. We also provide comprehensive post-surgical care with routine post-op checks and pain relief being provided free of charge.
The operation is done on a 'day-surgery' basis with pets going home that afternoon. We admit surgical patients at 8.00am at which time you will be asked for any relevant information about your pets health and potential anaesthetic risk. Surgical patients are given a full pre-op assessment then receive pre-medication that includes pain relief and a light sedative. The operation is done in the morning and takes about half an hour (less for cats). Your pet will be discharged when fully recovered from anaesthetic, usually after 3pm, and you will be provided with extra pain relief to give them if needed. A free post-op check is done 48hrs later and another free visit is arranged in about 10days for suture removal, if needed.
More information on de-sexing can be found in our "Information" section as well as on our "Surgery" page (Our Services/Surgery).