As cute as puppies and kittens are, we know that you don’t want your pet having a litter every year! Pet desexing is also important in behavioural management in some pets and can reduce the risk of diseases such as ovarian cancer. At the ark we offer pet desexing operations under general anaesthetic for dogs, cats and rabbits.
The procedure is day surgery so you can pick up your pet at the end of the day. The team at the ark is highly experienced in the procedure in both male and female pets, ensuring that your pet experiences minimal discomfort and a fast recovery once they get home!
Female Cat desexing
If you do not want to breed with your cat, we advice you to desex her between 4 and 6 months. This is earlier than in the past, but studies have shown that cats recover faster at this age and suffer less from the procedure. This early pet desexing significantly reduces the risk of tumors of the mammary glands in later life and these tumors are almost always malignant in cats. There are no known disadvantages of this procedure.
Male dog desexing
In principle, there is no reason to castrate a healthy, cheerful dog. Reasons to castrate a male dog can be behavioral (dominant, hypersexual or runaway) or medically indicated for example for foreskin inflammation or certain tumors. If you think about castration, then feel free to drop by for advice. Our veterinarian can certainly help you with behavioral problems.
Male cat desexing
It is almost impossible not to castrate male cats as they have a strong tendency to mark their favorite spots at home with urine that smells very strongly and exhibits other (for us) undesirable behavior. When they come go outside, uncastrated male cats fight considerably more with all the consequences. Our advice is therefore to have them castrated. This is possible from 4 months.
Fees are variable depending on the age, breed and sex of your pet, and our team is happy to provide you with an estimated cost for the procedure. You can book an online appointment by clicking the button below.